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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.


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 |
$0.40/cup
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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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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Distinct notes of tropical fruit delight the palate in this classic 2018 first flush Darjeeling selection. A bouquet of floral notes, accented by hints of honey, perfume the aroma and complement the rich buttery mouth feel found in the amber gold cup. A crisp quality appears briefly in the finish.

TD07 |
$0.45/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 |
$1.11/cup
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 |
$1.22/cup
USDA Organic 
Darjeeling organic loose leaf black tea
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The neat, finely particled leaves of this 2018 organic first flush Darjeeling selection yield a smooth yet lively cup with a sweet floral fragrance. Hints of honey and peach in the golden amber liquor balance with a fresh floral note that lingers long into the finish. This broken-leaf tea is a great value, and may be enjoyed hot or iced. We recommend a 1-minute steeping time.

TD82 |
$0.35/cup
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 |
$1.42/cup
USDA Organic 
Darjeeling organic loose leaf black tea
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The aroma of this 2018 first flush Darjeeling selection is redolent with the fragrance of tropical fruit, which spills over into the complex flavor profile. The golden amber cup is silky smooth with a rich, pear-like sweetness that balances well with hints of toasted almond. A refreshingly crisp, lingering finish completes an outstanding tea experience.

TD23 |
$0.84/cup