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Putharjhora Estate Dooars Tea Loose Leaf Silver Spring SFTGFOP1
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The Dooars region lies south of the Himalayan foothills of Darjeeling and north of the Brahmaputra River basin. This lovely 2023 offering from Putharjhora estate exhibits a lively citrus-like mouth feel and inviting tropical fruit notes, reminiscent of pineapple. A pronounced stone fruit sweetness enhances notes of corn silk in the champagne-gold cup. The finish is silky smooth and clean.

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The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The bold, attractive leaves of Balasun Estate’s very first plucking are sprinkled with a fair complement of silvery tips. The fresh aroma is delicate, with honeyed floral hints. The amber-gold cup is exceptional, with rich floral notes enhanced by a silky smooth mouth feel. A tropical fruit sweetness leads to a crisp, lingering finish.

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loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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With elevations ranging over 6,000 feet, the Thurbo Estate has been producing premium Darjeeling teas for over a century. In this first flush offering, silver tips decorate attractive leaves in a colorful display of olive greens. A rich toasty aroma introduces an amber-gold cup with an assertive character that enhances its full, lively mouth feel. Fresh floral/herbaceous notes and a honey sweetness are complemented by notes of stone fruit, which lend a gentle crispness to the lingering finish.

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The average rating for this product is 3 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Chunky leaves, in variegated shades of brown, produce a solid cup redolent with fragrant layers of fruit and spice, complemented by toasty/nutty hints. The dark amber liquor exhibits rich toasty notes wrapped in a stone fruit sweetness, which becomes more pronounced as the tea cools. This sweet character makes this second flush Darjeeling the perfect choice for iced tea.

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loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Pronounced floral/herbaceous notes permeate the sweet aroma of this broken-leaf second flush Darjeeling. The dark amber cup fills your mouth with rich notes of fruit and honey, which linger into the crisp finish. A great choice for a splash of milk, if desired.

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loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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This outstanding selection displays beautiful leaves in shades of green, sprinkled with delicate, silvery tips. The fragrance is fresh and sweet, with hints of corn silk. The sparkling amber-gold cup is bursting with honey sweetness and rich floral notes reminiscent of a spring garden. A buttery smooth mouth feel supports light vegetal hints and a crisp, lively quality that lingers long into the finish. Savor each sip of this stellar offering.

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The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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In this first flush offering from Singbulli Estate, bold, well-made leaves in variegated tones of olive-green, sprinkled with silver tips, steep a golden amber liquor with a vibrant aroma hinting of sweet flowers and buttery corn silk. The cup is rich and smooth with a delectable honeyed floral flavor that fills your mouth upon first sip. The finish lingers with a crisp “bite.”

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loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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First planted at the turn of the 20th century, the south-facing tea slopes of the Jungpana Estate are located in a remote area near Kurseong, where the average elevation is 4,000 feet. This first flush offering displays dark olive leaves that are laced with a fine complement of downy silver tips. A sweet tropical fruit aroma sets the stage for the buttery smooth, amber gold cup. Rich notes of honey and spring flowers are complemented by a refreshing astringency that settles around the edges of the palate. A honey sweetness tempers the crisp, lingering finish.

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loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Smooth and rich, this second flush Darjeeling offers pronounced muscatel notes in both the fragrant aroma and the dark amber cup. Nutty/toasty nuances and hints of honey lead to a dry, lingering finish that hints of spice. Another sublime selection from Victoria’s Peak, a division of the renowned Steinthal Estate.

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The average rating for this product is 3 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
Balasun Tea Estate Second Flush Darjeeling FTGFOP1 CH (2023 DJ-139)
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This 2023 second flush Darjeeling tea selection has an inviting fragrance with pronounced muscatel notes that are accentuated by a molasses sweetness and light vanilla hint. A velvety smooth mouth feel embraces a complex flavor profile with classic muscatel notes, a honey-sweet floral hint, and cedar/oak nuances. The finish lingers with a lively crispness and earthy hint.

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The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 1 Review
USDA Organic Nilgiri loose leaf organic black tea
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A rich, organic tea with solid body and full mouth feel. A pleasing, balanced cup with a classic Nilgiri flavor and style.

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The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 7 Reviews
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Offerings from the Castleton Estate have always been among our favorites of each season. With its rich fruity flavor and complex, inviting aroma, this exemplary second flush selection is sure to satisfy the Darjeeling lover. The medium amber cup is velvety smooth with a warm toastiness balanced by a honey sweetness. A lively, lingering finish completes a great tea experience.

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The average rating for this product is 3 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The bold, dark brown leaves of this 2022 second flush selection infuse a smooth, full-bodied liquor with classic muscatel flavor. A pronounced sweetness in the aroma complements a rich earthy quality reminiscent of a fall walk in the woods. Mouth-watering fruity notes and a sweet character make this exceptional Darjeeling a great choice for your next cup.

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The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 1 Review
Liza Hill Tea Estate Second Flush Darjeeling CL Muscatel (2023 DJ-06)
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Downy, golden tips thread through dark brown leaves that steep a rich, dark-amber liquor with a pronounced muscatel aroma. Hints of almond, honey, and oak add a balanced complexity to the fragrance. The classic muscatel notes bloom in the silky smooth flavor, accentuated by hints of Burgundy and soft floral nuances. A honey sweetness lingers in the finish.

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loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Spread across the rolling hills of the Mirik area of Darjeeling, the Singbulli Estate is well known for crafting top-notch Darjeeling teas. This 2022 second flush offering is true to their reputation. The lively cup begins with a toasty/woody aroma, accentuated by hints of caramel. The dark amber liquor exhibits a rich fruity bouquet, complemented by an excellent pairing of muscatel sweetness and crisp citrus-like notes, which linger into the finish. Steep longer if a splash of milk is desired.

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The average rating for this product is 3.5 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Smooth and lively with a pronounced toasty aroma, this broken-leaf second flush offering is the perfect choice when you’re looking for a rich, full-bodied Darjeeling. Hints of muscatel sweetness support the warm toasty character in both the aroma and the dark amber cup. The finish lingers with a suggestion of honeyed fruit. A great value.

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The average rating for this product is 3.5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
Broken Orange Black Pekoe Tea Loose
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Located in southern India, Nilgiri produces teas similar to those of Ceylon, yet with a distinctive character. This British-style Nilgiri black tea produces a flavorful cup that is excellent with milk.

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The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 13 Reviews
Castleton Estate Second Flush Darjeeling Tea FTGFOP1 2023 DJ-170 Loose Tea Leaves
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The Castleton Estate is known for crafting top-notch Darjeeling teas. This 2023 second flush Darjeeling tea offering is true to their reputation. The chestnut-colored liquor has a lively fruity bouquet in both the aroma and flavor, with hints of muscatel and a ripe stone fruit sweetness. The smooth, full-bodied cup has a rich mouth feel and honey nuances, which linger in the finish alongside a whisper of wildflowers.

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USDA Organic Nilgiri loose leaf organic black tea
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A whole-leaf, organic Nilgiri tea with vibrant aromatics, a sweet cup, and a gentle, crisp bite. Smooth yet very flavorful with medium body. Enjoyable plain or with milk.

TN68
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews
Sungma Tea Estate Second Flush Darjeeling FTGFOP1 CH (2023 DJ-93)
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Located in the Rung Bong valley at altitudes ranging from 3,500 to 5,500 feet, the Sungma Estate was first planted in the 1860s. This 2023 second flush Darjeeling selection offers a smooth, medium-bodied cup with a sweet, toasty aroma, hinting of oak and cedar with a whisper of vanilla. The mahogany-colored liquor exhibits a classic muscatel bouquet, enhanced by a honey sweetness and complemented by woody/toasty hints. The finish is clean and refreshing with an appealing bittersweet quality.

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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Harvested at the peak of the first flush season at Singtom Estate, this broken-leaf Darjeeling offering is redolent with the aroma of fresh flowers. The golden amber cup introduces a gentle astringency that plays at the edges of the palate, creating a wonderful counterpoint to the intensely sweet dried fruit hints in the vibrant flavor. A bright refreshing quality lingers in the finish.

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The average rating for this product is 3.5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
Singbulli Tea Estate First Flush Darjeeling Tea Leaves SFTGFOP1 CH 2023
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In this 2023 first flush Darjeeling offering, very bold leaves in shades of olive-green yield a bright amber-gold cup with a fresh fragrance that hints of wildflowers and a toasty brown sugar sweetness. A smooth buttery mouth feel embraces a lively character with classic floral flavor, enhanced by notes of honey and sweet nectar. The finish lingers on a crisp bittersweet note. Another exemplary selection from one of our favorite tea estates!

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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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In this superb second flush Darjeeling selection, warm notes of toast and fruit weave together in the fragrant aroma, reminiscent of stone fruit jam on toast. This rich combination reveals itself in the silky smooth flavor as well, complemented by hints of spice that linger into the finish. Try a splash of milk to enhance this tea’s great qualities.

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The average rating for this product is 3.5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
Nahorhabi Estate GBOP CLO SPL 2023 OR-455 Assam Loose Leaf Tea
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A plethora of golden tips adorns the dark brown leaves of this 2023 broken-leaf Assam tea selection from Nahorhabi Estate. The toasty aroma hints of honey and spice with a faint earthy nuance. The strong, malty cup has a smooth toffee sweetness, complemented by a hint of tart cherry. The dry, crisp finish lingers on a spicy note. Excellent with milk or cream.

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Indian black teas are some of the richest and boldest teas on the planet. This is why black tea from India is so highly prized. Several of the most famous black tea varieties are grown in India. Darjeeling Tea, often called the Champagne of teas, is one of the region's most sought after varieties. The extremely popular spicy Masala Chai is also a black tea from India. If you have ever enjoyed an English, Scottish or Irish breakfast tea you have sampled the malty and bold Assam Indian black tea which is a key component in all of those blends. Upton Tea Imports has assembled an incredible collection of loose leaf black tea of India for you to enjoy. Here you can choose from a wide variety of loose leaf organic and conventional Assam, Sikkim, Nilgiri, Darjeeling and Himalayan black teas.
An Indian black tea tip from our experts: We highly recommend Himalayan teas as a great alternative to expensive single-estate Darjeelings. While they are not grown within the Darjeeling district itself, Himalayan teas exhibit the same light, refreshing flavor as the tea grown by their more prestigious neighbors.
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