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USDA Organic China organic loose leaf green tea
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This is a perfect tea for getting your daily dose of "greens." This fannings grade produces a smooth and flavorful cup within a minute. Value-priced for everyday consumption and chosen for its pleasing character, this tea is an excellent choice for the green tea enthusiast on a budget.

ZG03 |
USDA Organic loose leaf organic China sencha green tea
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Processed in the style of a Japanese Sencha tea, this selection is an excellent value for an everyday green tea. The golden cup is aromatic with floral hints and a sweet, buttery mouth feel.

ZG07 |
China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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A Broken Orange Pekoe from Yunnan province, this tea is a hearty version of the whole-leaf varieties. Try it with milk for a British style Yunnan cup.

ZY45 |
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 loose leaf orange pekoe tea produces a flavorful cup that is excellent with milk.

TN10 |
USDA Organic Rooibos organic loose leaf herbal tea
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This organic Rooibos has an inviting aroma, with hints of vanilla and citrus. The smooth flavor has notes of spice and caramel. We recommend this tisane for drinking iced, as well as hot.

BA20 |
China loose leaf green tea
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Superior grade of green tea in the style of gunpowder teas (tightly rolled tea leaves resembling gunpowder pellets).

ZG20 |
English Breakfast loose leaf black tea
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Fannings grade teas infuse quickly, producing a robust beverage. This blend of rich teas from Indonesia, Africa, and India will please those who like a hearty tea at a moderate price.

TB07 |
loose java bop blend tea
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A rich breakfast blend especially suited for those who enjoy a powerful cup in the morning. This also is a great choice for iced tea. Java teas are never expensive, so you get the best produced for a few cents a cup.

TB15 |
Ceylon English breakfast tea
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A full-bodied and flavorful Ceylon blend. An excellent morning tea, especially suited for the addition of milk and sugar.

TB18 |
Ceylon loose leaf black tea
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For a smooth, mellow cup of tea. Classic Ceylon flavor.

TC20 |
Ceylon BOP loose leaf black tea
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A choice blend of regional Ceylons.

TC05 |
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.

TA07 |
Green Yerba Mate loose leaf herbal tea
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Also known as Paraguay tea or Brazilian tea, this caffeine bearing plant is valued for its stimulating properties. We offer an excellent grade.

BH20 |
USDA Organic China organic loose leaf green tea
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Literally translated, Chun Mee means 'precious eyebrows.' One of our most popular organic China green teas. Steep about 2 minutes.

ZG18 |
loose leaf gunpowder green China tea
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This high-grade Gunpowder tea is rich and full-bodied with a pronounced sweetness. A hint of tobacco complements the herbaceous flavor and lingers into the finish.

ZG30 |
loose leaf Young Hyson China green tea
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Brisk China green tea of the Chun Mee family. Superior quality, golden liquor with a hint of sweetness. Use sparingly for optimum flavor.

ZG10 |
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 |
Earl Grey loose leaf black tea
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Earl Grey tea, blended with TGFOP Assam and rare China teas. A balanced blend for those who prefer a lighter bergamot flavor. Drink with or without milk.

TE14 |
Scottish Breakfast loose leaf black tea
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Blended from select teas of India, Sri Lanka, and China to appeal to those who favor an eye-opening experience in the morning, this loose Scottish broken-leaf tea yields a cup with a round, full flavor, malty notes, and brisk character. A perfect choice to start the day.

TB14 |
Irish Breakfast loose leaf black tea
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A blend of Tippy GFBOP Assam teas for strength, plus a distinctive, bright Ceylon tea for briskness. This Orthodox Process Irish Breakfast style loose leaf tea is very flavorful.

TB20 |
Assam loose leaf black tea
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A bold CTC style tea with rich flavor. The dark liquor will readily take milk. Especially suited as a bracing morning tea.

TA27 |
African loose leaf black tea
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Our Golden Kenya tea is sold in either bold broken-leaf or whole-leaf, depending upon availability. The cup has full flavor and aroma, with medium body. May be enjoyed plain, but it is strong enough to accommodate a touch of milk. A brisk character with a subtle hint of rose makes this selection especially interesting.

TK25 |
Blueberry loose leaf green tea
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Dried blueberries and natural flavoring complement the smooth China green tea base, yielding a pale gold liquor with refreshing blueberry notes and a crisp, clean finish. This well-balanced blend tastes delicious hot or iced!

TG11 |
China loose leaf green tea
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The golden yellow cup has a light floral aroma and honey-like sweetness, with a mild smoky undertone. A gentle tartness reveals itself in the finish.

ZG02 |
Almond Vanilla loose leaf black tea
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This naturally flavored black tea produces a dark copper liquor fragrant with notes of vanilla and a hint of marzipan. A lovely sweetness envelops the almond vanilla notes, finishing with a hint of spice. Add your choice of milk to create a delicious latte, hot or iced.

TE92 |
Loose Leaf Oolong Se Chung Tea
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A top grade of this lesser known style of China Oolong. This Chinese loose leaf Oolong tea is slightly green, with a woody aroma and flavor. A style served in Hong Kong Chinese restaurants. Oolong tea is also referred to as Wu-Long tea, or Black Dragon tea.

ZO10 |
English Breakfast loose leaf black tea
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A tribute to the famous London tea auctions, our Leadenhall Street Breakfast Blend is a blend of two classic British teas: a brisk Ceylon and a thick, malty Assam. The result is a flavorful mixture which lends itself to the addition of milk.

TB02 |
ctc irish breakfast blend loose tea
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The Crush-Tear-Curl manufacturing method produces quick-brewing teas with full flavor. We highly recommend this blend of Assam teas for those who like a very hearty cup. Exquisite with milk.

TB12 |
USDA Organic African organic loose leaf black tea
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The cup has a full flavor and aroma, with a medium body. May be enjoyed plain, but it is strong enough to accommodate a touch of milk. Longer steepings yield a robust cup with notes of rose and peppery hints. At briefer steepings, the liquor is sweeter and more delicate.

TK12 |
China Keemun loose leaf black tea
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Often called the Burgundy of China teas, this North China Congou is rich, flavorful and appropriate for any time of day. We offer this as our basic Keemun, although it is in the middle range of the standard series.

TP12 |
Loose leaf rose Congou black tea
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Quality China black (Congou) tea is scented with rose blossoms, creating a naturally aromatic, sweet cup. This tea is occasionally referred to as Lotus Tea, but should not be confused with the flavored tea blend bearing that name. A new lot with rose petals.

TP40 |
Jasmine loose leaf green tea
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Green tea scented with jasmine flowers, producing a fragrant, delicate tea. Sometimes classified as an Oolong tea, Jasmine teas are technically of the scented Pouchong family of teas.

TP70 |
Hibiscus loose leaf herbal tea
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A long-time favorite. The ruby-red liquor is tart and refreshing. Caffeine free.

BH60 |
Loose leaf kandy bop Ceylon tea
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Good color and strength for a hearty cup. Takes milk very well.

TC30 |
USDA Organic Loose Rooibos Tea South Africa
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This green Rooibos is a popular variation of the standard (oxidized) versions. With a light flavor, fresh aroma, and mild sweetness, this loose leaf South African red bush tisane is an excellent choice for a caffeine-free beverage.

BA02 |
Ceylon loose leaf black tea
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A perfect choice for breakfast tea, this broken-leaf selection wakes you up with its brisk, refreshing aroma. Notes of honey and a light floral hint blend harmoniously with a rich, toasty character.

TC52 |
Tropical Fruit loose leaf black tea
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A melange of dried papaya, passion fruit and pineapple, blended with a rich black tea, creates a decadent tropical fruit experience. Fragrant and sweet, this tea is wonderful hot or iced.

TF92 |
African loose leaf black tea
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A smooth, medium-bodied cup is produced from the long, dark brown leaves. A hint of honey is introduced in the aroma, blooming into a pronounced note in the coppery amber cup. A nutty nuance complements the sweet flavor, ending with a crisp, clean finish.

TK22 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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The finely particled leaves of this 2020 Assam selection display an attractive, tippy appearance. The dark copper cup is robust yet smooth, with a rich character enhanced by pronounced malty and cocoa notes. Nuances of spice linger in the zesty finish. This is a great value for a quality cup with exceptional flavor.

TA131 |
English Breakfast loose leaf black tea
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A hearty blend of Ceylon and Assam teas, this tea is rich and flavorful, even with extra milk.

TB10 |
USDA Organic China organic loose leaf green tea
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This grade of Gunpowder tea is produced from fine China green tea that is painstakingly processed into loosely rolled "pearls." The finished product is a tea with rich flavor, balanced pungency, and the smoky tones one would expect from a quality Gunpowder.

ZG26 |
English Breakfast loose leaf black tea
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A bit lighter than our River Shannon Blend, this English Breakfast style tea is a rich blend of Assam, Ceylon, and Keemun. Best with milk.

TB30 |
Iced Tea Blend loose leaf black tea
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Half whole-leaf Darjeeling and half OP Ceylon. A great hot tea as well! The brewing information provided is for hot tea preparation. For making a concentrate for iced tea, we recommend doubling the amount listed below.

TB49 |
East Frisian Breakfast Blend loose leaf black tea
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A classic Ostfriesen blend of Assam teas. Authentic 100% orthodox tea blended in Germany for those who like a hearty, malty tea.

TB51 |
Mint loose leaf green tea
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Inspired by the traditional mint tea of Morocco, this delightful blend of Gunpowder green tea and peppermint produces an invigorating, well-balanced cup. Prominent notes of mint lend a cool, refreshing character to the smooth, full-bodied green tea base. Tastes great, hot or iced.

TE47 |
USDA Organic Assam organic loose leaf black tea
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A blend of choice CTC-grade Assam teas, with the typical malty and flavorful taste profile. A perfect choice for those seeking a strong morning cup.

TA15 |
Ceylon loose leaf black tea
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The dark russet amber cup has a full, rich flavor, punctuated by a brisk, refreshing aroma. A citrus-like brightness embraces sweet honey notes in the medium-bodied liquor.

TC57 |
Lapsang Souchong loose leaf black tea
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The smoky flavor of a good Lapsang Souchong is unforgettable. This is an excellent example of this large-leaf variety. Mellow tea which is low in caffeine.

ZS20 |
USDA Organic China organic loose leaf green tea
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This organic tea has the bold flavor of a high-fired tea, yet it has a pleasing smoothness with delicate sweetness. The thin, well-twisted leaves produce a liquor with a pale green color. This is a very popular style of China green tea with a bolder leaf.

ZG14 |
Taiwan loose leaf black tea
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Formosa Keemun has a unique style that has attracted a dedicated following. This selection has the characteristic Oolong notes and gentle smokiness of this tea. It also has the lighter-colored leaf and infusion of our original Formosa Keemun from several years ago. Recommended for those seeking a divergence from traditional China Keemun.

TT51 |
Lapsang Souchong loose leaf black tea
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Rich and lusty, this smoky tea has a mellow aftertaste. A bit smokier than the China variety.

TT71 |
Earl Grey loose leaf black tea
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China Black tea base with bergamot flavor. Produced for the British market, this tea has less bergamot than some American counterparts.

TE10 |
USDA Organic English Breakfast organic loose leaf black tea
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A hearty blend of rich CTC Assam and BOP Ceylon teas, yielding a cup with robust flavor and a brisk finish. This is an organic version of a classic, bracing breakfast blend.

TB01 |
Roasted Yerba Mate loose leaf herbal tea
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The same premium grade of Mate as BH20, roasted until lightly browned. Contains caffeine.

BH22 |
Rooibos Chai loose leaf herbal tea
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South African Rooibos flavored with cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, citrus peels, star anise, pepper, and cloves. A caffeine-free beverage.

BA33 |
USDA Organic Nilgiri loose leaf organic black tea
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A rich tea with solid body and full mouth feel. A pleasing, balanced cup with a classic Nilgiri flavor and style.

TN64 |
Traditional Masala Chai loose leaf tea
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A traditional Indian spiced tea recipe with a warm and robust character. The full flavor notes of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and clove hold up to milk and honey, the traditional way to take this tea.

TE30 |
China loose leaf Pu-Erh tea
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This leaf format Pu-Erh yields dark liquor with strong earthy notes in the traditional style. A good value for this Yunnan classic.

ZH20 |
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 loose leaf Assam tea.

TA40 |
China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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The dark brown leaves of this selection are accented with golden tips. Rich, earthy notes are present in the aroma and dark amber cup, and hints of white pepper and cassia add a pleasing accent. The smooth finish has a light tangy feel.

ZY30 |
Darjeeling Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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Named after Robert Fortune who toured the tea producing regions in the 1840s under the auspices of the East India Company. Darjeeling adds a pleasing brightness; Yunnan lends a dark, honey colored liquor and delicately spicy overtones.

TB84 |
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 |
loose leaf flavored black tea
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A rich, full-bodied Ceylon black tea provides an excellent base for the light, natural bergamot flavor in this naturally flavored Earl Grey selection.

NT17 |
loose leaf Ceylon black tea
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The chunky, broken-leaf style of this Ceylon black tea selection yields a bright, coppery cup with classic high-grown flavor. The aroma is fragrant with hints of lemon and cedar. Those hints join a nuance of Burgundy in the rich, full-bodied liquor. A smooth finish completes a great cup of tea. Wonderful hot or iced.

TC88 |
Mincing Lane breakfast blend loose tea
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For this blend, we paired a hearty Assam with a smooth and flavorful Yunnan, for a cup that is highly enjoyable. The invigorating liquor has a full mouth feel, subtle spicy notes, and a lingering aftertaste. While milk is recommended, it is enjoyable plain.

TB05 |
China Keemun loose leaf black tea
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A mellow tea in the style of An Hui province Keemun, with classic Burgundy cup character and mild smoky note. The liquor is smooth, with a lingering sweet finish.

ZK12 |
Raspberry loose leaf herbal tea
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A caffeine-free fruit tea with dried apple bits, hibiscus, rose hip peels, raspberry bits, blackberry leaves, blackcurrant leaves and natural flavoring.

BF40 |
Rose hips loose leaf herbal tea
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Coarse cut and ideal for infusion in a Chatsford teapot. The liquor has a mildly floral and tart flavor. A caffeine-free beverage.

BH55 |
USDA Organic Organic lemon ginger blend loose tea
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The perfect marriage of lemon and ginger creates this spicy, invigorating blend, great for any time of day. Contains organic ginger pieces, organic lemongrass, organic lemon peel, organic licorice root, and organic spearmint.

BH18 |
Ceylon loose leaf black tea
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A whole-leaf Ceylon tea of excellent flavor and good color. Highly recommended for the Ceylon enthusiast. This is a new bolder leaf version of this popular selection.

TC32 |
USDA Organic Ceylon organic loose leaf black tea
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This superb organic broken-leaf selection yields a colory infusion with a pleasant briskness and depth of flavor. The profile is that of a classic dark style Uva tea, with a strong but balanced character.

TC42 |
Loose leaf Kenilworth Estate OP Ceylon tea
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This estate produces some of the best whole-leaf teas in Sri Lanka. For the Ceylon enthusiast. Drink with or without milk. A choice lot with a bold-leaf style. Steep for five to six minutes.

TC85 |
Loose leaf Ceylon kandy silver tip tea
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Well twisted, ebony brown leaves and a complement of silver buds yield a dark, satisfying infusion with a sweet aroma. Notes of honey and malt round out the bright, toasty cup, which could accommodate milk, if desired. A pleasant briskness lingers in the light fruity finish.

TC16 |
East Frisian Breakfast Blend loose leaf black tea
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This tippy, whole-leaf version offers more complexity of flavor, while still maintaining the body and strength characteristic of East Frisian tea blends.

TB52 |
Lemon Grass loose leaf herbal tea
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Golden-yellow liquor with brisk lemon flavor and aroma. A caffeine-free beverage.

BH65 |
USDA Organic Honeybush organic loose leaf herbal tea
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This caffeine-free tisane has a pleasant taste, with honey-like notes and a mild spiciness. The complex aroma is full and inviting, with fruity nuances.

BA28 |
loose leaf Hubei Keemun Ji Hong Keemun tea
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Rated a top tea region since the Tang Dynasty, Hubei province produces this remarkable black tea. A special grade of Keemun.

ZK22 |
USDA Organic Jasmine organic loose leaf green tea
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This selection is produced via the careful processing of quality green tea with fragrant jasmine blossoms. The result is a mildly pungent tea with a pleasant aroma and delicate jasmine essence. The liquor has a pleasingly rich taste.

ZJ56 |
Loose Sencha Green Tea From Japan
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Delicate but brisk, this splendid loose leaf sencha green tea has a clean vegetal flavor. Rapidly gaining the recognition it deserves, this Japanese sencha tea refreshes the palate with a hint of sweetness.

TJ10 |
China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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This superior China black tea is a great after-dinner tea. Stands up nicely to milk; delectable plain. (Our original China Yunnan, introduced as item TP50.)

ZY51 |
Lapsang Souchong loose leaf black tea
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The best China Lapsang Souchong we have found. To our knowledge, we are the only importer of this grade of loose leaf China Lapsang Souchong tea. Superior in flavor. Very smoky, yet quite mellow.

ZS80 |
China Keemun loose leaf black tea
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With its rich flavor profile and smooth mouth feel, this standard grade Keemun represents a great value for a China black tea. Hints of wine and a suggestion of smoke round out the earthy, full-bodied cup.

ZK11 |
Naturally Flavored Christmas Black Tea
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This naturally flavored black tea is decorated with orange peels, almonds, cloves, cardamom, vanilla and rose petals. A sweet cinnamon aroma with a light floral hint introduces a flavorful cup with notes of citrus and spice. The finish is smooth and lingering. The perfect treat for those festive occasions. This product contains tree nuts (almonds).

NT90 |
China Coconut loose leaf Pu-Erh tea
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A Shou Pu-Erh is blended with coconut pieces and natural coconut flavor, yielding a dark, dense liquor, rich and full-bodied. Notes of creamy coconut balance wonderfully with the earthy Pu-Erh flavor. Hints of malt and a whisper of vanilla complete a great tea experience.

ZH11 |
Seasons Pick Mangalam Estate FOP (2020) Assam
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The bold, dark-brown leaves of this 2020 Assam offering produce a deep ruby-copper liquor, thick and rich, with a light malty aroma. Toasty/woody nuances complement hints of malt and cocoa in the smooth flavor. The lively finish lingers with a whisper of spice. A great value for your everyday cup.

TA138 |
Hibiscus Berry loose leaf herbal tea
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Rote Grutze, or Red Groats, is a sweet fruit blend, originating in Denmark and northern Germany. This naturally flavored herbal is a delightful melange of grapes, elderberries, blueberries and hibiscus. A hint of sugar cookie sweetness complements the tart fruity flavor. This refreshing, caffeine-free beverage tastes great hot or iced.

NF60 |
Mango loose leaf black tea
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A natural mango-flavored black tea base is decorated with dried mango pieces and sunflower petals. The dark copper liquor has a pronounced mango aroma and flavor, juicy and sweet.

NF41 |
Cranberry Hibiscus loose leaf herbal tea
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A blend of dried apple and cranberry bits with hibiscus, this naturally flavored tisane produces a crisp, refreshing cup. A light apple undertone complements the tart cranberry notes in the glowing peachy-rose cup. Fragrant and fruity, this caffeine-free herbal tastes delicious hot or iced.

NF45 |
China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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High-grown Yunnan of excellent quality. Sold by some as the best available, this grade is actually the best of the commonly available grades. Brisk flavor without the harshness of lesser Yunnan teas.

ZY40 |
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.

TD50 |
loose leaf scented black tea
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Scented with the aromatic lychee fruit, this China black tea has a natural hint of sweetness and a flowery aroma. A new lot.

TP31 |
USDA Organic Nilgiri loose leaf organic black tea
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A whole-leaf Nilgiri with vibrant aromatics, a sweet cup, and a gentle, crisp bite. Smooth yet very flavorful with medium body. Enjoyable plain or with milk.

TN68 |
Taiwan loose leaf Oolong tea
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Moderately priced tea of good quality. The value choice of many Oolong fans. Originally referred to as European Market Formosa Oolong. While the leaf quality of this grade cannot be compared to costlier Formosa Oolong teas, it is popular for its deep flavor notes.

TT15 |
Jasmine loose leaf green tea
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Chung-Hao Jasmine belongs to the same series of China Jasmine tea as Yin-Hao, but is less expensive. Delicate silver tips adorn the well-made leaves, producing a light, refreshing cup redolent with the heady fragrance of jasmine blossoms. A rich sweetness blooms and lingers into the finish.

ZJ41 |
Russian Caravan loose leaf black tea
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A blend of fine teas of India, China, and Formosa. A choice tea for the afternoon or evening, this caravan style tea is one of our most popular blends.

TB60 |
Afternoon Blend loose leaf black tea
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A bit of Lapsang Souchong is blended with Keemun and Darjeeling, yielding a mildly smoky tea. Perfect for an afternoon uplift.

TB75 |
Afternoon Blend loose leaf black tea
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A mellow, whole-leaf blend of Keemun, Ceylon, and Darjeeling. An exceptional tea that is smooth enough for drinking plain, and sturdy enough to take milk or lemon.

TB86 |
USDA Organic Berry organic loose leaf herbal tea
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A caffeine-free fruit blend containing organic hibiscus petals, organic rosehip peels, organic apple pieces, organic elderberries, organic orange peels, and natural flavoring.

BF44 |
USDA Organic Rooibos organic loose leaf herbal tea
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Organic South African Rooibos is blended with a melange of aromatic spices, producing a delicious beverage that's great hot or iced. Contains organic ginger, organic cinnamon, organic licorice root, organic black pepper, organic cardamom pods, organic rose petals, organic calendula petals and natural flavoring.

BA34 |
USDA Organic Loose leaf organic chai namaste tea
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A wonderful blend of traditional Chai spices that may be enjoyed on its own or mixed with your favorite tea. Contains organic cinnamon pieces, organic ginger pieces, organic cardamom seeds, organic cloves and organic black pepper.

BH33 |
Loose leaf blue flower Earl Grey tea
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Decorated with blue cornflower petals, this naturally flavored Earl Grey selection has a light bergamot fragrance and well-balanced flavor. Smooth and citrus bright, the medium amber cup offers the perfect blend of natural bergamot and black tea flavor. A light sweetness complements the bergamot and lingers into the finish.

NT16 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Mozambique black tea
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From the Monte Metilile Estate, small, well-made leaves produce a smooth, robust breakfast blend with a toasty aroma and rich mouth feel. Hints of stone fruit add a sweetness to both the aroma and the dark amber cup. Delicious with or without a splash of milk, this organic tea is the perfect choice to accompany something sweet.

TK33 |
loose leaf flavored black tea
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A rich, full-bodied black tea provides a premium base for this naturally flavored selection. Refreshing notes of citrus fruit are prominent in both the aroma and the dark amber cup. Tiny juniper berries lend a crisp counterpoint to the lingering sweetness. Great hot or iced.

NT55 |
Loose leaf roasted Oolong tea
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This tea begins as a classic, medium-oxidized Tie-Guan-Yin Oolong, processed in the traditional style. It is finished and cured with a slow firing in bamboo baskets over a charcoal fire. The result is a tea with smooth, rich and inviting character.

ZO20 |
Orange Spice loose leaf black tea
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Pronounced notes of orange and sweet creamy hints complement a smooth tea base in this naturally flavored black tea offering. Cloves add a light spicy zest to both the aroma and the flavor. Enjoy this refreshing treat hot or iced.

NT82 |
loose leaf new england harvest blend tea
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This naturally flavored black tea favorite is blended with cinnamon, apple, vanilla and almonds. The velvety smooth tea provides the perfect base for the warming cinnamon-apple flavor. A great fireside treat. This product contains tree nuts (almonds).

NT57 |
China loose leaf Oolong tea
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With a light oxidation level of less than 20%, this premium Oolong is produced in Anxi county of Fujian province. The name Huang Jin Gui translates to golden osmanthus, referring to the cup's light gold hue and osmanthus-like aroma and flavor.

ZO21 |
USDA Organic Vanilla Rooibos organic loose leaf herbal tea
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This organic South African Rooibos is blended with Bourbon vanilla bits, marigold petals and natural flavoring. Delicious hot or iced, you may enjoy this herbal infusion neat or with your favorite milk and sweetener.

BA38 |
Earl Grey Vanilla loose leaf black tea
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This naturally flavored black tea selection provides a wonderful balance of a classic Earl Grey with creamy vanilla notes. The rich cup is smooth and satisfying.

NT01 |
flavored loose leaf black tea
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Decorated with dried orange peels, this naturally flavored black tea is redolent with the scent and flavor of a freshly squeezed orange. The citrus notes provide a delicious accent to the smooth tea base, which finishes on a crisp, clean note.

NF50 |
Chocolate Spice loose leaf black tea
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Fine black tea is blended with cocoa, cardamom and cinnamon to produce a balanced and warming cup. This naturally flavored selection offers a decadent treat for any chocolate or tea lover.

NT94 |
USDA Organic Green Honeybush organic loose leaf herbal tea
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Honeybush is gaining popularity as a caffeine-free alternative to decaffeinated teas. This unoxidized version has an invigorating aroma and flavor notes of citrus and sweet apricot.

BA29 |
USDA Organic Ginger organic loose leaf herbal tea
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Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a widely used and very popular herb. Our new lot of this tisane is from India and has a zesty, peppery character. The liquor is slightly darker in color than our previous lot, and has a lingering sweet/spicy quality. A steeping time of 8-10 minutes is recommended.

BH15 |
China loose leaf Pu-Erh tea
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Small tuo chas (compressed cakes) of Shou Pu-Erh tea, with each tuo cha an ideal size for making approximately two cups. The liquor is dense and black. Multiple infusions are often made from this tea.

ZH30 |
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 |
USDA Organic Earl Grey organic loose leaf black tea
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A fine organic Ceylon tea with a compelling Earl Grey scent.

TE15 |
Taiwan loose leaf Oolong tea
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A classic restaurant grade tea, with a smooth character, and classic Formosa Oolong flavors. Priced for everyday use, this selection is an excellent choice for its value and quality.

TT11 |
Decaffeinated China loose leaf green tea
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Bright and flavorful, this CO2 decaffeinated green tea has a pleasant vegetal quality. A bolder version of our ZG09, Decaffeinated China Green Tea.

ZGX9 |
CO2 Decaffeinated Indonesian Black Tea
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This decaffeinated tea offering is a medium-bodied, breakfast-style tea. A toasty hint complements the smooth, rich flavor.

TXI9 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Japanese sencha organic 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 |
loose leaf herbal tea
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This caffeine-free fruit blend is a mélange of dried fruit pieces, rose hips, hibiscus flowers, orange peel and natural flavor.

NF64 |
Lapsang Souchong loose leaf black tea
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Blended especially for Upton Tea Imports, this tea is a pleasing and subtly complex variation on a rich, smoky classic. The perfect gift for the Lapsang Souchong drinker who seeks a less smoky cup.

ZS90 |
Russian Caravan loose leaf black tea
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A more refined version of our Original Blend Russian Caravan (TB60), this blend of choice loose leaf teas from India, China and Formosa yields a smooth, satisfying cup with a bright character. Toasty notes and a light sweetness lead to a crisp finish. A great afternoon tea.

TB70 |
Lumbini Estate loose leaf Ceylon tea
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Long, elegant leaves and a bright, lively character distinguish this fine offering. A honey aroma introduces a hint of cocoa and dried fruit sweetness in the dark amber cup. The finish is crisp and clean.

TC46 |
China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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This selection is handcrafted from a bold-leaf Yunnan varietal. The dry leaves are tightly rolled into a spiral snail shape, dark in color, with golden tip accents. The smooth cup is rich and full-bodied with notes of bittersweet cocoa and carob, as well as the classic Yunnan spice hints.

ZY07 |
Earl Grey Lavender loose leaf black tea
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In this naturally flavored Earl Grey selection, the strong Ceylon black tea base is well balanced with notes of lavender and bright bergamot.

NT12 |
loose leaf lemon drop black tea
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With its creamy lemon fragrance and sweet lemon flavor, this naturally flavored black tea has quickly become a staff favorite. The smooth tea base lends a full mouth feel to the refreshing cup. Great hot or iced.

NF30 |
Caramel loose leaf black tea
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Small caramel pieces are added to a black tea base, giving this naturally flavored selection a sweet creamy fragrance and rich caramel flavor. Enjoyable hot or iced, savor this delicious blend any time of day. This product contains dairy.

NT85 |
loose leaf st. issacs blend tea
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A premium blend of Ceylon and China teas, the smooth black tea base balances well with the refreshing natural flavors of bergamot and citrus fruit. Popular in Europe, this Russian-style blend is recommended for an interesting departure from traditional Earl Grey.

NT06 |
loose leaf Chai black tea
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This naturally flavored, premium black tea is blended with cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, licorice, and coconut to produce a sweet Chai tea with a creamy smooth, tropical flair. Hints of caramel linger in the finish. This product contains coconut.

NT34 |
loose leaf bergamot earl grey tea
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A rich, inviting fragrance introduces this naturally flavored, premium black tea selection. This is the third of four special teas created to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. The robust cup is smooth and full-bodied with pronounced deep bergamot notes. The finish is long and lingering.

NT11 |
loose leaf flavored black tea
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This naturally flavored Earl Grey tea showcases a perfect balance between the natural bergamot flavor and the black tea base. This is a great choice for those who enjoy a lighter Earl Grey tea.

NT20 |
USDA Organic Spearmint organic loose leaf herbal tea
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A select lot of our organic, coarse cut spearmint. Great for blending with green tea or steeping alone as a refreshing, caffeine-free beverage.

BH45 |
Decaffeinated Ceylon loose leaf black tea
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The top standard of decaffeinated Ceylon available, and by far the most flavorful, and best we have cupped. Please note that even the best decaffeinated teas lack some of the flavor and complexity of their unprocessed counterparts.

TXC9 |
loose leaf flavored black tea
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Pronounced notes of milk chocolate join hints of bergamot and lemon in this naturally flavored selection. Decorated with a colorful array of flower petals, lemongrass and lemon peel, this premium black tea makes a delightful presentation as well as a delicious cup. This tea contains soy.

NT13 |
cranberry loose leaf black tea
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Decorated with dried cranberries and blackberry leaves, this naturally flavored black tea is bursting with sweet cranberry notes in both the aroma and the cup. The flavor lingers long into the smooth finish. Great hot or iced.

NF27 |
Honeybush Vanilla loose leaf herbal tea
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This delightful, naturally flavored blend of South African Honeybush and vanilla bits is decorated with marigold petals. A spicy vanilla aroma complements the flavorful, golden-amber cup. Great hot or iced.

NH26 |
USDA Organic Ceylon organic loose leaf green tea
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From the Uva district, this organic green tea offering has long, well-twisted leaves that produce a pale golden liquor with a smooth mouth feel. The light, sweet aroma is earthy with mineral nuances. The herbaceous cup has a stone fruit sweetness and a clean finish. This is a great choice for those who enjoy a less vegetal flavor.

TC38 |
loose leaf China black tea
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The aromatic, dark-brown leaves of this Congou black tea produce a deep amber liquor, fragrant with hints of cocoa and a dark sugar sweetness. The medium-bodied cup is bright and smooth, featuring toasty/woody notes accented by hints of cocoa and a gentle, lingering toastiness. A solid everyday cup at an attractive price.

ZP101 |
Peach loose leaf black tea
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Chunks of dried peach complement a black tea base, producing a naturally flavored cup with the perfect balance of juicy peach notes and black tea flavor. Great hot or iced.

NF73 |
Vanilla loose leaf black tea
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This naturally flavored, whole-leaf black tea is smooth and rich with creamy vanilla flavor. The aroma is fragrant with notes of sweet vanilla bean. Enjoy this decadent treat any time of day.

NF90 |
loose leaf decaf masala chai tea
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A wonderful blend of warming spices – ginger, cinnamon, cloves and black pepper - complements the rich flavor of this CO2 decaffeinated black tea selection. Great hot or iced.

TX30 |
loose leaf Oolong tea
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Processed in the traditional roasted style, this classic Tie-Guan-Yin Oolong produces a light amber-gold cup with a smooth, toasty character. Notes of honey and chestnut pair nicely with light toasty notes in both the aroma and flavor. A subtle floral undertone whispers in the lingering finish.

ZO55 |
USDA Organic Ceylon organic loose leaf black tea
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Attractive and bold, the large, dark brown leaves of this organic offering have a folded, crepey appearance. The medium amber cup has a hint of caramel sweetness, a warm toasty quality, and a gentle pungency that plays at the edge of your palate.

TC60 |
Earl Grey loose leaf black tea
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A high-quality black tea base is flavored with natural bergamot, creating a rich and satisfying cup with full bergamot flavor and a smooth, clean finish. Sweet lemon hints enhance the pronounced bergamot notes in the aroma.

NT19 |
Jasmine loose leaf green tea
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This fine Jasmine selection produces an amber gold cup with a rich, full mouth feel. The flavor showcases a perfect balance between the base tea and its meticulous jasmine scenting. Light floral notes are highlighted by a hint of sweetness that lingers into the finish.

ZJ55 |
loose leaf formosa amber oolong tea
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With an oxidation level of approximately 40%, Amber Oolong (Wu-Long) teas produce a liquor that is darker than the Jade Oolongs. The flavor is slightly more earthy and robust.

TT55 |
loose leaf yamato sencha tea
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A superior grade of Sencha, with a brighter flavor and smoother finish than basic Sencha. Highly recommended.

TJ16 |
Chamomile loose leaf herbal tea
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BH50 has been discontinued. We are now offering a new organic Chamomile, BH51: Organic Chamomile.

BH50 |
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 |
Vanilla Assam loose leaf black tea
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A blend of whole-leaf Assam and genuine Bourbon vanilla. The combination makes a delightful afternoon blend.

TB54 |
loose leaf melange russe tea
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This naturally flavored selection is the perfect balance of bergamot, stone fruit and black tea flavor with a dollop of vanilla sweetness. Light hints of bergamot and a whisper of anise complement the distinctly sweet aroma. The cup is medium-bodied with a smooth creamy mouth feel and lingering finish.

NT77 |
loose leaf herbal tea
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A naturally flavored herbal blend that harmonizes the flavors of mint, lemon grass, ginger, chamomile, hibiscus, licorice and blackcurrants. Naturally caffeine-free.

NH44 |
USDA Organic Peppermint organic loose leaf herbal tea
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Fresh tasting, highly aromatic, very round peppermint flavor.

BH46 |
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 |
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 |
Loose leaf sticky rice China pu-erh tea
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This selection is a mixture of Shou Pu-Erh and the Nuo Mi Xiang herb. When infused, the liquor yields an earthy aroma with hints of cinnamon. The earthy flavor emerges in the cup, along with notes of dark molasses and honey. Each square or heart-shaped (as available) piece will yield approximately two cups of tea.

ZH34 |
Chamomile Hibiscus loose leaf herbal tea
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A blend of chamomile, rose hips, orange peels, lemon grass, hibiscus and spearmint produces a naturally flavored, caffeine-free cup.

NH75 |
USDA Organic Colombian loose leaf black tea
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With its robust character and full mouth feel, this organic black tea selection from Colombia is a great morning eye opener. Notes of sweet milk chocolate predominate in both the aroma and the dark ruby copper cup. Hints of Burgundy and malt provide a lively complement to the rich flavor. A smooth finish completes an exceptional tea experience. A staff favorite.

TSA6 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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A thick, eye-opening character distinguishes this 2020 broken-leaf offering. Starting with a toasty/malty aroma, the flavor unfolds to reveal layers of rich malt, cocoa, honey and dry red wine, complemented by a lively, lingering finish.

TA141 |
loose leaf chai spice black tea
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Chai is traditionally made by simmering tea and fresh spices in highly sweetened milk. This naturally flavored version may be prepared like regular steeped tea, or the more traditional way by simmering 5-8 minutes in a pan of milk. Add lots of honey or sugar and serve hot or iced. This selection has pronounced clove and cinnamon notes that balance wonderfully with the premium black tea base.

NT33 |
loose leaf black tea
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To celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we created a robust breakfast blend of teas from new origins - Colombia, and old origins - India and Sri Lanka. The dark amber liquor is thick and rich with a silky smooth mouth feel and complex flavor. Enjoy this eye-opening cup to start your day or as an afternoon pick-me-up.

TB89 |
China Keemun loose leaf black tea
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Extra care is taken with each step, from the extra-fine picking through the oxidation. Exquisite in style, color, aroma, and taste. If an unspecified 'Hao-Ya' Keemun is sold, it is typically Hao-Ya 'B'.

ZK80 |
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 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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Sprinkled with golden tips, the bold, dark brown leaves of this 2020 Assam selection produce a hearty, complex cup, redolent with a rich maltiness. Rich notes of cocoa are supported by hints of malt and a stone fruit sweetness in the dark amber-copper liquor. A whisper of spice may be found in the lingering finish. A staff favorite.

TA125 |
Ceylon loose leaf black tea
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Small, neat leaves are laced with flecks of golden tips, producing a robust cup with a toasty aroma. Notes of honey and malt lead to a bright, citrusy finish.

TC43 |
Loose leaf China Keemun Hong Cha tea
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The fragrant, dark brown leaves yield a deep amber liquor with a light smoky aroma, hinting of earth and wine. The smooth cup is rich and full-bodied, accented with smoky/earthy nuances. The finish lingers with a hint of spice.

ZK33 |
USDA Organic Jasmine organic loose leaf green tea
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An organic silver-tip green tea was scented with fresh, organic jasmine blossoms, creating this delightful tea. The cup aroma is candy sweet and redolent with the sublime scent of jasmine. The liquor is smooth and well balanced, with a pleasing level of jasmine flavor that lingers into the finish.

ZJ57 |
loose leaf yin-hao jasmine tea
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The choicest of the standard grades of Jasmine tea. Delicate flavor with a natural sweetness that is enhanced by the sublime aroma of the finest jasmine flowers.

ZJ81 |
USDA Organic Jun Jak Korean organic loose green tea
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This handcrafted, organic offering from Korea is called Jung-Jak, or "medium sparrow tongue." The bright golden cup has a crisp character, nicely balanced with a sweet melon note. The liquor has a floral fragrance and a clean, refreshing finish.

TR55 |
USDA Organic Mozambique Organic Black Tea Loose Leaf
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Cultivated at the Monte Metilile Estate on the lower slopes of Mount Namuli, this organic loose leaf black tea selection from Mozambique yields a velvety smooth, dark amber liquor that is rich and full-bodied. A warm toasty aroma and dark sugar sweetness contribute to a satisfying cup with a substantial mouth feel and lingering finish.

TK44 |
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 |
Rooibos loose leaf herbal tea
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This naturally flavored herbal selection is the perfect balance of South African Rooibos and sweet almond flavor. The dark amber liquor is fragrant with hints of marzipan and spice. The cup is pleasingly sweet with notes of almond biscotti. Enjoy this flavor-packed Rooibos hot or iced. This product contains tree nuts (almonds).

BA25 |
Loose leaf Magnolia Blossom Oolong tea
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This Guangdong province specialty is a lovely Oolong tea, scented with magnolia flowers. Alternately known as Orchid Oolong, or Yu Lan, this selection is a must try for those who appreciate a fine scented tea. The flavor nuances are unique, but hints of jasmine lend a recognizable character.

ZM65 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Rich and full-bodied, this 2020 organic second flush offering has a pronounced honey sweetness that enhances its complex flavor profile. Nutty/toasty hints complement notes of muscatel and stone fruit in the dark copper cup, leading to a silky smooth finish. This tea is a great choice for those who enjoy a splash of milk in their Darjeeling tea.

TD75 |
USDA Organic Ceylon organic loose leaf black tea
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This organic, broken-leaf selection has a classic high-grown aroma and flavor, brisk and rich. With its full body, the medium amber cup would make a great breakfast tea.

TC34 |
loose leaf China black tea
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Fragrant with notes of dark cocoa powder, the rich aroma portends the velvety smooth, full-bodied cup filled with pronounced cocoa flavor. A warm toastiness wraps around sweet hints of honey that linger in the finish.

ZK100 |
USDA Organic Organic Chamomile
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This new lot of chamomile is organically grown. Whole dried flowers, with a high concentration of flavor oils, yield a rich, deep-yellow cup, buttery smooth and floral sweet. A caffeine-free beverage.

BH51 |
loose leaf flavored black tea
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The natural flavor of blackcurrant lends a refreshing tartness to the black tea base. Contains dried blackcurrants and blackberry leaves.

NF21 |
China loose leaf Pu-Erh tea
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This whole-leaf Shou Pu-Erh selection is aromatic and robust, with a hearty kick. Pronounced earthy/toasty notes are present in the dark, rich cup, along with hints of molasses. Its smooth character lingers long into the finish.

ZH54 |
loose leaf pai mu tan white tea
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The name Pai Mu Tan, or Bai Mu Dan, translates to “white peony,” referring to this white tea’s delicately beautiful leaf sets. Fragrant with a sweet toasty aroma, the amber-gold cup is velvety smooth with pronounced honey notes. The finish is clean with gentle hints of flowers.

ZW100 |
loose leaf flavored black tea
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The natural flavor of apricot lends a sweet, juicy flavor to the black tea base. Contains dried apricot bits (apricots, sugar).

NF19 |
Coconut Flavored Loose Leaf Green Tea
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A very fragrant buttery aroma introduces this premium, naturally flavored loose leaf green tea.

NG156 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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Producing premium teas since 1856, the Meleng Estate is one of the oldest tea gardens in Assam. Decorated with an abundance of golden tips, the dark brown leaves of this 2020 selection produce a deep copper liquor fragrant with notes of malt and whispers of red wine and sweet almond. The robust cup offers a smooth, rich complexity with notes of malt and cocoa, complemented by a stone fruit sweetness and warm toasty hints. The lively finish is long and lingering. Excellent with milk.

TA135 |
Arya Estate Darjeeling Second Flush Tea
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This broken-leaf 2020 second flush Darjeeling tea selection from Arya Estate is notable for pronounced honey notes in both the inviting toasty aroma and silky smooth cup. The dark amber liquor offers a lively quality that balances well with the sweetness and lingers into the finish.

TD160 |
loose leaf flavored black tea
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Fragrant notes of ripe peach scent this naturally flavored, premium black tea from China. This is the second of four special teas created to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Decorated with flower blossoms, the ebony-brown leaves produce a rich, full-bodied cup, the perfect balance of black tea flavor and sweet notes of juicy peach. Enjoy “a day at the peach” with this truly decadent treat. Great hot or iced.

This tea is comparable with our retired TE98: Huang Shan Sunset Tea.

NT98 |
USDA Organic loose leaf herbal blend
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This loose leaf herbal offering is a delectable blend of ginger root, carrot, beetroot, turmeric and roasted chicory, sweetened with licorice root. Warming and zesty, this caffeine-free treat may be enjoyed at any time of day.

BH11 |
Decaffeinated Earl Grey loose leaf black tea
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The top standard of decaffeinated Earl Grey available, and by far one of the best we have ever cupped. Please note that even the best decaffeinated teas lack some of the flavor and complexity of their unprocessed counterparts.

TXE9 |
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 |
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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With its great value and rich, full-bodied character, this 2020 second flush Darjeeling blend is the perfect choice for your everyday cup. The bold, dark brown leaves produce a dark amber liquor with a pronounced toasty aroma, fragrant with ripe fruity hints. A silky smooth mouth feel complements a tropical fruit sweetness that lingers into the finish.

TDB6 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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This 2020 Assam offering boasts a thick, eye-opening character, perfect for your morning cup. Pronounced malty notes in both the aroma and flavor join hints of cocoa and a stone fruit sweetness in the dark copper liquor. A whisper of red wine livens up the lingering finish.

TA140 |
USDA Organic herbal blend
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A pronounced lemon fragrance introduces this caffeine-free herbal blend. The smoothness of apple, the zest of turmeric and the freshness of lemon weave together to create a delicious tapestry of flavors. This tisane is delightful hot or iced.

BH100 |
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 |
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 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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Adorned with downy golden tips, the bold, dark brown leaves of this 2020 offering infuse a classic Assam featuring a delightful balance of rich maltiness and refreshing astringency. The aroma is fragrant with hints of malt and semi-sweet chocolate. A dried fruit sweetness and hints of warming spice and cacao lead to a crisp finish.

TA130 |
USDA Organic China organic loose leaf white tea
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A special grade of organic white tea, this Pai Mu Tan (Bai Mu Dan) selection has a full complement of tender leaf buds. The dark golden cup is well-balanced with an earthy, herbaceous aroma. The bolder leaf style yields a liquor with full flavor and subtle hints of melon and spice.

ZW57 |
USDA Organic Colombian organic loose leaf black tea
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The very bold, twisted leaves of this black tea offering from Colombia yield a dark amber copper liquor with an inviting toasty aroma. The rich, full-bodied cup is very smooth with a cocoa mouth feel. A hint of caramelized sugar and whisper of spice linger in the finish.

TSA2 |
loose leaf Chai black tea
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The warm inviting aroma of this naturally flavored black tea is fragrant with notes of creamy vanilla and spice. This is the fourth of four special teas created to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. A blend of cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, clove and vanilla bits brings the perfect balance of sweet and spicy to the premium black tea base. Whether for a holiday gathering or cozying up with your favorite book, this delicious cuppa is sure to please.

NF00 |
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 |
Old South Meeting House Boston Tea Party Breakfast Blend
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A mélange of China Bohea and Congou black teas creates this hearty breakfast blend, perfect for your morning cup. Notes of earth and red wine are complemented by a toffee sweetness in the fragrant aroma. The dynamic flavor profile features notes of earth, semi-sweet cocoa, and oak Burgundy, enveloped by a rich syrupy dark sweetness that lingers into the finish.

BTP1 |
Griffins Warf Afternoon Blend Loose Leaf Tea
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In this elegant blend of China Congou and Lapsang Souchong black teas, bold, ebony-brown leaves produce a dark whiskey-colored liquor with a pronounced peat smoke aroma. The velvety smooth cup is layered with notes of mellow smoke and Burgundy, accented by a whisper of toffee sweetness. The deep rich flavor lingers long into the finish.

BTP2 |
loose leaf Ceylon black tea
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This low-grown, classic “spider leg” style Ceylon black tea shows neat, wiry leaves sprinkled with light golden tips. The dark copper-amber cup offers a wonderful balance of bright notes of vanilla and honey with dark, rich notes of cocoa, molasses and oak. The finish is crisp and clean.

TC101 |
USDA Organic loose leaf herbal blend
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The light rosy-gold liquor offers a fresh ginger aroma, which lends a mildly spicy counterpoint to the sweet, juicy notes of ripe pear. A hint of smooth apple joins the wonderful balance of flavors in the caffeine-free cup.

NH102 |
China loose leaf Pu-Erh tea
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The quality of leaf and the careful production differentiates this Yunnan Pu-Erh from the common varieties. Still intense and earthy, but smoother and more complex in flavor. A sample is suggested for the uninitiated.

ZH60 |
USDA Organic loose leaf organic pu-erh tea
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Downy silver tips adorn the bold, twisted leaves of this organic Sheng Pu-Erh offering. A sweet herbaceous aroma introduces notes of dried apricot and earthy vegetal hints in the pale golden cup. A refreshing astringency lingers in the finish.

ZH10 |
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 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The neat, golden-tipped leaves of this 2020 second flush offering yield a very aromatic cup with a pronounced toasty/woody fragrance, complemented by a fruity sweetness. The dark amber liquor is silky smooth and full-bodied. Ripe muscatel notes, a rich honey sweetness and chestnut/toasty hints create a vibrant flavor tapestry. The finish is bright and lingering.

TD162 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Colombian black tea
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This bold-leaf, breakfast-style black tea blend from Colombia has a warm aroma reminiscent of baking chocolate, with toasty hints. The dark amber cup is full-bodied and honey sweet with a creamy smooth mouth feel that sets the stage for notes of rich cocoa and apricot. The finish is smooth and lingering.

TSA8 |
loose cinnamon spice black chai tea
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A pronounced cinnamon aroma and flavor pair well with a licorice sweetness in this full-bodied black tea Chai. The warmth of the cinnamon balances well with the zest of the ginger, both complemented by hints of cardamom. Enhance the rich spiciness of this Chai with the addition of milk/cream and sweetener.

NT31 |
decaffeinated flavored loose leaf black tea
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Blended with dried lemon peels and blue cornflower petals, this CO2 decaffeinated black tea offering is creamy smooth and rich with notes of sweet lemon cake. Enjoy this delicious treat hot or iced.

NX30 |
loose leaf herbal tea
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Grown in the equatorial climate of Malaysia, this fragrant lemon myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) offering is a flavorful, caffeine-free tisane. It's a natural source of citral essential oils, which impart a rich, sweet lemon aroma and flavor. Enjoy this refreshing herbal hot or iced.

BH35 |
USDA 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 2020 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 |
USDA Organic loose leaf China Oolong tea
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This organic loose leaf China Oolong tea selection exhibits carefully rolled, dark-olive leaves that produce a bright golden cup with a sweet orchid aroma. Pronounced floral notes, reminiscent of a fragrant spring garden, bloom across the palate. A buttery mouth feel balances a lovely sweetness, which lingers in the finish.

ZO12 |
Tindharia Estate Second Flush Darjeeling Loose Leaf Tea
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Rich and full-bodied with a crisp, lively character, this 2020 second flush tea displays a profusion of gold and silver tips decorating the dark-brown, broken leaves. The aroma hints of sweet muscatel, which intensifies into notes in the dark ruby-amber cup. A warm toastiness lingers in the finish. Good with milk.

TD158 |
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 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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This 2020 organic broken-leaf offering is a great choice for those seeking a Darjeeling that will accommodate a dollop of milk. The complex aroma is fragrant with layers of citrus, toasty spice and Burgundy. The dark amber cup is smooth and rich, revealing notes of toast and oak, supported by a brown sugar sweetness. A suggestion of tropical fruit lends a lively flair to the lingering finish.

TD165 |
Jasmine Pearl loose leaf green tea
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Tightly rolled leaf bud sets scented with an alluring fruity nuance. This is a more affordable alternative to our extremely popular Dragon Phoenix Pearl.

ZJ85 |
loose leaf flavored black tea
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In this naturally flavored selection, the creamy vanilla aroma and flavor envelop the premium decaffeinated black tea base with a velvety richness. A delicious treat for the evening. Great hot or iced.

NX90 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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A brisk, lively character distinguishes this 2020 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 |
Nahorhabi Estate Assam Black Tea Leaves 2020
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A complement of golden tips adorns the dark-brown leaves of this 2020 broken-leaf Assam tea selection from one of our favorite estates. A sweet toasty/malty aroma heralds a complex flavor with hints of cocoa and malt wrapped in a caramel sweetness. While the thick, rich mouth feel accommodates a splash of milk, this Assam loose leaf tea is a great self-drinker. An invigorating quality, enhanced by a whisper of dried cherries, lingers long into the finish.

TA126 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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Downy golden tips provide a beautiful contrast to the bold, dark brown leaves of this 2020 Assam selection. A sweet malty aroma, hinting of cocoa, introduces a thick, rich cup filled with the flavors of malt, dark sugar, cocoa and toast. A pleasant astringency leads to a smooth finish that lingers with nuances of warming spice.

TA142 |
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Ripe muscatel notes predominate in both the fragrant aroma and rich cup of this 2020 second flush selection. Laced with a generous complement of silver and gold tips, the small, neat leaves produce a dark copper-amber liquor with a honey sweetness that lingers long into the finish. A great value for an everyday cup.

TD159 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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In this 2020 selection from the Mangalam Estate, a sprinkling of downy golden tips threads through the dark brown leaves, producing a strong, rich cup with a sweet, malty fragrance hinting of carob. The deep copper liquor reveals pronounced malty flavor with a chocolate thickness and dark sugar sweetness. A pleasant astringency plays at the edges of the palate, leading to a smooth, lingering finish.

TA134 |
China loose leaf Oolong tea
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An outstanding Tie-Guan-Yin Oolong selection, with an appealing floral intensity. The attractive, olive-green leaves produce a fragrant, pale gold infusion with a buttery smooth mouth feel. Orchid/lilac notes are prominent in both the flavor and aroma, as well as a hint of honey sweetness.

ZO82 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Delicate golden tips adorn the dark-brown, broken leaves of this 2020 second flush selection. A pronounced sweet fragrance heralds a rich toasty cup, strong enough for a splash of milk, if desired. A whisper of tropical fruit sweetness lingers in the crisp finish.

TD156 |
loose leaf Nepal black tea
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This premium blend of Himalayan black teas produces a ruby-copper cup with rich muscatel notes that are prominent in both the aroma and flavor. Notes of stone fruit add to the fruity profile, complementing the full mouth feel. The lingering finish is crisp and refreshing.

TMB1 |
loose leaf Darjeeling green tea
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Located high in the Himalayas at an elevation of 5,000 feet, the Arya Estate has been producing premium teas for over 100 years. This emerald tea selection offers a fragrant vegetal aroma with hints of stone fruit. The amber-gold cup is smooth yet lively with pronounced notes of apricot complemented by a honey sweetness. The finish is crisp and lingering. A great choice for those looking for a loose leaf green Darjeeling tea with less vegetal flavor.

TDG2 |
China loose leaf Oolong tea
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The loosely rolled leaves of this finest grade of China Tie-Guan-Yin Oolong produce a pale golden cup with a full, buttery mouth feel. A sweet, floral fragrance introduces notes of dried fruit and a hint of honeysuckle in the flavor. The finish lingers with a light toastiness.

ZO88 |
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 |
loose leaf Nepal black tea
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Bold, well-formed leaves, complemented by downy golden tips, yield a silky smooth cup with a pronounced sweet character. Hints of dried fruit and a lingering effervescence in the finish round out the profile. A great black tea choice for any time of day.

TM100 |
Summer Harvest Blackberry Apple Lemon Verbena Blend Tea
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With its full mouth feel and citrus-like liveliness, this refreshing loose leaf herbal blend of summer harvest flavors is the perfect beverage to enjoy, hot or iced, at any time of day. A floral suggestion and hint of spice linger into the finish.

NH101 |
Taiwan loose leaf Oolong tea
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Choicest Oolong (Wu-Long) is a flavorful alternative to the higher priced Fancy grades, with much of the complexity and cup character. The bold leaves, with some silvery tips, produce a liquor with notes of dark grapes and hints of peach.

TT18 |
Taiwan loose leaf Oolong tea
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This grade of Amber Oolong (Wu-Long) has more complex flavor and finer leaf style than our TT55. Highly recommended.

TT57 |
China loose leaf green tea
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One of the finest China green teas is Lung Ching (Dragon Well). The liquor is pale yellow, slightly sweet, and very refreshing.

ZG71 |
USDA Organic China organic loose leaf green tea
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Produced in the mountainous region of Zhejiang province, this distinguished selection represents an especially good value in Lung Ching tea. Hand-processed leaves are fashioned into flat, yellow-green leaf sets, yielding a flavorful cup with a sweet character and buttery smooth mouth feel. The aroma is fragrant with nutty notes and a light floral hint.

ZG60 |
China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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This outstanding selection is composed of bold, well-formed leaves with a very high concentration of golden tips. The smooth, chestnut-amber cup has a rich, inviting aroma and creamy mouth feel. A suggestion of earth and malt join pleasant notes of spice and cocoa, lingering on the palate.

ZY83 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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A profusion of golden tips accents the dark brown leaves of this 2020 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 |
loose leaf Nepal black tea
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Silvery tips decorate the bold, dark brown leaves of this black tea offering from the Gorkha Estate of eastern Nepal. A toasty aroma, laced with stone fruit sweetness, may be found in the full-bodied cup. A buttery smooth mouth feel supports rich notes of ripe fruit and hints of spice. A quality reminiscent of a crisp apple lingers in the finish.

TM101 |
loose leaf Pu-Erh tea cake
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With a tea growing history of over 900 years, the Bulang Mountain range of Yunnan province includes some of the most prized Pu-Erh production regions. The aroma reveals a woody/toasty/sweet earthy complexity, complemented by hints of cocoa. The velvety smooth, rounded cup is dark and rich with notes of molasses, chestnut and a hint of spice. The clean finish lingers with nuances of cinnamon and clove. Produced from a large-leaf varietal, this 4 ½ inch diameter round tea cake weighs approximately 95-100 grams and comes packaged in our silver packet.

ZH101 |
loose leaf 2020 first flush darjeeling tea
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This 2020 first flush Darjeeling blend has a sweet fragrance that hints of flowers and honey. Those classic hints spill over into the golden-amber cup, complementing the silky smooth mouth feel. The finish lingers on a clean, crisp note. An excellent cup at a great value.

TDB4 |
loose leaf Pu-Erh tea cake
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With a tea growing history of over 900 years, the Bulang Mountain range of Yunnan province includes some of the most prized Pu-Erh production regions. In the pale rosy-amber cup, a complex aroma introduces notes of earth and fleeting whispers of fruit and smoke. The flavor is rich with pronounced stone fruit notes of plum and apricot wrapped in honey sweetness, a mouth-filling nectar-like quality. Produced from a large-leaf varietal, this 4 ½ inch diameter round tea cake weighs approximately 95-100 grams and comes packaged in our silver packet.

ZH100 |
Taiwan loose leaf Oolong tea
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A lightly oxidized leaf that releases a delicate, flowery liquor. The sweet and refreshing taste is enhanced by the fragrance of lilacs. A truly exquisite tea.

TT88 |
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 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Japanese black tea
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Although somewhat rare, black tea has been cultivated and produced in Japan for almost 150 years. From Kagoshima prefecture, this outstanding offering displays neat, dark brown leaves that yield a velvety smooth liquor with a complex fragrance and flavor. Layers of cocoa, earth, honey, peach and warming spices perfume the aroma and weave together in the ruby-copper cup, creating a rich flavor tapestry. The finish is smooth and lingers with a fleeting hint of spice.

TJ101 |
loose leaf China green tea
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Accented with silvery tips, the long and twisted dark-olive leaves of this green tea offering from Hunan province yield a pale gold liquor with a sweet floral aroma. The cup is buttery smooth and light with hints of melon and a vegetal whisper that leads to a clean finish.

ZG104 |
loose leaf special grade shou mei white tea
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Brown/green leaves and silvery buds yield a light golden-amber infusion with a sweet, toasty aroma. The smooth, full-bodied cup has notes of honey and melon as well as some toasty hints

ZW60 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The neat, attractive leaves of this 2020 first flush organic 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 |
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 2020 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 |
loose leaf Ceylon black tea
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In this top-quality Ceylon selection, beautiful silver-tipped leaves produce a dark copper infusion, fragrant with hints of dark sugar and raisins. The smooth, rich cup is well balanced with a full mouth feel and notes of dry red wine, which linger into the finish.

TC26 |
Taiwan loose leaf Oolong tea
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Extra rich flavor. A Tung-Ting style Oolong, oxidized at approximately 18 percent to retain a greener character. Very sweet and aromatic, this is the style of Oolong that is favored by Taiwan tea connoisseurs.

TT86 |
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 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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A bright and lively character accentuates the malty notes and invigorating strength of this 2020 classic Assam offering. Lingering hints of dried fruit provide a sweet counterpoint to the nuances of dry red wine that play at the edges of the palate. Add a splash of milk to enhance this tea’s rich qualities.

TA127 |
loose leaf Nepal black tea
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Grown at an altitude of 4,200 feet, this second flush Nepal black tea offers a smooth sweet cup, steeped from premium, silver-tipped leaves. Hinting of almond, a warm toasty fragrance introduces the rich amber liquor. A lively mouth feel enhances notes of honey and dried fruit, which lead to a clean, brisk finish.

TM98 |
loose leaf flavored green tea
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Naturally flavored with almonds and cinnamon, this premium China Sencha green tea produces a pale golden cup with a sweet, spicy flavor. Well balanced and smooth, notes of marzipan and cinnamon linger long into the finish. This tea contains tree nuts (almonds).

NG14 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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First planted in 1852, the Puttabong Estate is notable as one of the first tea gardens in Darjeeling. The dark amber cup of this 2020 organic second flush offering exhibits a vibrant toasty aroma with fruity/nutty hints. The flavor is full-bodied and sweet with notes of honey embracing hints of muscatel. The finish lingers with a hint of spiciness.

TD155 |
loose leaf Nepal black tea
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Silver-gold tips adorn bold, dark brown leaves in this second flush Nepal black tea offering. The amber cup is smooth and rich with a toasty aroma hinting of fruit. A honey-sweet aspect blooms as the tea cools, complemented by a full mouth feel and hints of muscatel. Herbaceous nuances linger in the lively finish.

TM103 |
USDA Organic Colombian organic loose leaf black tea
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The juxtaposition of dark leaves and golden tips gives this black tea from Colombia a beautiful appearance. The dark copper amber liquor is fragrant with toasty cocoa hints. The rich cocoa quality carries on in the flavor of the full-bodied cup, finishing with a raisin sweetness.

TSA1 |
Colombian Cacao loose leaf black tea
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Cacao husks and nibs, from small chocolate producers in the Tumaco region of Colombia, are blended with bold, dark brown leaves to create this unique, naturally flavored selection from Colombia. Sweet notes from the black tea base provide the perfect accent for the rich cocoa flavor.

TSA5 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Rooibos herbal blend
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This inviting green Rooibos blend smells just like a freshly picked apple. The bright golden-amber cup is smooth and juicy with a whisper of spicy zest and a tart, crisp finish. Enjoy this delicious tisane, hot or iced, for a caffeine-free treat in the evening, or at any time of day.

NH100 |
USDA Organic loose leaf keemun mao feng organic tea
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Long, perfectly twisted leaves produce a dark copper liquor fragrant with bittersweet cocoa notes in this premium Keemun Mao Feng tea. Notes of Burgundy and cocoa make an excellent pair in the rich, full-bodied cup. The smooth finish lingers with nuances of spice in this outstanding organic black tea offering.

ZK68 |
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 |
Jasmine Pearl loose leaf green tea
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Select fine pluckings (two leaves and a bud), scented with the finest jasmine flowers and tightly rolled into pearl-sized spheres. A rare treat for Jasmine tea lovers.

ZJ90 |
China Keemun loose leaf black tea
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From An Hui province, home of the famous Hao-Ya Keemun teas, this selection offers a bright character with a suggestion of sweet tobacco in the aroma. The medium-bodied cup has warm toasty notes and a honey sweetness that blooms as the tea cools.

ZK52 |
Yunnan Green Snail
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Dark olive-green leaves have been rolled into tight spiral shapes to create this premium green snail tea offering from Yunnan province. An aroma reminiscent of sweet tobacco imparts an interesting counterpoint to the classic fruity flavor profile of a Yunnan green tea. The mouth feel is full and buttery smooth with a lingering finish that whispers of spice. This premium selection is the perfect choice for those looking for a less vegetal Chinese loose leaf green tea.

ZG103 |
loose leaf Yunnan black tea
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This medium-bodied selection boasts elegantly long, thin leaves that yield a dark copper liquor with a toasty aroma hinting of chocolate. A creamy smooth mouth feel sets the stage for rich notes of dark cocoa and honey. A whisper of spice lingers in the finish.

ZY81 |
Yunnan Zi Juan Congou Tea
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This unique black tea offering, “Zi Juan,” meaning “purple beauty,” originates from a purple bud varietal that was developed at the Menghai Research Station in Yunnan province. The purple-brown leaves have been loosely rolled and produce a dark amber liquor with a pronounced stone fruit aroma. The cup is smooth and sweet with a jammy/juicy character that hints of red wine. A suggestion of almond/nutty nuances leads to a clean finish.

ZP100 |
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 English Breakfast-style black tea exhibits a fresh aroma with hints of light malt and a whisper of creamy biscuit. The dark amber cup is lively yet smooth, with toasty notes that are complemented by a rich toffee sweetness and malty nuance. The finish is crisp and lingering.

EFT2 |
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Located in the majestic Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, at an elevation range of 3,000-6,000 feet, the Margaret’s Hope Estate has been producing outstanding teas for over a century and a half. This 2020 second flush offering continues that fine tradition with its rich fruity character, complemented by warm toasty/nutty notes. Hinting of freshly baked sugar cookies and fragrant grape leaves, the aroma introduces a dark amber cup with pronounced honey notes and hints of dark grape. The finish lingers with a suggestion of dry white wine.

TD149 |
loose leaf Ceylon black tea
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The dark brown, uniform leaves are sprinkled with an abundance of golden tips in this low-grown, classic “spider leg” black tea. The deep copper cup awakens the palate with its lively yet smooth character. Layers of raisin, cocoa, dark sugar and Burgundy add to the complex flavor. A warm toastiness lingers in the crisp finish. Another exemplary selection from New Vithanakande.

TC100 |
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 |
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 bright citrus/bergamot aroma introduces this organic Earl Grey selection. In the dark amber cup, lively bergamot notes are complemented by a thick rounded mouth feel and the bold flavor of the premium black tea base. Hints of lemon, cedar and flowers lead to a crisp, lingering finish.

EFT3 |
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.

EFT4 |
loose leaf pi lo chun China green tea
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The most tender buds are picked under carefully controlled conditions in the spring. One of the most prized of China green teas, only a limited amount of this special grade tea is available.

ZG92 |
loose leaf formosa gaba oolong tea
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Japanese researchers created GABA tea serendipitously in the 1980's. Wanting effective methods to preserve tea, not fully oxidized leaf was exposed to nitrogen. The glutamic acid inherent in tea was transformed to Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid, or GABA for short. This selection is notable for its broad and interesting flavor profile, with notes of mango, peach and guava. The cup has a creamy body with a pronounced, lingering sweetness.

TT78 |
USDA Organic Organic Darjeeling Tea Leaves Oaks Estate 2020
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The inviting fragrance of this 2020 organic first flush Darjeeling is evocative of sweet tropical fruit. This ripe fruit sweetness is prominent in the golden amber cup as well, complemented by a lively mouth feel and a refreshing finish.

TD145 |
Loose leaf superfine Keemun tea
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Officially the top grade of China Keemun, this grade has always been produced in limited supply. A top lot for the Keemun connoisseur.

ZK90 |
Meleng Estate Assam Black Tea Leaves 2020
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This 2020 Assam loose leaf tea features a balance of downy golden tips and dark-brown leaves, which yield a dark ruby-copper liquor with a rich malty aroma. The thick, powerful cup hits the palate with a robust intensity and complex layers of pronounced malt, cocoa and dark cherry. The finish is clean and smooth.

TA124 |
USDA Organic China Silver Needle organic loose leaf white tea
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This special production is composed entirely of unopened leaf buds. The cup has a delicate, sweet aroma. The light liquor is refreshing with a sweet hint and a lightly nutty/fruity finish. An outstanding organic white tea.

ZW90 |
Balasun Tea Estate Loose Darjeeling Tea
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A bounty of silvery tips complements the dark brown leaves of this 2020 second flush Darjeeling. The glowing amber liquor is sweet and fragrant with toasty hints. The full-bodied cup is complex with a layered panoply of flavors—stone fruit, toasty, honey and muscatel. The finish lingers on a crisp note. A great choice for adding milk, if desired.

TD151 |
loose leaf doomni estate tippy assam tea
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An abundance of beautiful golden tips accents the chunky leaf style of this 2019 broken-leaf offering. The dark ruby-amber cup is very aromatic with rich malty/toasty notes and a whisper of cocoa. The mouth feel is thick yet smooth with a complex malty flavor well balanced with dried stone fruit hints and honey notes that bloom as the tea cools. The bright, crisp finish lingers.

TA116 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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Located in the upper plains of Assam, the Halmari Estate has been producing top quality teas for over 85 years. This 2020 offering follows that tradition with its smooth, bright character and sweet toasty/nutty aroma. The well-balanced cup boasts a thick, cocoa-like mouth feel paired with a black cherry sweetness. This tea makes a fine self-drinker, which can accommodate milk, if desired.

TA128 |
Jasmine loose leaf white tea
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Silver downy tea buds have been expertly scented with jasmine, lending a sweet perfumed essence to this distinctive selection from Fujian province. The white tea base adds a light savory body to the pale straw-colored infusion. Gentle floral notes in the cup complement the herbaceous melon notes of the white tea. Hints of honey lead to a delicate, lingering finish.

ZJ95 |
USDA Organic Organic Darjeeling Tea Leaves Sungma Estate 2020
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The bold, olive-brown leaves of this 2020 organic first flush selection yield a golden-amber liquor redolent with a sweet floral aroma. The buttery smooth cup displays a classic first flush profile with rich floral notes wrapped in a tropical fruit sweetness. A gentle toastiness leads to a crisp, clean finish.

TD136 |
loose leaf white tea cake
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The Fuding tea region of northeast Fujian province is well known for its preeminent white tea production, and this white tea cake is an outstanding example of its premium quality teas. The pale golden-amber liquor is smooth and silky with pronounced honey notes in both the aroma and the flavor. Hints of stone fruit linger in the finish. Produced from a large-leaf varietal, this 4 ½ inch diameter round tea cake weighs approximately 95-100 grams and comes packaged in our silver packet.

ZW101 |
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 |
Yunnan Golden Tips Black Tea
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Beautiful golden-tipped leaves produce a medium-bodied cup with a cocoa aroma that hints of red wine. The dark amber liquor is rich and complex with light cocoa notes enhanced by nuances of spice and Burgundy that play on the edges of the palate. A gentle sweetness lingers in the smooth finish.

ZY102 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The light amber-gold liquor of this 2020 organic first flush Darjeeling offers a lively cup with a sweet aroma. Notes of dried stone fruit, honey and almond are interwoven with a whisper of spice, creating a complex flavor profile that is a joy to sip. A burst of tropical fruit sweetness lingers in the finish.

TD135 |
loose leaf Vietnamese white tea
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This rare white tea offering from Vietnam displays very bold, hand processed leaves in shades of olive and tan. The pale golden cup is sweet and fragrant with hints of pear. A velvety smooth mouth feel introduces notes of honey and fresh melon, complemented by a warm toasty flavor. The finish is clean with a fleeting hint of spice.

TV22 |
loose leaf China black tea
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A rich chocolate aroma and flavor are showcased in this premium China black tea selection from Yunnan province. Toasty hints warm the velvety smooth mouth feel of the dark copper cup. The finish is long and lingering.

ZY100 |
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The Castleton Estate is known for crafting top-notch Darjeeling teas. This 2020 second flush offering is true to their reputation. The dark amber liquor has a vibrant bouquet, bursting with notes of muscatel and a ripe stone fruit sweetness. The full-bodied, complex cup is smooth and full of flavor, complemented by a rich mouth feel. Pronounced notes of honey and hints of spice linger in the crisp finish.

TD153 |
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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An aroma hinting of muscatel and oak introduces the smooth, ruby-amber liquor of this 2019 second flush Darjeeling. A syrupy mouth feel wraps around notes of stone fruit, leading to a bright, crisp finish. Add a splash of milk to enhance the rich quality of the cup.

TD123 |
China Mao Feng loose leaf black tea
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A light sprinkling of golden tips adorns the glossy dark brown leaves in this stunning Mao Feng selection. The copper ruby cup exhibits a complex aroma and flavor with rich notes of earth, wine and smoke. A hint of spice in the finish complements the silky sweet character.

ZK88 |
USDA Organic Jasmine Pearl organic loose leaf green tea
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This rare offering is produced from carefully selected leaf sets, consisting of buds and tender first-leaf sets. It is then scented with the highest quality jasmine blossoms, which are later painstakingly removed to ensure that the quality of the leaf is represented in the cup.

ZJ91 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Colombian green tea
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A fresh vegetal aroma, reminiscent of newly cut grass, introduces this outstanding green tea offering from Colombia. Long, wiry leaves produce a pale gold liquor that hints of sugared tropical fruit embraced by a full buttery mouth feel. A gentle hint of evergreen lends a clean, crisp quality to the finish.

TSA10 |
USDA Organic Sungma Estate Second Flush (2020 DJ-101) Organic Darjeeling Oolong
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In this 2020 second flush Darjeeling Oolong selection, very bold, dark brown leaves yield a smooth, mellow cup with a rich toasty aroma that hints of muscatel. A pronounced honey sweetness blooms in the dark amber liquor, wrapping around ripe fruity notes that linger into the finish.

TD152 |
loose leaf Oolong tea
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The dark olive, neatly rolled leaves exude a fresh buttery fragrance with hints of flowers. The pale straw-colored liquor invites that first sip with its delightful floral aroma. A nectar-like sweetness complements notes of chestnut and mineral in the light toasty cup. The finish lingers with hints of honey.

ZO44 |
USDA Organic Organic Darjeeling Tea Leaves Okayti Estate 2020
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This 2020 organic first flush selection offers well-twisted leaves, in hues of olive and tan, that infuse a golden amber liquor, heady with a sweet ambrosial scent. The cup is silky smooth with a lively, complex flavor profile. Floral notes layer with whispers of honey and fleeting hints of tropical fruit nectar, finishing with a crisp, clean quality. This tea is a true delight to the senses.

TD144 |
Giddapahar Estate Loose Darjeeling Tea
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A pronounced toasty aroma with a lovely honey sweetness introduces this 2020 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 |
China loose leaf white tea
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This Shou Mei style white tea has been handcrafted into beautiful tea pearls. The golden ecru liquor is fragrant with notes of honey and spring flowers. The sweet cup has an herbaceous flavor with notes of ripe melon. A sweet, lingering finish completes a very special tea experience. Each 1" pearl will yield approximately 2 cups of tea.

ZW01 |
China Keemun loose leaf black tea
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A fine complement of golden tips sets this stylish selection apart. The flavor has classic Burgundy-like Keemun notes, with subtle smokiness and a hint of cocoa. This one comes close to the Hao-Ya 'A' Keemun of days past.

ZK96 |
Taiwan loose leaf Oolong tea
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Those who appreciate the finer grades of Tung-Ting style Oolong will find this one an exceptional value. The flavor is surprisingly more refined than item TT86.

TT87 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Yunnan black tea
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This medium-bodied black tea selection boasts long, twisted leaves that yield a bright amber liquor fragrant with hints of Burgundy and spice. A velvety smooth mouth feel sets the stage for notes of earth, cocoa and honey, all of which become more pronounced as the tea cools. A whisper of spice lingers in the finish.

ZY17 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Colombian Oolong tea
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The large, neatly twisted leaves of this organic Oolong offering from Colombia produce a medium amber liquor with a fresh aroma reminiscent of a clean ocean breeze. The full-bodied cup is velvety smooth and bursting with a rich ambrosial flavor that fills your mouth with pronounced notes of honey and dried stone fruit. The finish is long and lingering.

TSA9 |
USDA Organic loose leaf organic second flush darjeeling tea
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The attractive, well-made leaves of this 2020 organic second flush selection yield a dark amber cup with a warm toasty aroma. A stone fruit sweetness complements pronounced notes of muscatel and a refreshing liveliness that lingers long into the finish. Another stellar offering from the Singbulli Estate.

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loose leaf Assam black tea
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With its thick, robust character, this top-quality 2020 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.

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Loose leaf Tie-Guan-Yin Imperial Oolong tea
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The dry leaves of this top-quality Oolong offering are fragrant and expertly rolled, producing a sparkling gold liquor with a sweet floral aroma. Notes of orchid are complemented by a buttery mouth feel in the silky smooth cup. Hints of honey lend a richness to the lingering finish. This tea is a great choice for multiple steepings.

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USDA Organic loose leaf Colombian white tea
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This unique white tea from Colombia exhibits very bold, handcrafted leaves that produce a light golden liquor with a sweet vegetal character. The cup is smooth and complex with hints of melon and wildflower honey. A whisper of vanilla leads to a lingering finish.

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China loose leaf Pu-Erh tea
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Shou Pu-Erh tea leaves are crafted by hand into medium pearl shapes, which yield a thick, rich cup with an earthy character. The aroma is fragrant with hints of sweet toffee. Cocoa notes lead to a smooth finish, hinting of spice. Each 1.25" pearl will yield approximately 3-4 cups of tea. This selection is perfect for multiple steepings.

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China loose leaf Pu-Erh tea
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Sheng Pu-Erh tea leaves are carefully rolled by hand into medium pearl shapes, which produce a silky smooth cup with a complex aroma and flavor. Hints of fruit and spice enhance the light earthy aroma. Pronounced notes of fresh apricot are complemented by layers of honey, earth and flowers in the pale golden liquor. The crisp, refreshing finish lingers on the palate. An outstanding selection. Each 1.25" pearl will yield approximately 3-4 cups of tea.

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loose leaf black tea
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Elegant, downy gold tips are showcased in this superb black tea offering from Yunnan province. A sweet cocoa aroma pairs well with toasty/biscuity notes in the thick, rich cup. A silky smooth mouth feel envelops hints of cocoa that linger long into the finish.

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loose leaf downy china white pekoe tea
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Very rare, this exotic tea is the most distinguished of all white teas. The silver-leaf tea buds yield a naturally sweet, complex, and delicate tea.

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Pre-Chingming Loose Leaf Green Tea - Gu Zhang Mao Jian
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Hunan province has an auspicious history of producing superior green teas and this early spring harvest carries on that tradition. Bold, handcrafted leaves, threaded with downy silver tips, steep a pale yellow-jade liquor with a fresh vegetal aroma that hints of melon. This Pre-Chingming cup is silky smooth with gentle vegetal notes complemented by a light toastiness. Sweet hints of sugarcane bloom and linger long into the crisp finish.

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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.

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Arya Tea Estate Loose Darjeeling Tea
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Sprinkled with downy golden tips, the dark brown, well-made leaves of this 2020 second flush tea yield a deep copper-amber liquor with a sweet, complex fragrance that portends the richly layered nuances in the cup. An ambrosial honey sweetness wraps around ripe fruity notes and floral/herbaceous hints, complemented by a full mouth feel. The finish is smooth and lingering.

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loose leaf Assam black tea
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In this 2020 Assam offering from one of our favorite tea estates, a complex aroma reveals fragrant layers of malt, spice and a hint of sweet almond. The dark amber-copper cup is lively with sweet malty notes that temper a pleasantly crisp character. A fleeting whisper of stone fruit emerges in the finish.

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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.

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Yunnan black dragon tea pearls
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Large, dark brown leaves have been carefully rolled into uniform pearl shapes to create this unique Black Dragon Pearl tea from Yunnan province. Both the dry pearls and the infused liquor are fragrant with the scent of chocolate, hinting of its delicious flavor. The golden-amber cup of Yunnan black tea is rich and earthy with notes of sweet cocoa and hints of stone fruit. The finish is smooth and lingering.

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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.

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China loose leaf Pu-Erh tea
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Tiny mandarin oranges are dried and stuffed with Shou Pu-Erh leaves, creating this unique tea treat. The opaque, deep brown liquor is fragrant with hints of citrus zest and earth. A whisper of cocoa joins the citrus-earthy flavor in the cup, finishing on a brisk, lively note. Each 1.5" mandarin will yield approximately 4 cups of tea. This selection is perfect for multiple steepings.

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loose leaf black tea
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This outstanding Yunnan black tea selection is composed of handcrafted golden tips with a beautiful downy appearance. The russet-amber liquor is fragrant with hints of molasses. Layers of cocoa, spice and earth weave together to create a rich flavor that is complemented by a caramelized sugar sweetness. A whisper of spice lingers in the finish.

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Nilgiri loose leaf black tea
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An abundance of glossy golden tips complements the attractive, well-twisted leaves in this outstanding Nilgiri black tea selection. The ruby copper liquor has a toasty fragrance with hints of malt. Layers of rich honey, malt, and cocoa lend a delightful complexity to the toasty cup, which finishes with a hint of spice.

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Nepal loose leaf white tea
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A profusion of downy silver tips adorns the bold, dark olive leaves of this special white tea offering from Nepal. The pale amber-gold cup is rich and silky smooth with a light floral fragrance. Apricot hints and sweet hay nuances join an overall sweetness that lingers long into the finish.

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Namring Estate Loose Darjeeling Tea 2020 2nd Flush
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Harvested during the 2020 second flush season, this top selection showcases dark brown leaves accented with gold and silver downy tips. A toasty aroma introduces a smooth, rich dark-amber liquor with a honey sweetness and ripe muscatel notes that become more pronounced as the tea cools. The finish lingers with hints of stone fruit.

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USDA Organic China Keemun loose leaf organic black tea
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This superior organic loose leaf Imperial Keemun has the depth of flavor and refined complexity characteristic of top grade An Hui Congou teas. The long, wiry leaves produce a deep amber infusion with an aroma hinting of sweet spices and smoke. The smooth cup has notes of wine and cocoa, followed by a peppery hint in the finish.

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USDA Organic Darjeeling Tea Leaves 2nd Flush Liza Hill Estate
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Bold, dark brown leaves, laced with an abundance of pale golden tips, infuse a classic second flush tea, heady with pronounced notes of dried stone fruit. Smooth, rich notes of muscatel and a pronounced honey sweetness in the russet-amber liquor make this 2020 organic Darjeeling offering a great choice for your next cup.

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Taiwan loose leaf Oolong tea
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This is the finest Jade Oolong tea we’ve ever sampled. Orchid, honey and buttery notes weave together to create a complex aroma and flavor with a creamy smooth mouth feel and long, lingering finish. For those of you looking for the best of what Taiwan can offer, this outstanding Oolong selection is highly recommended.

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Goomtee Darjeeling Tea First Flush
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This 2020 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 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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From the 2020 season at 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.

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2020 Teesta Valley First Flush Darjeeling Tea
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Decorated with downy silver tips, the bold olive-green leaves of this 2020 first flush selection produce a refreshing, amber-gold cup filled with tropical fruit sweetness. A light stone fruit aroma is complemented by crisp hints of white wine that linger in the smooth finish.

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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.

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Ceylon loose leaf black tea
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In this premium selection, a bounty of small golden tips provides a stunning contrast to the dark brown leaves. The medium amber cup is rich and full-bodied with a classic brisk character and honeyed fragrance. Burgundy notes join hints of spice and raisin, lingering in the finish.

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USDA Organic Liza Hill Estate First Flush SFTGFOP1 (2020 DJ-3) Organic Darjeeling
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With a pronounced flavor of tropical fruit dipped in honey, this outstanding 2020 first flush selection offers a smooth, refreshing cup. The light amber-gold liquor features a sweet vegetal fragrance with hints of pineapple.

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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.

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Darjeeling Moonshine Tea Rohini Estate 2020
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This 2020 first flush Darjeeling offers an inviting aroma with hints of honey and toasted almond. The first sip of the light amber-gold liquor reveals fresh floral notes complemented by a tropical fruit sweetness. The finish is crisp and clean.

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2020 Gielle Estate First Flush Darjeeling Tea
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An inviting aroma, fragrant with pronounced notes of stone fruit, introduces this 2020 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.

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USDA Organic Organic Darjeeling Tea Leaves Singbulli Estate 2020
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Originally established in 1924 by British planters, the Singbulli Estate spreads across rolling hills in the Mirik area of Darjeeling. This exceptional 2020 organic first flush selection infuses a light amber-gold liquor redolent with a pronounced floral bouquet. This classic floral character predominates in the cup as well, accented by a clover honey sweetness and whisper of tropical fruit. The finish is smooth and lingering.

TD133 |
Mao Frng Singlo Green Tea
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From Huangshan (yellow mountain) in An Hui province, this premium Mao Feng Singlo green tea offers handcrafted full-leaf sets that produce a pale gold liquor with a wonderfully complex aroma and flavor.

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loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Harvested on March 13th, the bold, attractive leaves of Balasun Estate’s very first 2021 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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USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Harvested on March 16th, this organic first flush Darjeeling selection offers bold leaves accented by a plethora of downy silver tips. The amber-gold cup exhibits a bright, refreshing character, which accentuates notes of honey, tropical fruit and melon. A crisp, clean finish completes a delightful tea experience.

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USDA Organic powdered Matcha green tea
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Perfect for the Matcha lover, this complete gift set includes a 30g tin of our Organic Competition Grade Matcha, an 8 oz. white Matcha bowl, a bamboo whisk and a bamboo Matcha scoop. Beautifully packaged in a white gift box.

Please note that the tin label cannot be personalized.

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USDA Organic powdered Matcha green tea
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This organic competition grade Matcha produces a bright jade-green liquor with a silky smooth mouth feel. The fresh, clean flavor is outstanding, with sweet vegetal notes. Packed in a small, matte silver tin.

Please note that the tin label cannot be personalized.

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New Zealand loose leaf Oolong tea
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The beautiful, handmade leaves of this unique Oolong tea are created under the guidance of tea masters from Taiwan. The pale golden liquor is fragrant with a light floral aroma. The silky smooth cup is light and flavorful with a pronounced floral character. A lingering whisper of spice completes an outstanding tea experience.

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loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Harvested on March 6th, 2021, the very first plucking of the 2021 first flush season at Tindharia Estate, 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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loose leaf China green tea
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This early spring green tea exhibits loosely rolled, wiry leaves with an abundance of downy, silver tips. A sweet aroma, fragrant with hints of fruit, heralds mouth-filling notes of melon and toasty/nutty hints present in the pale golden cup. A whisper of spring flowers lingers at the edges of the palate, complementing the fresh, buttery smooth character of this outstanding Pre-Chingming offering.

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Japanese loose leaf green tea
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Long, thin needles of lustrous dark emerald produce a yellow jade liquor exhibiting a wonderful balance of complex sweet and savory notes. A very sweet, buttery mouth feel complements rich umami notes and a fresh vegetal quality that lingers into the finish.

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USDA Organic Loose leaf Organic Kagoshima Matcha green tea
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From Kagoshima prefecture in the south of Japan, this organic Matcha powder selection offers a fresh vegetal aroma and sweet umami flavor. The vibrant jade-green liquor has hints of sweetness and a rounded mouth feel. The finish of this green matcha powder is smooth and lingering. Packed in a small, matte silver tin. Please note that the tin label cannot be personalized.

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loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Harvested on February 26, 2021, this superlative first flush offering is the very first plucking of the 2021 season 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.

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loose leaf Ceylon silver tips white tea
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This beautifully handcrafted Ceylon white tea showcases downy, silver-sage buds. The pale champagne-colored liquor has a fresh, inviting fragrance. A silky smooth mouth feel complements sweet notes of melon and apricot. A clean finish completes an outstanding tea experience.

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loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Harvested on March 4th, 2021, this superior selection is the second plucking of the 2021 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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Yellow Bud Loose Leaf Chinese Tea
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Bright-green young leaf buds provide a stunning visual appearance in this early spring loose leaf Chinese yellow tea. The apricot-gold liquor has a sweet, invigorating fragrance, which portends a lively mouth feel and notes of tropical fruit that expand as the tea cools. The finish lingers on a crisp note.

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loose leaf Nepal black tea
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Located in the hills of eastern Nepal, the Jun Chiyabari (“Moon-lit Tea Garden”) Estate has been producing premium teas since 2001. In this outstanding 2020 first flush offering, silvery tips decorate ultra-bold, handcrafted leaves, yielding a vibrant golden cup fragrant with a fresh floral aroma. A buttery smooth mouth feel pairs with pronounced floral notes and a sugarcane sweetness. A lingering finish heightens a superlative tea experience.

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Mim Darjeeling Loose White Tea
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Small, light-green tips yield a very pale golden liquor in this white tea offering from Mim Estate. The mouth feel is silky smooth and delicate yet the flavor reveals a rich complexity with hints of corn silk, light buttercup notes and a floral sweetness. A crisp, lingering finish completes an exceptional tea experience.

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loose leaf Assam white tea
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This rare Assam Silver Tips tea is exclusively downy, silver-white tea tea buds. The pale golden cup offers a toasty aroma with gentle hints of fruit and corn silk. The buttery smooth mouth feel supports a complex flavor profile with ripe fruit hints, suggestive of melon and apricot. A fleeting whisper of Assam maltiness lingers in the sweet finish. A must try for white tea aficionados.

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Assam Golden Tips Loose Leaf Black Tea
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This exquisite golden-tipped Assam offering boasts vibrant aromatics and a coterie of rich flavors in the ruby-copper cup. Notes of malt, toffee, spice and cocoa reveal themselves more fully as the tea cools. A smooth yet lively mouth feel awakens the palate and lingers long into the finish.

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loose leaf China black tea
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We are excited to offer this outstanding black tea selection as most teas of this superior quality do not leave China. Less than 9 kilograms was produced in Tong Mu, located high in the Wuyi Mountains (formerly Bohea Hills) of northern Fujian province. The large wiry, ebony-brown leaves yield a dark ruby-amber liquor with an inviting caramel aroma hinting of marzipan. The exquisitely smooth cup fills your mouth with a rich depth of flavor – toasted almond notes, hints of warming spices and honeyed apricot, a whisper of earthy smokiness – all embraced by a sweet syrupy quality. The finish lingers with a whisper of spice. This stellar selection is truly a joy to savor.

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