Black Tea has less than half the amount of caffeine per cup than in a similar-sized cup of coffee. More about caffeine.
Steeping black tea is easy. Simply heat fresh, filtered water to a rolling boil. Then pour water over tea and steep for 3-5 minutes if using a tea bag or full-leaf.
Finest Chinese Keemun and Silver-tip Formosan oolong tea leaves
Country of Origin
Anhui province, Taiwan
What our Citizens are saying about this great gift of the leaf...
My Favrite Tea
November 27, 2014
I got hooked on this tea 15 years ago. I have been a life long tea drinker (yes, I drank it as a child) and this is by far my favorite. I love the smokiness. Although I live in a mid size city, I cannot find "my" tea locally so I always purchase online.
July 12, 2014
I was surprised by the smokiness (obviously didn't read the reviews) but did enjoy it as a nice breakfast time tea.
May 23, 2014
I am new to full leaf. Little strong for me but giving myself a chance to adjust my steeping time. Great service and also trying other flavones.
My Favorite tea
March 21, 2014
Nice, just strong and dark enough, never bitter
Truly all-day drinking
March 08, 2014
What better way to get through the day!
my favorite morning tea
December 28, 2013
Delicious smooth smokey flavor. Good for another infusion.
Already wrote a review
December 13, 2013
Marietta , GA
I already wrote a review, but didn't seem to give it any teapots, so just to let you know that my review is 5 Pot!
December 01, 2013
Love this tea - long time drinker
April 27, 2013
I find this tea very robust and flavorful - perfect for breakfast. I've tried other breakfast teas and haven't found one that measures up. I like it with some sort of sweetener - sugar or splenda ( I know you probably don't approve) and silk soy milk creamer, which I don't really use for anything else - just seems to enhance the flavor. I've been drinking this for breakfast for 10 years or so and order it in the 1 lb bag. Believe it or not, my second favorite breakfast tea is Starbuck's Awake which will do in a pinch.
Nice for a change
January 26, 2013
A nice cup with a pleasant smokiness - like a very mild, accessible version of Lapsang Souchong. I like it for a change of pace, though it will never be my daily breakfast tea.
The Burgundy of Black Tea
December 06, 2012
This tea is extremely smooth and very different from all other varieties of black tea. With the first sip, it brings a smile to my face and with the long and smooth finish, the unique, luscious flavor lingers like the setting sun...beautiful in all ways. Enjoy, enjoy and enjoy over and over again. Simply the best!
Great Tea for breakfast
August 18, 2012
Wonderful bold but smooth tea for breakfast. It's been my breakfast beverage of choice for 6 or 7 years now. So glad that I can get it in bulk. Love it - thanks!
The perfect black tea
May 21, 2012
I have tasted black teas from around the world and have always preferred the smoothness of Chinese Keemun, particularly when contrasted with the astringency typical of most Indian teas. This tea, blended with a a bit of Oolong really is perfect any time. I prefer mine steeped for just 2.5 - 3 minutes.
April 11, 2012
I love this tea..So I ordered the pound bag, but I think what I ordered is a little different that the tin can I first purchase. The pound seems a little bitter, but I still really love it...Truly republic has the best teas I have ever had
No More Coffee
April 10, 2012
I switched from coffee to this tea 15 years ago after I found that coffee aggravated a chronic pain condition. I wanted a tea that had body but no astringency, which I find unpleasant. This tea is full-flavored, with a very pleasant floral/chocolate nose, but it isn't sweet in itself. I've tried many others because sometimes ADB is hard to get here, but none live up to this standard. For me, it's the most civilized way to start the day.
March 25, 2012
this is my saturday morning relaxing tea --- saved for that morning I don't have to rush! mh favorite for years!
First Thing in the Morning Favorite!
February 13, 2012
This is my favorite source of caffeine!
yummy with a hint of smoke
December 29, 2011
I love oolong and thought this was mostly oolong, however the black tea with the touch of oolong was quite good.
December 09, 2011
I love oolong tea, but usually find the flavor a bit weak for morning. This blend is the perfect solution!
What a surprise!
November 11, 2011
Laguna Niguel, CA
Absolutely delightful! I wasn't expecting too much from a basic blend, but it's become one of my go to teas all through the day.
November 07, 2011
My go to tea every morning. brisk and hearty for the morning wakeup but with a hint of luxury.
October 20, 2011
This is my favorite cup of tea!! The Oolong and Keemun perfectly balance each other.
Favorite oolong EVER!
October 15, 2011
This is my favorite oolong EVER! Just a bit of sugar and it's good to go.
Robust & beautifully balanced
September 24, 2011
Flavorful, never bitter, and extremely good with or without milk. Beautiful balance of leaves to provide a full range of flavors.