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Indian Black Tea

USDA Organic Assam organic loose leaf black tea
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A blend of choice C.T.C. grade Assam teas, with the typical malty and flavorful taste profile. A perfect choice for those seeking a strong morning cup.

TA15
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 45 Reviews
Balasun Tea Estate Darjeeling First Flush Loose Tea FTGFOP1 (2023 DJ-7)
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The bold, meticulously crafted leaves of this 2023 first flush Darjeeling yield a lively cup with a rich, silky mouth feel. The candied floral aroma whispers of orange blossoms and a light herbaceous nuance. With notes of tropical fruit and flowers, the flavor profile epitomizes “springtime in a cup.” This exceptional offering finishes on a crisp citrus-like note, balanced with a lingering sweetness. A staff favorite.

TD224
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
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.

TD170
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.

TD230
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 1 Review
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.

TD192
The average rating for this product is 3.5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
ctc fine assam loose leaf tea
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This fine C.T.C. (Crush-Tear-Curl) style of tea infuses quickly. One minute of steeping produces a hearty cup of flavorful tea.

TA11
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 16 Reviews
Decaffeinated Irish Breakfast loose leaf black tea
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New lot arriving in early spring!
This premium blend of decaffeinated broken-leaf Assam black teas produces a rich, full-bodied cup. The aroma is sweet with hints of malt. The dark copper liquor is bright with a smooth mouth feel, leading to a pleasant pungency lingering in the finish.

TBX9
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 40 Reviews
Decaffeinated Assam loose leaf black tea
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New lot expected in spring!
Whole-leaf or broken-leaf Assam (depending on availability), decaffeinated with pure carbon dioxide.

TXA9
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 27 Reviews
USDA Organic Decaffeinated Darjeeling organic loose leaf black tea
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The top standard of decaffeinated Darjeeling tea available, and by far the best we have cupped. Please note that even the best decaffeinated teas lose some of the flavor and complexity of their unprocessed counterparts.

TXD8
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 23 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.

TD183
The average rating for this product is 3 out of 5 stars 3 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.

TD225
loose leaf darjeeling bop tea
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The best value in Darjeeling tea. Broken-leaf Darjeeling is often overlooked, either because the price is so reasonable or because too much value is placed on a more stylish leaf. This flavorful BOP blend offers a great cup at a very attractive price.

TD06
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 15 Reviews
Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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From its inviting aroma to its rich, full-bodied cup, this blend of premium Darjeeling teas has many fine points to consider. Fruity notes join toasty/nutty hints in the dark amber liquor. The finish lingers with a gentle astringency. An excellent choice for an everyday Darjeeling.

TD60
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 9 Reviews
loose leaf Assam black tea
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The large leaves of this 2023 imperial broken-leaf Assam offering are generously laced with flecks of curled, golden tips, which produce a robust cup with a toasty aroma hinting of marzipan sweetness. The dark ruby-copper liquor has a thick mouth feel evocative of rich cocoa and malt, punctuated by a rich note of Burgundy that lingers in the smooth finish. Great with a splash of milk.

TA168
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
loose leaf Assam black tea
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Downy, golden tips adorn dark brown leaves in this elegant black tea offering from Doomni Estate in Assam. The bright aroma is sweet and earthy with hints of red wine and ripe berries, complemented by a whisper of nuttiness. A full mouth feel enriches the complex flavor profile, which features notes of malt and cocoa, accentuated by a warm toastiness, a hint of chestnut, and a dried fruit sweetness. The finish lingers with a whisper of melted caramel balanced by a pleasant crisp note.

TA171
loose leaf Assam black tea
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The well-twisted, dark brown leaves of this Assam offering produce a dark copper liquor fragrant with pronounced malty notes, a toffee sweetness and hints of dried cherry. The hearty cup exhibits a rich complexity with crisp highlights spotlighting notes of malt and carob. As the tea cools, stone fruit notes bloom and linger in the dry finish.

TA148
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 6 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.

TD209
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 1 Review
Assam loose leaf black tea
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A bold C.T.C. style tea with rich flavor. The dark liquor will readily take milk. Especially suited as a bracing morning tea.

TA27
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 40 Reviews
Hillton Estate First Flush Darjeeling Loose Leaf Tea FTGFOP1 CL (2023 DJ-9)
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An herbaceous aroma is enhanced by a subtle floral perfume and sweet hints of brown sugar, which sets the stage for the rich, invigorating character of this 2023 first flush Darjeeling. A silky smooth mouth feel embraces notes of spring flowers and hints of tropical fruit in the light amber cup. In the finish, a crisp bittersweet note is balanced with lingering notes of honey. A tea lover’s tea!

TD220
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf black tea
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4 tins (approx. 35g each) of teas from the following black teas, depending upon seasonal availability: TP12: Premium China Keemun, TD50: No.1 Tippy Orthodox GFOP Darjeeling, ZY51: China Yunnan TGFOP, TB10: Bond Street English Breakfast Blend, ZK11: China Keemun First Grade or TB51: East Frisian BOP Assam Tea. These 4 tea selections are representative of a wide range of fine black teas.

Please note that Sampler Sets cannot be personalized.

Please note that the 4 teas in this sampler set will vary according to the season.

SM30
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
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.

TN64
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 7 Reviews
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
Jungpana Estate Loose Leaf Darjeeling First Flush Tea FTGFOP1 (2023 DJ-4)
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In this 2023 first flush Darjeeling loose leaf tea offering, flecks of spring green brighten bold, dark-olive leaves, redolent with a fresh herbaceous aroma. With its pronounced sweet floral fragrance and flavor, the golden amber cup invites that first sip. A buttery smooth mouth feel leads to a clean finish that lingers with a honey sweetness. A superb selection from Jungpana Tea Estate, creating a memorable tea moment with every sip.

TD222
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.

TD173
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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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