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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 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
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Harvested on February 24, 2022, this outstanding first flush Darjeeling is referred to as ‘Jethi Kupi,’ an auspicious title given to the earliest first flush harvests at the Rohini Estate. The bright golden liquor is light and refreshing with a buttery smooth corn silk mouth feel. The fresh aroma is delicate and floral with gentle vegetal hints. The classic floral cup is embraced by tropical fruit and sweet toasty hints. A crisp, lingering finish completes an exemplary tea experience, imbued with sunshine and felicity.

TD202
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
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
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.

TD216
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
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.

TA172
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Harvested on March 3, 2022, this stellar first flush Darjeeling intoxicates with its fresh floral fragrance. Upon first sip, the vibrant gold liquor fills your mouth with a buttery smooth feeling like golden corn silk. Enlivened by a rich honey sweetness, the classic floral character conjures a stroll through a lush spring garden. Vegetal hints linger in the crisp finish, completing a delightful tea moment.

TD203
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 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
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!

TD231
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
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
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.

TD227
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
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
USDA Organic Assam GFOP organic loose leaf tea
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This Assam selection produces a dark cup with a full flavor profile. Notes of cocoa and a delicate caramel hint complement a sweet and toasty aroma for an enjoyable cup.

This tea is the perfect choice to enjoy with a spoonful of our Tupelo Honey.

TA07
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 98 Reviews
Assam loose leaf black tea
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A whole-leaf Assam with golden tips (young leaf buds). Characteristic maltiness and complex flavor. This is our most popular Assam tea.

TA40
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 34 Reviews
loose leaf tippy orthodox darjeeling tea
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An exceptional golden tip Darjeeling blend. We first introduced this tea in 1990 and it continues to be our most popular Darjeeling.

This tea is the perfect choice to enjoy with a spoonful of our Wildflower Honey.

TD50
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 36 Reviews
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
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
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
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
Assam loose leaf black tea
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A uniform, broken-leaf tea with bold character and strong, malty flavor. This tea is a great choice for breakfast and throughout the day.

TA20
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 14 Reviews
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
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.

TN10
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 13 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
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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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