Products | Black Teas

How do you improve upon a classic? For our premium black teas, we let the quality of the full-leaf Chinese black tea shine through. We add only those flavor essences that enhance the overall taste and experience of this tea. In this medium-robust to full-bodied black tea, you will first and foremost taste the extraordinarily clean finish of the black tea followed by a subtle hint of our high-quality vanilla and fruit essences.

Enjoy our wide selection of black tea blends, from the traditionally elegant English Breakfast to our unique Rooibos Mint, made with a delicately smooth mixture of South African red tea. Our classic black teas also make delicious, clear iced teas — a summertime favorite. Black Cherry and Strawberry Black teas are an iced-tea lover’s dream.

How to prepare black teas

Enjoy these classic teas hot or chilled.

Steeping instructions

Hot tea Use 1 tsp. of tea for each 8 oz. cup of water or 1 tbsp. for each pot. Heat water to boiling and let steep for 3–4 minutes or to desired taste.  Strain and serve.

Cold tea Use 2 tsp. of tea for each 8 oz. cup of water. Heat water to boiling and let steep for 3 – 4 minutes, or to desired taste. Strain and pour over ice or let cool and refrigerate. Enjoy! Our favorite iced teas are Cherry Black Tea and Vanilla Black Tea.

To sweeten cold tea, follow this easy recipe for simple syrup: Bring 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Allow to cool and refrigerate. Use to sweeten to desired taste.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Ancona’s Market introduces Ridgefield’s own Sea of Tea™ premium loose leaf teas

Beginning October 9, 2007, Ridgefielders can find a selection of Sea of Tea’s premium tea blends at Ancona’s Market.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Herbal Cows

A dairy farmer stopped by our booth to sniff out our herbal blends. Apparently, he had been experimenting with feeding various herbs to his herd and found the herbs even had benefits to cows, such as increased milk production and better-tasting dairy products. Who knew?