Black Tea

Our Selections


4 & 20 Blackbirds

Ontario Farm Family Owned Since 1990

Methods and varieties differ between different producing regions. The process however always involves the same four basic steps. The leaves are picked and left out to wither. Then the leaf is rolled, in order to release the colour and flavours. The leaf is then spread out to allow it to ferment. Finally the fermented leaf is fired in order to stop the natural decomposition.

4 & 20 Blackbirds Breakfast: This is our own blend. One of Ceylon’s champagne teas blended with a wonderful malty Assam with just a hint of Taiwan thrown in for toastiness.


Ingredients: Black tea, Oolong tea.


English Breakfast: A perfect breakfast tea with good body, especially enticing with milk.


Character- Full tea flavour notes, with body, coppery bright.

Grade- Flowery Pekoe

Ingredients- Luxury black tea.

English Evening: A flavoury tea that is light liquoring and bright. This tea is perfect after dinner and promotes conversation


Gingia Assam: One of the nicest Assam’s available. From Assam, South India


Character- Bright, full bodied liquor with nuttiness almost a walnut character. Juicy!!

Grade- Special Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe

Ingredients- 100% black tea


Lapsang Souchong: A superior leaf lapsang souchong offers a crisp character with the remarkable and heady aroma of an oak fire.


Character- A smooth crisp character with a heady aroma of an oak fire.

Grade- Special Grade Lapsang Souchong

Ingredients- Luxury black tea.


Lovers Leap: The liquor is bright with excellent flower flavour and a cup that tends somewhat light. A good after-dinner tea.


Grade- Flowery Orange Pekoe

Ingredients- Luxury black tea


Mim Darjeeling: Good body with a classic muscatel character. This quality is only available in June when the 2nd  flush growing season is at its peak.


Grade- Orange Pekoe

Ingredients- Luxury black tea


Scottish Breakfast: Malty, full bodied character with bright flavoury notes and hints of cask oakiness. A bracing Highlander’s cup of tea.


Ingredients- Black Tea

To Brew these teas. Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 tsp. of tea for each cup into infuser, place in  pot. Add boiling water, cover and let steep 3-5 minutes and remove tea. Add milk and sugar to taste. Acceptable to consume “straight up”.