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Teas

Upton Tea Imports sources the finest loose leaf teas from all over the world for your enjoyment, cup by cup. Choose from energizing full leaf black and green teas to refreshing fruit teas, revitalizing herbal teas, exotic Formosa teas, and more. Our high-quality conventional and organic loose teas come from the most renowned tea-growing regions and estates on Earth and are sure to please the discerning tea connoisseur.

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 |
$0.13/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 20 Reviews
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 |
$0.12/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 13 Reviews
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 |
$0.71/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews
Decaffeinated Irish Breakfast loose leaf black tea
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This premium blend of decaffeinated broken-leaf Assam black teas produces a rich, full-bodied cup. The aroma is sweet with hints of malt. The dark copper liquor is bright with a smooth mouth feel, leading to a pleasant pungency lingering in the finish.

TBX9 |
$0.34/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 9 Reviews
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.

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

TE30 |
$0.20/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 16 Reviews
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 |
$0.28/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
Decaffeinated Assam loose leaf black tea
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Whole-leaf or broken-leaf Assam (depending on availability), decaffeinated with pure carbon dioxide.

TXA9 |
$0.35/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 11 Reviews
loose leaf China Oolong
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Dark olive-green leaves are loosely rolled and enhanced with natural honey flavoring in this unique Chinese Oolong offering. The aroma is redolent with pronounced buttery honey notes, complemented by hints of apricot. The pale golden cup blooms with prominent notes of honey and flowers, sweetened with hints of stone fruit. The finish is smooth and lingering.

ZO77 |
$0.37/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews
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 |
$0.20/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 7 Reviews
loose leaf Assam black tea
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An eye-opening liveliness leads the way for rich notes of malt, oak and Burgundy, sweetened by nuances of caramel and amaretto, in this 2021 Assam selection. The full-bodied, ruby-copper cup is fragrant with an inviting maltiness and a fleeting whisper of rose. The finish is smooth and lingering. Add a splash of milk to enhance this tea’s rich qualities.

TA149 |
$0.37/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf 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 |
$0.29/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 13 Reviews
loose leaf black tea
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A tin (approx 35g) each of the following: TP12: Premium China Keemun, TD50: No.1 Tippy Orthodox GFOP Darjeeling, ZY51: China Yunnan TGFOP, and TB51: East Frisian BOP Assam Tea. Representative of a wide range of fine black teas.

Please note that Sampler Sets cannot be personalized.

SM30 |
$24.50
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
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 |
$0.34/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
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 |
$0.20/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
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.

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

TSA8 |
$0.35/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
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 |
$0.18/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 8 Reviews
USDA Organic Organic Chamomile
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This new lot of Egyptian 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 |
$0.28/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
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 |
$0.21/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
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 |
$0.33/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews
loose leaf green tea
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A tin (approx. 35g) each of the following green teas: ZG30: Special Grade Temple of Heaven Gunpowder Green, ZG18: Chun Mee Moon Palace Organic, ZG07: Season's Pick China Sencha Organic, and ZG02: Season's Pick Young Hyson.

Please note that Sampler Sets cannot be personalized.
Teas will vary according to the season.

SG37 |
$21.00
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
USDA Organic Peppermint organic loose leaf herbal tea
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Fresh tasting, highly aromatic, very round peppermint flavor.

BH46 |
$0.26/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
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 |
$0.45/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
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 |
$0.61/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
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.

TA147 |
$1.39/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews
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 |
$0.61/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
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 |
$0.19/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 7 Reviews
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 |
$0.18/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 14 Reviews
Coconut Flavored Loose Leaf Green Tea
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A very fragrant buttery aroma introduces this premium, naturally flavored green tea. The light amber-gold cup is smooth and creamy with rich notes of coconut, supported by hints of toasted almond. The finish is long and lingering.

NG156 |
$0.30/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews
loose leaf herbal tea
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A naturally flavored herbal blend that harmonizes the flavors of mint, lemongrass, ginger, chamomile, hibiscus, licorice and blackcurrants. Naturally caffeine-free.

NH44 |
$0.25/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews
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 |
$0.24/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews
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 |
$0.18/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 9 Reviews
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 |
$0.22/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 8 Reviews
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.

TD166 |
$2.67/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
USDA Organic Decaffeinated Darjeeling organic loose leaf black tea
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The top standard of decaffeinated Darjeeling tea available, and by far the best we have cupped. Please note that even the best decaffeinated teas lose some of the flavor and complexity of their unprocessed counterparts.

TXD8 |
$0.40/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
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 |
$0.52/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
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 |
$0.35/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
Blueberry Rooibos loose leaf herbal tea
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South African Rooibos is blended with pieces of dried blueberries, blackcurrants and grapes along with hibiscus flowers, rosehip peels and beetroot bits, creating a refreshing, caffeine-free herbal with a well-balanced sweet/tart flavor. Great hot or iced.

BA06 |
$0.27/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 7 Reviews
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 |
$0.50/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
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.

ZO33 |
$0.96/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
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 |
$0.60/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
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 |
$0.12/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 10 Reviews
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 |
$0.67/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
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 |
$0.14/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
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 |
$0.28/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
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 |
$0.24/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
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 |
$0.21/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
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 |
$0.25/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
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 |
$0.14/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 15 Reviews
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