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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.

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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.

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The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
loose leaf Assam black tea
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Golden, downy tips provide a beautiful contrast to the bold, dark-brown leaves of this outstanding 2023 Assam selection. The dark copper liquor offers a malty aroma, complemented by fragrant cocoa and stone fruit notes. The rich cup has a full mouth feel with a complex flavor profile, featuring layers of malt and cocoa enhanced by a raisin/fig sweetness. The finish is crisp with hints of oak. This staff favorite may be enjoyed neat or with a splash of milk.

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loose leaf Assam black tea
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The Mangalam Estate is popular among Assam tea aficionados, and each year we look forward to their offerings. In this 2023 selection, golden tips mix with dark brown leaves, producing a robust cup with a smooth mouth feel. The complex aroma reveals layers of malt and nutty notes, harmonizing with toasty hints and a honey sweetness. A lively astringency in the dark copper cup is tempered by malty undertones, hints of stone fruit and a whisper of cocoa. The finish is sweet and lingering. Enjoy this excellent selection neat or with a dollop of milk.

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Manohari Estate STGFOP SPL 2023 OR-489 Assam Loose Leaf Tea
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The bold, attractive leaves of this superlative 2023 Assam tea offering are sprinkled with a fair complement of golden, downy tips. The aroma is fragrant with hints of malt and cocoa, accentuated by a stone fruit sweetness. The dark copper cup is thick and rich, imparting a lively yet smooth flavor profile. Pronounced notes of cocoa are joined by amaretto, oak, and a hint of rose that lingers in the finish. Excellent with milk. This premium selection is the perfect choice for the Assam loose leaf tea enthusiast.

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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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Mangalam Estate FBOP CLO SPL Assam Loose Leaf Tea
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This 2023 selection is a thick, malty Assam tea from one of our favorite estates. A bright aroma, with hints of spice and oak, introduces the rich chestnut-colored cup. Notes of cocoa and spice join bittersweet hints in the classic malty flavor. A whisper of molasses and biscuit lingers in the creamy smooth finish. Great with a splash of milk or cream.

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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
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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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
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
Puttabong Tea Estate Second Flush Darjeeling FTGFOP1 CH (2023 DJ-147)
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The Puttabong Estate has been producing premium teas since 1852. This spectacular 2023 second flush offering carries on that tradition with its rich, full-bodied cup redolent with notes of toasty caramelized sugar and warm baked goods, complemented by a lovely fragrance of oak cask essence. A jammy sweetness balances with notes of baked apple and an undertone of earthen spice in the lively, medium-amber liquor. A pleasant astringency lingers in the smooth, clean finish. A staff favorite.

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Seasons Pick Second Flush Darjeeling Loose Tea Leaves
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With its smooth satisfying flavor and great value, this second flush Darjeeling tea blend is the perfect choice for your everyday cup. The bold, dark brown leaves produce a dark amber liquor with a toasty aroma, fragrant with a dried fruit sweetness and woody spice hints. A silky mouth feel complements notes of honey and warming spices, joined by a deep rich toastiness, which lingers in the finish.

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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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loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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From its bold, well-made leaf style to its rich, lively cup, this 2023 second flush Darjeeling tea offering, from one of our favorite estates, has many excellent points to consider. The aroma is fragrant with notes of muscatel and hints of black cherry. Layers of muscatel, apricot, honey, a biscuit-like toastiness and a whisper of mahogany weave together to create an immensely satisfying flavor. The smooth finish lingers with a dried fruit sweetness and white wine crispness.

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

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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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Named after Queen Victoria, the Victoria’s Peak garden is a division of the renowned Steinthal Estate. In this 2023 first flush Darjeeling tea offering, premium loose leaf black tea leaves in rich tones of olive green are laced with silvery tips. A full, lively mouth feel enhances the sweet floral character, which is complemented by juicy notes of pineapple and tropical fruit. Nuances of corn silk and honey linger long into the crisp finish.

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The average rating for this product is 3 out of 5 stars 1 Review
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.

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

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North Tukvar Darjeeling First Flush Loose Leaf Tea SFTGFOP1 CL (2023 DJ-2)
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Located near the border of Sikkim, the North Tukvar Tea Estate has been producing superior teas since it was first planted in 1884. This outstanding 2023 first flush Darjeeling tea offering was plucked on March 11th at an elevation of 2,000 feet. An abundance of downy silver tips decorates bold leaves of variegated olive greens, which produce a rich golden amber cup with a sweet floral/fruity aroma. A smooth, round mouth feel supports a flavor profile bursting with notes of tropical fruit and melon. This loose leaf Darjeeling tea's finish lingers with a palate-awakening crispness reminiscent of biting into a red apple.

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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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First planted in 1852, the Puttabong Tea Estate is notable as one of the first tea gardens in Darjeeling. With a sweet floral aroma reminiscent of a blooming spring meadow, this 2023 first flush Darjeeling tea selection invites you to take your first sip. Bold, dark-olive leaves, sprinkled with downy silver tips, produce a light amber-gold liquor that delights the palate with its fresh, buttery smoothness and classic, honeyed floral flavor. A smooth, clean finish completes a memorable Darjeeling tea experience.

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Rohini Estate First Flush Loose Leaf Darjeeling Tea Moonlight FTGFOP1 (2023 EX-3) Jethi Kupi
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Harvested on February 8, 2023, this singular first flush Darjeeling tea is referred to as ‘Jethi Kupi,’ an auspicious title given to the earliest first flush harvests at the Rohini Estate. Beautiful silver-tipped leaves produce a light golden liquor that glows like morning sunshine. A sweet vegetal fragrance introduces delicate floral hints that bloom in both the aroma and the silky smooth cup of loose leaf Darjeeling tea. Notes of honeyed corn silk and lingering nuances of tropical fruit add to the complexity of flavor. The finish is crisp with a fleeting whisper of spice. The perfect choice for your mindfulness practice.

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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
Rohini Estate ‘Jethi Kupi’ Moonlight Darjeeling First Flush Tea
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Plucked on February 2, 2024, this exemplary first flush Darjeeling tea is referred to as ‘Jethi Kupi,’ an auspicious title given to the earliest first flush harvests at the Rohini Estate. Bold tea leaves with silver-sage tips produce a pale amber-gold cup rich with the freshness of a spring morning. A pronounced sugary sweetness, like a sugar cookie, envelops the buttery smooth liquor and aroma, fragrant with notes of cornsilk and vegetal hints. Notes of spring flowers, reminiscent of lavender, bloom as the cup cools, accented by hints of fresh spring greens. A smooth, lingering finish completes a memorable tea experience, sure to leave no doubt as to why it is referred to as the "champagne of teas."

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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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