Store Location

Tea Talk
2600 South Road

Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601
Phone: 845.204.9668

Store Hours

Tea House Hour:

Monday - Thursday

10AM - 8pm


10AM - 8pm


10AM -  8pm


11PM - 6PM

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Black Tea

Word Association: Caffeine, Strong, Bitter, Dark, Hot

Perhaps the most well known tea, black tea is named as such due to the color of the leaves themselves. The typical color of black tea causes them to be referred to as "red tea" in China.

Black tea leaves hold their flavor for long periods which is why the popularity of this type of tea

has reached the entire globe. Long journeys of travel and trade would not dimish the potency and flavor of the tea, hence it's value has been much prized in ages past. 


Due to the dominant prevalance of black tea, many types are named after their respective region or province of origin. Today there are so many different black teas that the selection can be overwhelming. Please try one of our samples or ask a sales associates to recommend or brew a sample of a black tea you've never tried before. One thing is sure, if you are looking for the bold flavor and liveliness of a brisk black tea you will not be disappointed.

Some of our favorites:


  • Russian Country
  • Lapsing
  • CTC Assam
  • Darjeeling

Featured Product

Russian Country

2.99 per oz.


A blend of four teas along with an additional touch of Lapsang, this is a softer version of Smoky Lapsang Souchong. This tea is reminiscent of the teas that were carried by camel across the Asian deserts to Russia. As Norwood Pratt quips: "the only choice was one hump or two."