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Prized for their delicate fragrance and flavor, the liquor ranges in color from golden yellow to amber gold, often referred to as a “cup of sunshine.” Notes of flowers and tropical fruit join a lively, effervescent quality and silky smooth mouth feel.

Every spring, the arrival of the first flush teas is always a celebrated event here at Upton Tea Imports. We source the finest teas the season has to offer, direct from the estates, to provide you with the ultimate tea experience.


North Tukvar Estate First Flush SFTGFOP1 Ch. (DJ-4) Darjeeling
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Nestled in the Himalayan foothills, the North Tukvar Estate has been producing premium quality Darjeeling teas since 1852. This 2018 first flush offering yields a golden amber liquor with a light floral nose. The cup has a fresh lively quality and rich mouth feel, complemented by toasty/nutty hints and a lingering floral suggestion.

TD10 |
$0.74/cup

Puttabong Estate First Flush SFTGFOP1 (DJ-3) Organic Darjeeling
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The well-made, dark olive leaves of this 2018 first flush Darjeeling selection are decorated with silvery tips and flecks of bright green leaf. A honey sweet aroma introduces notes of tropical fruit and a velvety mouth feel in the amber gold cup. Hints of almond lead to a crisp, lingering finish.

TD09 |
$1.75/cup

Upper Fagu Estate First Flush FTGFOP1 Spl. (DJ-1) Darjeeling
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The silver-tipped leaves of this 2018 first flush Darjeeling offering yield an amber gold liquor with a fresh, lively character. The flavorful cup is delightful on the palate, smooth with floral hints. A refreshing pungency is balanced with an overall honey-sweet quality that lingers long into the finish.

TD05 |
$1.06/cup

Tindharia Estate First Flush FTGFOP1 (EX-1) Organic Darjeeling
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Delicate, silvery tips adorn the olive green leaves in this premiere 2018 first flush Darjeeling selection from Tindharia Estate. The fresh floral fragrance is complemented by hints of sweet melon. The sparkling, amber gold cup is buttery smooth with hints of honey and stone fruit. A crisp finish completes an outstanding tea experience.

TD01 |
$2.06/cup

Seasons Pick Darjeeling First Flush FTGFOP1 Blend Organic
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The bright golden amber cup has a sweet floral aroma and flavor. A delightful astringency awakens the palate and lingers into the crisp finish. This is a 2017 harvest.

TD08 |
$0.19/cup

Turzum Estate In-Between SFTGFOP1 Cl. (Enigma) Organic
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Located in the cool, misty climate of the Rung Bong valley, the Turzum Estate has been producing high-quality Darjeeling teas since the late 1800s. Turzum Estate merged with the esteemed Sungma Estate after an earthquake hit the area in 1934. This In-Between selection balances a sweet, floral character with a smooth, rich mouth feel. The golden amber cup is fragrant with honey notes and toasty hints.

TD76 |
$31.00
$23.25

Namring Upper Estate First Flush FTGFOP1 Ch. Spl. (EX-23)
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With more pronounced pungency, this 2017 offering exhibits a classic "European style" character. Hints of flowers, tropical fruit and almond weave together to create a complex aroma. A citrus-like effervescence adds a lively quality to the amber gold cup. A tropical fruit sweetness balances nicely with a light evergreen note in the liquor.

TD49 |
$0.62/cup

Namring Upper Estate First Flush FTGFOP1 (EX-4)
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This outstanding 2017 first flush offering is composed of large, handcrafted leaves adorned with a profusion of downy white tips. The golden amber "cup of sunshine" has a complex aroma and flavor, smooth and sugar cookie sweet, with notes of tropical fruit and melon.

TD35 |
$23.75
$17.81

Singbulli Estate First Flush SFTGFOP1 (DJ-51) Organic
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Originally established in 1924 by British planters, the Singbulli Estate spreads across rolling hills in the Mirik area of Darjeeling. This 2017 organic first flush selection infuses a golden amber cup with a fresh floral fragrance and buttery mouth feel. A refreshing crispness is tempered by a tropical fruit sweetness and light hint of almond, lingering into the finish.

TD51 |
$0.71/cup

Sungma Estate SFTGFOP1 (DJ-29) Organic
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The golden amber cup of this 2017 organic first flush Darjeeling is smooth and well balanced, with hints of white grape and fresh tropical fruit. The sweet, floral aroma is accented with a light hint of citrus. A buttery/savory finish completes a very satisfying tea experience.

TD72 |
$0.68/cup

Glenburn Estate First Flush FTGFOP1 (DJ-9)
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Fresh floral notes predominate in both the aroma and the flavor profile of this 2017 first flush offering. A honey note imparts a pleasing sweetness to the golden amber cup. A lingering finish hints of tropical fruit and a refreshing evergreen suggestion.

TD48 |
$0.83/cup