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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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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
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
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 tea 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 of this loose leaf black tea is clean and refreshing with an appealing bittersweet quality.

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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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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
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
Tindharia Estate First Flush FTGFOP1 (2022 EX-1) Darjeeling
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Harvested on March 8, 2022, this is the very first plucking of the first flush season at Tindharia Estate. A profusion of downy silver tips decorate the olive-green leaves, which produce a fragrant golden liquor redolent with buttery floral notes suggestive of honeysuckle. The silky smooth cup fills your mouth with a lively feel that awakens the palate. Classic floral notes pair with a fruity sweetness reminiscent of juicy pineapple, which linger into the crisp finish. A truly delightful way to enjoy a tea moment at any time of day.

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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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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
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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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
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. This exceptional loose leaf black tea has a velvety smooth mouth feel that 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
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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An inviting floral fragrance introduces this first flush selection from the Arya Estate, which has been producing premium Darjeeling teas for over 100 years. The amber gold cup is lively and bursting with mouth-filling complexity. Notes of sweet flowers, buttery corn silk, juicy tropical fruit and creamy almond create a rich harmony of well-balanced flavor that lingers long into the crisp finish.

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The average rating for this product is 3.5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
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 of this loose leaf Darjeeling tea 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
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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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 make this second flush darjeeling tea selection so refreshing. A honey sweetness lingers in the finish of this loose leaf black tea.

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Singbulli Tea Estate First Flush Darjeeling Tea Leaves SFTGFOP1 CH 2023
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Very bold leaves in shades of olive-green yield a bright amber-gold cup of loose leaf first flush Darjeeling tea, with a fresh fragrance that hints of wildflowers and a toasty brown sugar sweetness. Singbulli Estate's first flush Darjeeling tea has 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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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 2 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Named after a river that flows through the tea garden, the Balasun Estate has been producing premium teas for 150 years. In this first flush Darjeeling, a light pungency adds a lively aspect to the sweet, floral fragrance. Rich notes of flowers and honey, accented by warm toasty hints, are supported by a buttery smooth mouth feel in the golden amber cup. The finish lingers on a crisp, clean note.

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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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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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Harvested at the height of the 2022 second flush season, the dark brown leaves of this exemplary offering yield a smooth, full-bodied cup with a complex character. Rich toasty notes are embraced by a dried fruit sweetness reminiscent of a ripe apple. Hints of warm mulling spices add to the depth of flavor, finishing with a pleasant dryness that lingers as in a fine red wine. Enjoy this delightful tea, neat or with a touch of milk, at any time of day.

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The average rating for this product is 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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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 cornsilk 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.

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

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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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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
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 of loose leaf Darjeeling tea 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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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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Another stellar selection from one of our favorite estates, this well-crafted second flush Darjeeling produces a silky smooth cup with a warm toasty aroma hinting of fruit. A whisper of tropical fruit in the dark amber cup adds an ambrosial sweetness to rich muscatel notes that linger long into the finish.

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

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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
Oaks Estate First Flush Loose Leaf Darjeeling Tea SFTGFOP1 (2022 DJ-16)
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A sweet fruity aroma, complemented by light floral hints, introduces this exceptional 2022 first flush Darjeeling tea. The shimmering amber-gold liquor of this loose leaf Darjeeling black tea is buttery smooth with a heady tropical quality that brings to mind a juicy pineapple. The polished finish lingers with a hint of honey and crisp white wine undertone. Savor this tea hot or iced.

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The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 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 12 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 4 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!

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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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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.

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The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
USDA Organic loose leaf Indian green tea
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This organic Darjeeling green tea is a great choice for those looking for a green tea with less vegetal flavor. The aroma is fresh and delicate with sweet melon hints. The pale golden cup is light and refreshing with hints of tropical fruit and flowers, supported by a silky smooth mouth feel. The finish is crisp and lingering.

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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews
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
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 7 Reviews
USDA Organic loose leaf flavored 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. A warm spicy aroma starts off an outstanding Masala Chai experience. The deep copper cup of this organic premium black tea is rich and sweet with a cardamom-forward flavor profile, supported by zesty hints of ginger, warming cinnamon and a snap of clove. The finish is long and lingering.

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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 8 Reviews
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 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 darjeeling tea 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. With its pleasant astringency that lingers in the smooth, clean finish, this loose leaf black tea is definitely a staff favorite.

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Decaffeinated Assam loose leaf black tea
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New lot expected in spring 2024!
Whole-leaf or broken-leaf Assam (depending on availability), decaffeinated with pure carbon dioxide.

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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 27 Reviews
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
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.

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The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 15 Reviews
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 loose leaf black tea 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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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.

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The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 15 Reviews
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Indian tea is renowned for its robust, full-bodied character and exceptional tasting notes. Tea from India tends to be strong in flavor, making it the perfect morning cup or afternoon pick-me-up. Popular Indian teas include rich and hearty Assam, aromatic and floral Darjeeling, and smooth, clean Nilgiri. Sipping Indian tea is a treat for all the senses — watching the dark leaves unfurl, inhaling the rich aromas, tasting the smooth, malty flavors.

India is the second largest producer of tea in the world after China, and the world's largest tea-drinking nation. Upton Tea Imports has brought some of India’s finest loose leaf teas to the American market, offering a large selection of styles and flavors for tea aficionados to sample. Each of these varieties of Indian loose leaf tea is named for the unique region where it is harvested, ranging from high arid mountains to lush tropical jungles.
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