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Indian Black Tea

Some of the most rich teas on the planet, Indian black teas are as flavorful as they are delicate. Choose from a wide variety of loose leaf organic and conventional Assam, Sikkim, Nilgiri, Darjeeling and Himalayan black teas.

Himalayan teas are 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 do the teas from their more prestigious neighbors.

Decaffeinated Assam loose leaf black tea
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Whole-leaf or broken-leaf Assam (depending on availability), decaffeinated with pure carbon dioxide.

TXA9 |
$0.36/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 11 Reviews
Decaffeinated Irish Breakfast loose leaf black tea
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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 |
$0.34/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 9 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 |
$0.42/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
loose leaf black tea
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A tin (approx 35g) each of the following: TP12: Premium China Keemun, TD50: No.1 Tippy Orthodox GFOP Darjeeling, ZY51: China Yunnan TGFOP, and TB51: East Frisian BOP Assam Tea. Representative of a wide range of fine black teas.

Please note that Sampler Sets cannot be personalized.

SM30 |
$25.75
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
loose leaf Assam black tea
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With its thick, robust character, this top-quality addition to our Assam offerings is the perfect morning eye-opener. The aroma is fragrant with hints of malt and freshly baked biscuits. The flavor overflows with rich layers of malt, wine, caramel and carob, punctuated by a bloom of stone fruit as the tea cools. The crisp finish lingers with a whisper of spice.

TA132 |
($0.84/cup) ($0.63/cup)
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
Giddapahar Estate Loose Darjeeling Tea
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A pronounced toasty aroma with a lovely honey sweetness introduces this second flush selection. Upon first sip, a vibrant burst of fruity flavor dances across the palate. The dark amber liquor is smooth and rich with prominent peachy notes, hints of muscatel and a lingering toasty finish. This outstanding tea from Giddapahar Estate is sure to please Darjeeling aficionados.

TD157 |
($0.77/cup) ($0.58/cup)
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
USDA Organic organic Loose Leaf First Flush Darjeeling Tea
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The neat, attractive leaves of this organic first flush selection exhibit a range of color from light to dark olive-green. The perfumed aroma is light, with hints of spring flowers and citrus. The amber cup is fresh and lively with honeyed floral notes and a smooth buttery mouth feel. A tropical fruit sweetness leads to a crisp, lingering finish.

TD137 |
$0.45/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
USDA Organic organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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A striking aroma, strong and fragrant with a stone fruit sweetness and toasty/nutty hints, introduces this organic second flush Darjeeling. The dark amber-copper cup is full-bodied yet smooth with a rich, rounded mouth feel and complex flavor. Notes of honey and apricot layer with warm toasty hints that linger in the bright finish. May accommodate a splash of milk, if desired.

TD164 |
$0.36/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
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 |
$0.13/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews
loose leaf Assam black tea
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An eye-opening liveliness leads the way for rich notes of malt, oak and Burgundy, sweetened by nuances of caramel and amaretto, in this Assam selection. The full-bodied, ruby-copper cup is fragrant with an inviting maltiness and a fleeting whisper of rose. The finish is smooth and lingering. Add a splash of milk to enhance this tea’s rich qualities.

TA149 |
$0.37/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf Assam black tea
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From the Doomni Estate, this classic top-shelf Assam displays a stunning leaf appearance with an abundance of downy golden tips. With its eye-opening fragrance redolent of malt and toffee, the dark copper cup hits the palate with a bracing intensity and thick, robust mouth feel. Notes of cocoa, malt and spice weave together to create a rich and warming flavor profile that lingers long into the finish. A superlative tea experience.

TA147 |
($1.39/cup) ($1.04/cup)
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews
loose leaf Assam black tea
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A profusion of golden tips accents the dark brown leaves of this broken-leaf selection. The dark russet-copper liquor is fragrant with a well-balanced pairing of malty and cocoa notes. Thick and rich, the hearty cup reveals pronounced cocoa flavor notes, punctuated by hints of malt and a honey sweetness that lingers in the finish.

TA133 |
($0.43/cup) ($0.32/cup)
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
USDA Organic Nilgiri loose leaf organic black tea
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New lot arriving in June!
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 |
$0.22/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
2020 Gielle Estate First Flush Darjeeling Tea
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An inviting aroma, fragrant with pronounced notes of stone fruit, introduces this first flush offering. The light golden amber cup is very sweet and juicy, with the complementary pair of buttery floral notes and ripe tropical fruit hints. The finish is smooth and lingering.

TD140 |
$1.57/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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This superior selection is the second plucking of the first flush season at the Upper division of Namring Estate, one of the oldest tea gardens in Darjeeling district. Ultra-bold leaves, in shades of olive green accented with silver tips, produce a pale amber-gold cup, fragrant with hints of tropical fruit. A smooth buttery mouth feel complements pronounced floral notes and hints of corn silk, enfolded in a rich honey sweetness that lingers long into the finish.

TD167 |
$2.80/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf Assam black tea
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An abundance of downy golden tips provides a striking contrast to the dark brown leaves in this Assam selection. The toasty aroma is complex with hints of malt, warm cocoa and red wine. The deep copper cup is bright and lively, introducing layers of Burgundy and malt that are complemented by a suggestion of spice in the crisp, lingering finish.

TA136 |
$0.45/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf Assam black tea
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A brisk, lively character distinguishes this Assam offering. Accented with hints of cocoa, a rich malty aroma introduces the dark copper cup. A toasty sweetness embraces notes of cocoa and malt in the flavor, ending with a smooth, lingering finish.

TA143 |
$0.38/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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This superlative first flush offering is the very first plucking at the Rohini Estate, located in the Kurseong valley of Darjeeling district. The exquisite leaves display full leaf sets, crowned with downy silver tips. Accented by notes of honey and corn silk, the sweet aroma evokes the freshness of early spring. The delicate amber-gold cup is buttery smooth with classic floral notes, complemented by light vegetal hints. A lively crisp quality lingers in the finish, completing an unparalleled tea experience.

With the introduction of this special tea, Upton Tea Imports is proud to continue our tradition of being the first US tea company to offer the very first harvest from the first flush Darjeeling season of 2021.

TD166 |
$2.67/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
Goomtee Darjeeling Tea First Flush
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This first flush offering is noteworthy for its eminently smooth character and pronounced honey sweetness. The light amber-gold cup is fragrant with an inviting aroma hinting of stone fruit and flowers. Tropical fruit hints and a gentle whisper of toastiness lead to a crisp, refreshing finish.

TD138 |
$1.38/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf darjeeling bop tea
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This tea is returning in June. For a comparable tea, we recommend sampling Puttabong Estate Second Flush GTGBOP Darjeeling Organic.
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 |
$0.26/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 5 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 |
$0.20/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf Nilgiri black tea
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From the Chamraj Estate in the Nilgiri Mountains of southern India, this “Frost” tea is grown during the cold winter months, which imparts a unique character to the light amber cup. A sweet floral aroma introduces the silky smooth liquor, setting the stage for a pronounced sweetness that envelops notes of juicy tropical fruit. A long lingering finish completes a very satisfying tea experience.

TN25 |
$0.94/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews
USDA Organic loose leaf Dooars black tea
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Located in the Dooars region at the southern edge of Darjeeling district, the Nuxalbari Estate is a tea garden dedicated to the safety of Asian elephants and their environments. This organic second flush premium black tea offers a sweet aroma that hints of honey and flowers. The velvety smooth, amber liquor is notable for its full mouth feel and perfumed floral quality, complemented by pronounced honey notes. The finish is crisp and lingering.

EFT1 |
$1.41/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
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 |
$0.12/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 39 Reviews
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