Classic Selections and Original Albuquerque Blends
Black tea is one of the most popular teas in the West. In fact, black tea may be the only type of tea many Americans have ever tried! Hadley’s Tea has one of the widest selections of loose leaf and bagged black teas in Albuquerque.
About Black Tea
Black teas are made from leaves of two species of Camellia sinensis plant:
- The small-leaved Chinese variety (C. sinensis sinensis, the leaves of which are also used for green and white teas)
- Large-leaved Assamese variety (C. sinensis assamica)
Of all tea types, black teas have the highest caffeine content, making them a great way to start your day. Black teas have the strongest flavor and make an excellent base for spicy blends. To achieve the best flavor, black tea should be steeped for three to five minutes, longer for an even stronger brew. You may leave the tea bag in your cup or mug to enjoy a strong flavor from start to finish.
Our Black Tea Varieties
Hadley’s Tea carries a large selection of black teas that includes flavored blends, organic varieties and rarer Pu-Erh teas.
Earl Grey Collection
Earl Grey tea derives its distinctive flavor and aroma from the addition of oil extracted from the rind of the bergamot orange, a fragrant citrus fruit.
- Earl Grey
- Cream Earl Grey (includes vanilla bean oil)
- Lavender Early Grey (includes lavender petals)
- Russian Earl Grey
Flavored Black Teas
Pu-Erh Black Teas
The leaves of Pu-Erh teas are collected from caves and aged at least six months, giving the black teas a strong earthy flavor.
Enjoy Your Favorite Black Tea at Hadley’s
Hadley’s Tea is Albuquerque’s premier tea shop. In addition to our selection of teas, we also offer a comfortable place to enjoy your beverage with the company of a friend or a good book. Visit us in the Market Place shopping center on Jefferson Street NE.