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Oolong Pre-Chingming Tea

The festival of Chingming (Qingming) is a 2500 year-old tradition in which people visit the burial sites of their ancestors to pay respect. It is significant in Chinese tea culture because it serves as a demarcation between a distinct pre-Chingming plucking period and the subsequent plucking period occuring after the festival date (usually around April 5). Pre-Chingming teas are prized for their delicacy and subtle, fresh nuances.

deluxe sampler gift set
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This gift set pairs our SH19: Winter Sampler Set with your choice of either (A) SB11: British Blend Sampler or (B) SG37: Green Tea Sampler or choose our (C) SF03: Naturally Flavored Teas Sampler Set paired with our SH01: Herbal Infusion Sampler. Beautifully packaged in our blue gift box.

Please note that Sampler Sets cannot be personalized.

GS99 |
$48.00
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
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Harvested on February 24, 2022, this outstanding first flush Darjeeling is referred to as ‘Jethi Kupi,’ an auspicious title given to the earliest first flush harvests at the Rohini Estate. The bright golden liquor is light and refreshing with a buttery smooth cornsilk mouth feel. The fresh aroma is delicate and floral with gentle vegetal hints. The classic floral cup is embraced by tropical fruit and sweet toasty hints. A crisp, lingering finish completes an exemplary tea experience, imbued with sunshine and felicity.

TD202 |
$2.67/cup
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
Tindharia Estate First Flush FTGFOP1 (2022 EX-1) Darjeeling
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Harvested on March 8, 2022, this is the very first plucking of the first flush season at Tindharia Estate. A profusion of downy silver tips decorate the olive-green leaves, which produce a fragrant golden liquor redolent with buttery floral notes suggestive of honeysuckle. The silky smooth cup fills your mouth with a lively feel that awakens the palate. Classic floral notes pair with a fruity sweetness reminiscent of juicy pineapple, which linger into the crisp finish. A truly delightful way to enjoy a tea moment at any time of day.

TD204 |
$2.64/cup
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 |
$0.42/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews
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 |
$1.05/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
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.

ZY44 |
$0.89/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews
loose leaf Assam black tea
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A bounty of golden tips provides an impressive contrast to the ebony-brown leaves of this exemplary 2021 Assam selection. The complex aroma is fragrant with hints of malt, red wine and honey. The full-bodied cup is silky smooth and well balanced with a constellation of complementary flavors — notes of Burgundy, amaretto and oak, hints of cherry and rose. The lively finish is long and lingering.

TA199 |
$1.69/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
Japanese loose leaf green tea
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This tea is returning later in the year. For a comparable tea, we recommend sampling Organic Gyokuro.
The finest Japanese green tea, only shade-grown tips are used for Gyokuro. Prized for its delicate flavor and natural sweetness.

TJ80 |
$0.81/cup
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.

TC49 |
$1.67/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
Upton Tea Imports Chatsford Teapot (20-ounce)
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New Colors arriving this Spring!
This 20-ounce Chatsford Teapot is made exclusively for Upton Tea Imports in the USA by Hall China and the Homer Laughlin China Company. This food-service quality, fully-vitrified ceramic pot is designed to be durable and should provide many cups of enjoyment. Chatsford teapots provide a convenient way to prepare loose leaf tea quickly and easily. Fitted with a convenient tab for effortless removal, the ample polypropylene and mesh infuser basket allows full infusion of the leaves. A standard 4-cup red strainer basket (BPA free) is included with every teapot. This teapot holds 20 oz. Dimensions - Height: 5", Length: 8", Width: 4.5". (Please note that image colors may vary due to monitor settings.) Each teapot comes with a 30-day warranty. Please note that this teapot should never be placed directly on a heat source.

Pair with our 2-4 Cup Teapot Cosy to keep your tea piping hot.

AP14 |
$44.00
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 8 Reviews
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