Top 10 Black Teas

The Highest Quality Black Teas for Everyday Sipping

We love black tea — the most common form of the ancient beverage made from oxidized leaves of the Camellia sinensis shrub. Of the many varieties, we appreciate the perfumed profile of Earl Grey as much as the (acquired) smoky taste of Lapsang Souchong.

Given the multitude of excellent black teas from all over the world, it would seem too bold to say that GAYOT's list of Best Black Teas is definitive. Instead, these are favorites that we enjoy. Many of them are organic and sustainable, and all crafted with the utmost care.

If you enjoy a lighter, grassier taste in your brew, check out our list of the Best Green Teas for great-tasting picks chock-full of health benefits.