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Star of India Black Tea

Star of India Black Tea

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Star of India highlights three of India's premier tea-growing regions: Assam, Darjeeling, and Nilgiri. This balanced blend combines the rich and malty flavor of second flush Assam, the fruity and nuanced flavor of Nilgiri, and the floral, slightly nutty flavor of Darjeeling for a beautiful coppery-colored tea that is similar to a breakfast blend.

Cups Per Package

This luxury loose leaf tea is carefully blended and packaged by hand in a reusable tin or a resealable kraft bag. Our 3.5 oz. tin or kraft bag makes approximately 35 – 40 cups of tea. Our 7 oz. kraft bag makes approximately 70 – 80 cups.


Black tea (Origin: India)

Tasting Notes

Rich and malty, with floral and muscatel notes.

How To Brew Star of India Tea

Use 1 level teaspoon per 6 oz. water. Heat water to boiling. Steep for 2 to 4 minutes. For best taste, do not over steep.

To prepare Star of India, we recommend using a teapot, tea infuser, or tea filter. These preparation methods allow tea leaves to fully expand as the tea steeps, resulting in a richer, more flavorful cup.

Star of India Tea Caffeine Content

Black tea contains a moderate amount of caffeine, less than half as much as coffee per cup.

Star of India Tea Benefits

Black tea boosts energy, helps with focus, and is a lower-caffeine alternative to coffee.

More About Star of India

Star of India is a blend of three different Indian black teas:

  • Assam is a hearty black tea with a rich coppery color, a full body, hints of malt and toast, and moderate astringency.

  • Nilgiri is a robust black tea from southwest India with a full body and floral and fruity notes.

  • Darjeeling, often called the "champagne of teas," has a medium body and a bright, slightly nutty flavor.

While these three teas are all grown in India, they have different histories and flavor profiles. Darjeeling is one of the most prized types of Indian black tea, and is grown in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains using the camellia sinensis var. sinensis varietal. Assam is known for its bold and malty flavor, and often one of the primary components in popular breakfast blends such as English Breakfast and Irish Breakfast. Nilgiri tea is from an up-and-coming tea producing region in southern India, where the environmental conditions are just right for producing balanced, nuanced black teas.

Star of India blends these three distinct teas together to great effect. Since Assam is on the stronger side, Darjeeling is on the lighter side, and Nilgiri is somewhere in the middle, the blend has a medium body that combines elements of all three teas. Star of India has malty, fruity, and nutty notes that interact in interesting ways with each sip. For tea drinkers who enjoy breakfast blends, this tea is a great option! It’s also suitable for beginning tea drinkers looking to explore new classic black teas.

We often recommend Star of India to customers looking for a balanced, nuanced breakfast blend. For customers who enjoy blends like English Breakfast and Irish Breakfast but are looking for something different, Star of India is a great option. It’s also an excellent introduction to the variety of Indian black teas. If you’re looking to dive into the world of classic black teas, Star of India is a great way to experience three black teas in one. While hearty enough to withstand the addition of milk and sugar, this is also a great tea to enjoy on its own and savor the unique flavor combinations of the blend.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Jaime G
Your staple black tea but better

Things get tense and agitation rears its ugly head if we run out of Star of India at our house. This blend is our go-to daily morning cuppa (& sometimes again in the afternoon). It makes a great "sweet tea" in the heat of summer and is a luxurious base for our homemade tea blends. We love to steep up some mint from our garden and then combine it with Star of India for a cooling, refreshing drink (especially iced). If emotions need a little extra soothing, we like to add a spoon of lavender honey and Gulkand (sugared roses from India) to tame the beast. Star of India will bring your quintessential cuppa to new heights!

best aroma

My husband and I have been drinking this and Irish Breakfast as our go-to morning cuppas. I add milk, he doesn't, both versions area great! This tea has more nuances to flavor and aroma - probably due to its being a blend - than a single blend. Wonderful!

Treat yourself!

Like Margee F., I adore this tea and Golden Yunnan. Organic Assam is my one true love - I drink it with a dash of sugar and oatmilk first thing in the morning, come rain, come shine, all four season. But both Star of India and Golden Yunnan are simply wonderful brewed strong and served black, no sugar, at my desk throughout the day. Frankly these teas, and Artful Tea, are lifesavers. Thank you to staff for their great service and selection - they always know what's exactly right for me. Try this one and treat yourself!

'- Margee F.
Awesome 🙌

This. Tea. Is. AMAZING. Fresh and beautiful, and the presentation... gorgeous. Both this and the Golden Yunnan. Bonus is the wonderful tea tins they come in. I am so accustomed to plastic baggies, that these tins feels like a special gift. Not to mention the ACTUAL gift of yet a third tea. Fast shipping, too! Addiction. Started.

'- Sherri M.
Great Quality! With, Great Service!

Returning customer, I absolutely love the teas! Packaging seals well, for home storage until used up. Very satisfied.