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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.

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.

GSM1 |
$88.75
Upton Tea Imports Chatsford Teapot (6-cup)
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After many requests from our customers, we are pleased to announce the arrival of our latest version of the Chatsford Teapot. This 6-cup (36 oz.) size is made exclusively for us 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 will provide many cups of enjoyment. A Chatsford Teapot provides 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 6-cup red strainer basket (BPA free) is included with every teapot. A small "lip," located above the spout, is there to assist with the pour. Dimensions - Height: 7", Length: 9", Width: 4.5". Each teapot comes with a 30-day warranty. Please note that this teapot should never be placed in the microwave or directly on a heat source.

Pair with our 6-8 Cup Teapot Cosy to keep your tea piping hot.

AP36 |
$79.95
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
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.

TT89 |
$1.65/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews
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.

ZP102 |
$4.73/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
ceramic matcha bowl
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This textured matte-white Matcha bowl (chawan) offers an undulating rim and handcrafted shape. The interior has a smooth, shiny white glaze. Used in the preparation of Cha-no-yu, this traditional, ceramic bowl has a capacity of approximately 8 ounces and measures 4 ½ inches wide at the rim by 3 inches deep.

AMB1 |
$55.00
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.

ZY75 |
$1.07/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews
USDA Organic 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.

TJ93 |
$3.99/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
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 |
$0.53/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews
loose leaf Colombian tea
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A tin (approx. 35g.) of each of the following teas: TSA1: Colombian Tippy Black Tea Organic, TSA3: Colombian Wiry Green Tea Organic, TSA4: Mist Forest Colombian Green Tea and TSA6: Colombian Breakfast Blend Organic.

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

SC02 |
$52.25
loose leaf tea in tins gift set
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This deluxe gift set includes a collection of four plug-top tins in your choice of the following themed variations: (A) Breakfast Blends – TB10T: Bond Street English Breakfast, TB18T: Ceylon English Breakfast Select, TB05T: Mincing Lane Breakfast Blend and TB14T: Scottish Breakfast Blend ; (B) Teatime – TJ06T: Bancha First Grade Organic, TT18T: Formosa Oolong Choicest , TB89T: South Street Breakfast Blend and NT11T: Extra Bergamot Earl Grey; (C) Tea Blends – TA40T: Tippy Orthodox GFOP Assam, TB05T: Mincing Lane Breakfast Blend, TB70T: Finest Russian Caravan and TD50T: No.1 Tippy Orthodox GFOP Darjeeling. Beautifully packaged in our blue gift box.

Please note that the tins in this gift set cannot be personalized.

GS55 |
$50.50
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.

TD167 |
$2.80/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
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) ($1.04/cup)
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews
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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