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loose leaf China black tea
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From Yunnan province, this outstanding black tea offering has long ebony-brown leaves that steep a velvety smooth cup. The sweet aroma, hinting of rose petals, is balanced with pronounced spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. The dark amber liquor exhibits exceptional complexity with layers of earth, spice, brown sugar, and a whisper of floral essence. The finish lingers and comforts with hints of warming spice. A staff favorite.

loose leaf scented black tea
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Quality China black (Congou) tea is scented with rose blossoms, creating a naturally aromatic, sweet cup with a very subtle hint of rose.

Chinese Loose Leaf Oolong Tea Fine Grade
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Very bold, handcrafted leaves produce a rich, full-bodied cup in this classic dark Oolong offering from Fujian province. The aroma is honey sweet and toasty with hints of oak and spice. The blonde-amber liquor has a velvety smooth mouth feel, which embraces layers of rich toastiness, crisp stone fruit, and cedar nuances. A mellow woodsy sweetness lingers in the finish. A great value for a premium Fine Grade Oolong.

Premium Loose Leaf White Pai Mu Tan Tea
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Bold, handcrafted leaves produce a buttery smooth, golden-amber cup with pronounced honey and floral notes in both aroma and flavor, with an added hint of melon as complement. A whisper of lemon brings a refreshing aspect to the aroma as well as adding a counterpoint to a lingering sweetness in the finish. Enjoy it hot or over ice for a wonderful iced tea.

Hunan Tea Yellow Imperial
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A rare tea of Hunan province, this yellow tea has been masterfully handcrafted into elegantly long, twisted leaves decorated by an abundance of downy golden tips. The intoxicating aroma is ripe with the fragrance of fresh fruit and nectar, enhanced by a sugary sweetness. Notes of melon, peach and sweet apple lend a rich honeyed character to the medium-bodied, amber-gold cup. The finish is bright and uplifting with hints of warming spice. An exceptional offering that has quickly become a staff favorite. Small lot with limited availability.

The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
USDA Organic Loose Leaf Organic Yunnan Tea Golden Buds
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A pronounced aroma and flavor of rich melted chocolate distinguishes this outstanding black tea selection from Yunnan province. A profusion of downy golden buds yields a dark amber cup with a rounded, velvety smooth mouth feel and caramel-like sweetness. The finish lingers with dark, bittersweet notes of malt and cherry, reminiscent of a Porter beer. A staff favorite. Small lot with limited availability.

The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
loose leaf China black tea
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A plethora of downy golden tips decorates long, twisted leaves in this superb China black tea selection from Yunnan province. The aroma is fragrant with the sharp, sweet scent of spiced cocoa. The velvety smooth cup is rich and chocolatey with an enduring dark molasses sweetness. The finish lingers with a warming kick. A great selection for a cold winter day.

The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 8 Reviews
Golden Monkey Supreme
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The ultra-bold, carefully twisted leaves of this outstanding Yunnan province black tea are fragrant with the aroma of rich cocoa. This cocoa note is also prominent in the velvety smooth, full-bodied cup, heady with toasty, spicy hints. A dried fruit sweetness lingers in the finish, balanced by a dry hint of red wine.

The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
loose leaf China white tea
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An impressive mélange of silver-sage buds and light olive-green leaves are showcased in this special lot of “White Peony” China white tea. The pale straw-gold liquor is redolent with pronounced honey notes and buttery floral hints, which spill over into the mouth-filling flavor. The silky smooth cup hints of melon, which lingers into the finish, complemented by a refreshing crispness reminiscent of dry white wine.

The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf China Oolong
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Dark olive-green leaves are loosely rolled and enhanced with natural honey flavoring in this unique Chinese Oolong offering. The aroma is redolent with pronounced buttery honey notes, complemented by hints of apricot. The pale golden cup blooms with prominent notes of honey and flowers, sweetened with hints of stone fruit. The finish is smooth and lingering.

The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 14 Reviews
loose leaf Chinese Oolong tea
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This classic Chinese Oolong was grown in the Wudong area of the Phoenix Mountains in Guangdong province. “Da Wu Ye,” meaning “big dark leaf,” refers to the elegantly long, dark green leaves of this most prized of Phoenix Oolong offerings. A gentle roasted aroma introduces the light amber liquor. Pronounced stone fruit notes and hints of honey highlight the rich ambrosial character and full mouth feel of this stellar selection. The finish is smooth and lingering.

The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
loose leaf Pu-Erh tea cake
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With a tea growing history of over 900 years, the Bulang Mountain range of Yunnan province includes some of the most prized Pu-Erh production regions. The aroma reveals a woody/toasty/sweet earthy complexity, complemented by hints of cocoa. The velvety smooth, rounded cup is dark and rich with notes of molasses, chestnut and a hint of spice. The clean finish lingers with nuances of cinnamon and clove. Produced from a large-leaf varietal, this 4 ½ inch diameter round tea cake weighs approximately 95-100 grams and comes packaged in our silver packet.

The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
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Legend has it that tea was first discovered by the Chinese Emperor Shen Nong in 2737 BCE, when a leaf from a nearby Camellia sinensis plant fell into a pot of water the emperor was boiling. Traditional Chinese tea has been an important part of China's culture and history ever since, and today this ancient beverage is renowned by tea drinkers around the globe. Chinese teas can be classified into five major categories: white tea, green tea, oolong tea, black tea, and post-fermented (Pu-erh) tea. Upton Tea Imports has brought to market a selection of fine loose leaf tea from China. Browse our collection of best-selling varieties such as jasmine green tea, gunpowder green tea, Lapsang Souchong black tea, white hair silver needle tea, and many others. Sample the finest Chinese loose leaf tea and discover your new favorite varieties to sip and enjoy.
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