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Prized for their delicate fragrance and flavor, the liquor ranges in color from golden yellow to amber gold, often referred to as a “cup of sunshine.” Notes of flowers and tropical fruit join a lively, effervescent quality and silky smooth mouth feel.

Every spring, the arrival of the first flush teas is always a celebrated event here at Upton Tea Imports. We source the finest teas the season has to offer, direct from the estates, to provide you with the ultimate tea experience.


loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The amber-gold cup of this 2019 first flush offering is very sweet and fragrant. The pronounced sweetness enhances notes of tropical fruit and hints of spring flowers. The crisp, clean finish provides a satisfying counterpoint, the perfect balance to the sweet flavor.

TD71 |
$0.87/cup

loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Pronounced floral notes in both the aroma and the cup distinguish this 2019 “Imperial Spring” offering as a classic first flush Darjeeling tea. The light golden liquor has a fresh, lively character, complemented by a rich sweetness and a silky smooth mouth feel. A lingering finish completes an outstanding tea experience.

TD65 |
$2.04/cup

loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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This stellar 2019 first flush offering is fragrant with rich floral notes. Those flowery notes spill over into the bright golden cup, and are complemented by a velvety smooth mouth feel. Hints of sweet melon lead to a lingering finish. A truly outstanding tea experience.

TD103 |
$2.35/cup

Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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This 2018 first flush Darjeeling blend has a sweet aroma, hinting of honey and flowers. Those classic hints spill over into the golden amber cup, complementing the silky smooth mouth feel. The finish lingers on a clean, crisp note. A great value.

TDB2 |
$0.30/cup

Mission Hill Estate First Flush (DJ-5) Darjeeling
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Small, silver tips accent the attractive, well-twisted leaves of this 2018 first flush Darjeeling selection. The golden amber liquor has a sweetness suggestive of warm sugar cookies. A rich buttery mouth feel envelops lingering notes of honey and flowers.

TD95 |
$17.50
$14.00
USDA Organic 
Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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A light floral aroma introduces this 2018 organic first flush Darjeeling selection. The first sip of the light amber liquor reveals a lively character with a fresh herbaceous flavor. A rich honey sweetness enhances floral nuances in the cup, finishing on a crisp, clean note.

TD34 |
$0.35/cup

Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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This lot is now sold out – please see Mission Hill Estate First Flush (DJ-5) Darjeeling , as a comparable alternative.
Well-made leaves in shades of olive and warm brown produce a golden amber liquor in this 2018 first flush Darjeeling offering. Hints of honey sweeten the toasty aroma. Classic floral notes and stone fruit nuances add richness to the flavorful cup, leading to a smooth, lingering finish.

TD02 |
$0.25/cup
USDA Organic 
Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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The attractive, dark olive leaves of this 2018 organic first flush Darjeeling tea produce a lively, refreshing cup with a honeyed fragrance. The golden amber liquor hints of tropical fruit, finishing on a clean crisp note.

TD03 |
$0.47/cup

Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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From the 2018 first flush season at Thurbo Estate, this classic selection displays a smooth, rich mouth feel with sweet floral notes. A honeyed fragrance enhances a touch of almond in the dark golden cup. The finish is crisp and lingering.

TD12 |
$28.75
$23.00
USDA Organic 
Darjeeling organic loose leaf black tea
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The well-made leaves of this 2018 organic first flush Darjeeling offering have a dark olive hue with a smattering of silver-green tips. A sweet, fresh aroma and an invigorating pungency make this tea a true delight to the senses. Notes of crisp fruit combine with light floral hints in the amber gold cup, leading to a clean, refreshing finish.

TD18 |
$31.75
$25.40
USDA Organic 
Darjeeling organic loose leaf black tea
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In this 2018 organic first flush Darjeeling offering, premium tea leaves in rich tones of olive green mix with downy silver tips. A buttery smooth mouth feel enhances the fresh floral character, which is complemented by delicate vegetal hints and a whisper of almond. Nuances of stone fruit lend a refreshing sweetness to the crisp finish.

TD88 |
$49.75
$39.80

Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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Nestled in the Himalayan foothills, the North Tukvar Estate has been producing premium quality Darjeeling teas since 1852. This 2018 first flush offering yields a golden amber liquor with a light floral nose. The cup has a fresh lively quality and rich mouth feel, complemented by toasty/nutty hints and a lingering floral suggestion.

TD10 |
$25.75
$20.60