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African Black Tea

Black tea is the prominent tea variety exported by African nations. Brisk and bright in flavor, the majority of African black teas are typically processed using a unique method called Crush-Tear-Curl. Upton Tea Imports has been able to source high quality whole-leaf teas. Add a splash of milk to enhance the naturally rich flavor.

Choose premium black teas from Kenya and Rwanda, in both conventional and organic offerings.

USDA Organic Mozambique Organic Black Tea Loose Leaf
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Cultivated at the Monte Metilile Estate on the lower slopes of Mount Namuli, this organic loose leaf black tea selection from Mozambique yields a velvety smooth, dark amber liquor that is rich and full-bodied. A warm toasty aroma and dark sugar sweetness contribute to a satisfying cup with a substantial mouth feel and lingering finish.

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USDA Organic loose leaf Mozambique black tea
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From the Monte Metilile Estate, small, well-made leaves produce a smooth, robust breakfast blend with a toasty aroma and rich mouth feel. Hints of stone fruit add a sweetness to both the aroma and the dark amber cup. Delicious with or without a splash of milk, this organic tea is the perfect choice to accompany something sweet.

TK33 |
USDA Organic African organic loose leaf black tea
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The cup has a full flavor and aroma, with a medium body. May be enjoyed plain, but it is strong enough to accommodate a touch of milk. Longer steepings yield a robust cup with notes of rose and peppery hints. At briefer steepings, the liquor is sweeter and more delicate.

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African loose leaf black tea
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A smooth, medium-bodied cup is produced from the long, dark brown leaves. A hint of honey is introduced in the aroma, blooming into a pronounced note in the coppery amber cup. A nutty nuance complements the sweet flavor, ending with a crisp, clean finish.

TK22 |
African loose leaf black tea
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Our Golden Kenya tea is sold in either bold broken-leaf or whole-leaf, depending upon availability. The cup has full flavor and aroma, with medium body. May be enjoyed plain, but it is strong enough to accommodate a touch of milk. A brisk character with a subtle hint of rose makes this selection especially interesting.

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