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Japanese loose leaf green tea
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Delicate but brisk, this splendid green tea has a clean vegetal flavor. Rapidly gaining the recognition it deserves, this tea refreshes the palate with a hint of sweetness.

TJ10 |
$0.17/cup

Gen-mai Cha loose leaf green tea
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Literally, Gen-mai Cha means brown rice tea. Toasted and partially puffed rice is blended with large-leaf Sencha.

TJ21 |
$0.20/cup
USDA Organic 
loose leaf Japanese green tea
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A sweet, delicate fragrance introduces this organic Japanese Sencha tea. The yellow-jade cup has a light vegetal character with savory hints of umami. A gentle sweetness complements the clean finish. A great value.

TJ00 |
$0.21/cup

Japanese loose leaf green tea
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A superior grade of Sencha, with a brighter flavor and smoother finish than basic Sencha. Highly recommended.

TJ16 |
$0.24/cup
USDA Organic 
Ho-ji Cha organic loose leaf green tea
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This roasted, organic tea is produced from first grade, bold-leaf Bancha. The flavorful infusion has a rich character, with complex, toasty notes.

TJ41 |
$0.25/cup
USDA Organic 
Japanese organic loose leaf green tea
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First grade Bancha, produced during peak season, is a tea with herbaceous aroma, smooth character, and pale jade liquor. This is a tea with a full mouth feel, bright cup, and clean finish.

TJ06 |
$0.25/cup
USDA Organic 
Matcha Gen-mai Cha loose leaf green tea
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This extraordinary grade of Matcha Gen-mai Cha is seldom seen outside of Japan. The components are of exceptional quality, and produce a harmonious, well-balanced infusion, which is eminently smooth. Toasted rice add a soothing, mellow quality to the complex vegetal flavor.

TJ28 |
$0.32/cup
USDA Organic 
KuKi Cha organic loose leaf green tea
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This is an organic green tea, produced from Camellia sinensis twigs. The mellow cup has delicate, fresh hay flavor notes. Naturally low in caffeine.

TJ34 |
$0.33/cup
USDA Organic 
Gen-mai Cha organic loose leaf green tea
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An organic version of this very popular tea. The liquor is aromatic and has the classic toasty, nutty flavor of this unique tea.

TJ22 |
$0.34/cup
USDA Organic 
Japanese organic loose leaf green tea
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This offering was grown using the Saemidori cultivar in Miyazaki prefecture, located on the island of Kyushu. Both the leaf and cup have a deep, dark green color and heady, rich aroma. The exquisite liquor has sweet, vegetal notes, a brothy mouth feel and pleasing, light astringency. The leaves are typical of the Fukamushi style, with both larger and small leaf pieces.

TJ05 |
$0.36/cup

Japanese loose leaf green tea
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This top quality Kabuse Sencha is crafted in Kagoshima prefecture, located in the southern part of Kyushu. Processed in the traditional style, the leaves are shaded for the last 2-3 weeks before harvest. The result is a flavorful, brothy cup, with a sweet character and full, clean aftertaste. Produced from the Okumidori cultivar.

TJ79 |
$0.40/cup
USDA Organic 
Matcha organic green tea
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This selection was made specifically for use as an ingredient in smoothies, ice cream, baked goods, lattes, or anything else one's creativity can conjure up. Produced in the Uji prefecture of Japan and NOP certified. Packet design may vary.

TJ86 |
$0.44/cup

loose leaf flavored green tea
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Japanese green tea provides the premium tea base for this naturally flavored selection. Notes of sweet cherry are pronounced in both the aroma and the cup, lingering long into the finish. A whisper of vanilla complements the cherry flavor. Great hot or iced.

TJ52 |
$0.45/cup
USDA Organic 
Japanese organic loose leaf green tea
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This selection from Kirishima, in Kagoshima prefecture, is crafted from the Yabukita cultivar and usually reserved for the domestic market. The mouth feel has a decidedly brothy character, and the flavor has a classic "umami" aspect. A superb specimen of this style and grade.

TJ18 |
$0.48/cup
USDA Organic 
Japanese organic loose leaf green tea
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Limited lots of organic Gyokuro tea are produced each year. This lot has smooth umami notes, a rich cup and a clean, sweet finish. It was grown in Miyazaki prefecture using the Yabukita cultivar. We are happy to offer this tea while our current supply lasts.

TJ81 |
$0.51/cup

Japanese loose leaf Oolong tea
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This unique selection is created using nitrogen during the production process. The resulting leaves contain the substance GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid). The bright green leaves infuse a rich yellow-jade liquor with intense buttery notes and oceanic hints. A truly satisfying cup.

TJ58 |
$0.53/cup
USDA Organic 
loose leaf Japanese toasted rice twig tea
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Toasted brown rice combines with roasted tea twigs to create a harmonious blend of toasty aroma and flavor. The medium-amber cup is smooth and mellow with a honey sweetness that envelops notes reminiscent of semi-sweet cocoa. A great tea for any time of day. This special blend was designed by and crafted exclusively for Upton Tea Imports.

TJ94 |
$0.54/cup

KuKi Cha loose leaf green tea
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Tiny, pink cherry blossoms peek out from bright green twigs in this unique offering from Japan. The golden yellow liquor is redolent with fragrant floral notes. A light vegetal undertone complements a buttery sweetness in the smooth, refreshing cup.

TJ77 |
$0.56/cup

Japanese loose leaf green tea
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The finest Japanese green tea, only shade-grown tips are used for Gyokuro. Prized for its delicate flavor and natural sweetness.

TJ80 |
$0.63/cup

Japanese loose leaf green tea
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This selection has an interesting pedigree, being a mix of two special varietals. The result is a cup somewhat akin to a Kenyan purple tea, with its lavender-brown colored liquor. The aroma has a toasty/nutty sweetness. The cup is delicate and smooth with sweet herbaceous notes and hints of flowers and melon.

TJ65 |
$0.80/cup
USDA Organic 
powdered Matcha green tea
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This organic premium-grade Matcha produces a dark yellow-jade liquor with a rich umami flavor. A light toasty nuance adds a layer of complexity to the exceptional cup. Packed in a small, matte silver tin.

Please note that the tin label cannot be personalized.

TJ91 |
$0.99/cup
USDA Organic 
Japanese loose leaf black tea
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Although somewhat rare, black tea has been cultivated and produced in Japan for almost 150 years. Production is limited and seldom exported. This offering is produced in Kagoshima prefecture from the Benifuki cultivar. The neat, dark brown leaves yield a smooth, rich liquor with no astringency. A light grape-like sweetness may be found in the aroma. The cup is lively, with a light spicy/woody hint and a honey note that develops over time. Best enjoyed plain.

TJ74 |
$1.07/cup

Organic Tamaryokucha
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Tamaryokucha, literally translated as "coiled tea", is a superb, handcrafted green tea that has a full, complex flavor. Vegetal notes and a pleasing pungency are accentuated by hints of dark berries and a sweet aftertaste. Produced in Takachiho, Miyazaki, from the Yabukita cultivar.

TJ88 |
$1.09/cup
USDA Organic 
powdered Matcha green tea
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From Aichi prefecture, this organic Matcha offering produces a superlative, dark jade cup with a pronounced vegetal character and full mouth feel. Packed in a small, matte silver tin.

Please note that the tin label cannot be personalized.

TJ92 |
$1.49/cup