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Last Updated: Mar. 13, 2015 

About Flavored Black Tea

Very dark loose-leaf black tea with bright blue dried flowers mixed inEarl Grey Creme, Loose-Leaf, from Art of Tea, Photo © A Girl With Tea, CC BY 2.0.
Flavored black tea is black tea that has been blended, flavored, or scented with herbs, flowers, spices, or other ingredients. Because black tea is the default tea in most western countries, when people in the U.S. refer to flavored tea without specifying the type of tea, they often are talking about flavored black tea.

Virtually all countries that consume black tea have some traditions of blending or flavoring their tea. Flavored black tea blends are especially popular in Western tea cultures, especially in Great Britain, France, and the U.S.

In Western tea culture, common flavorings for black tea are fruit, especially lemon or beragmot orange (in Earl Grey tea), or rose petals. Among herbs, spearmint or holy basil are frequently blended with black tea. Chai, or spiced tea, a tradition that originated in India, is also usually made out of black tea, and is one of the most common forms of flavored black tea. Vanilla black tea is another common variety.

Because many black teas tend to have a robust, powerful flavor and aroma, they can be combined with strong flavorings which would easily overpower other types of teas. A British favorite is to flavor black tea with black currant, a berry or fruit with a strong, deep flavor. Black tea can also hold its own alongside strong herbs such as lavender. Black tea can also blend well with floral scents, especially the more powerful ones such as rose. Jasmine tea is less frequently made with black teas, but examples do exist.

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RateTea has been good for my life, by motivating me to variegate my tea sampling, and opening up new flavor and olfactory worlds. How's that for advertorial testimony? :-) That, however, has included getting me to sample nasty to mediocre teas, as well as some very good ones I otherwise wouldn't have had. This clas...

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Coffee Kisses (No. 1654) from TeaGschwendner

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Blend
Aug. 31st, 2021

Half-litre pot at home, made from a sample received at the outlet in Flensburg and containing wiry leaves of black tea and roasted South American coffee beans. Pours clear dark amber with no sediment. Clear aroma of black tea leaves (Assam?), with malty notes and touches of coffee. Bitter flavour of black tea, with roa...

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69 / 100
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Easter Tea (No. 930) from TeaGschwendner

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Blend
Aug. 31st, 2021

One-litre cup at home, made from a mixture of black tea leaves and marigold blossom, sprinkled with flavour and emitting a citric scent. Pours clear dark amber (against white china) with no sediment. Clear aroma of black tea leaves, with malty notes (Assam?) and mild citric hints. Mild, bitterish, leafy flavour with ma...

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Half-litre pot at home, made from a mixture of black tea (Assam?) leaves, sprinkled with flavour and bergamot oil. Pours nearly clear copper brown (against white china) with no sediment. Clear aroma of bergamot oil, with malty and leafy notes of black tea (Assam?). Bitter, but not aggressive, leafy flavour with sweetis...

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80 / 100

One-litre pot at home, made from a mixture of black tea leaves, cocoa nibs and pieces of vanilla, all sprinkled with flavouring. Pours slightly hazy dark brown (against white china) with negligible sediment. Clear aroma of cocoa and vanilla, with notes of black tea and malty touches. Sweetish flavour of vanilla, with r...

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Earl Grey

Brand:Twinings
Style:Earl Grey Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
31
42 Ratings
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Lady Grey

Brand:Twinings
Style:Fruit Black Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
21
22 Ratings
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Earl Grey

Brand:Bigelow Tea
Style:Earl Grey Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
17
22 Ratings
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Constant Comment®

Brand:Bigelow Tea
Style:Flavored Black Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
33
12 Ratings
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Aged Earl Grey™ - Bergamot Black

Brand:Numi Organic Tea
Style:Earl Grey Tea
Region:Assam, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
60
11 Ratings

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Golden Orchid

Brand:Whispering Pines
Style:Vanilla Black Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
100
4 Ratings
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Earl Grey Decaffeinated Black Tea

Brand:Bigelow Tea
Style:Earl Grey Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Decaffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
100
3 Ratings
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Ginger Peach

Brand:Republic of Tea
Style:Flavored Black Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
93
7 Ratings
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Chocolate Peppermint

Brand:Tea Horse
Style:Flavored Black Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
92
3 Ratings
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Blackcurrant Breeze (formerly Blackcurrant)

Brand:Twinings
Style:Fruit Black Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
92
3 Ratings

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