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Nestled in the Himalayan mountains of West Bengal, India, the Darjeeling region is well known for its lush, rolling hills and breathtaking views. Just before spring arrives each year, the tea plants awaken from their winter dormancy to produce the highly anticipated first flush harvest, the famous "Champagne of tea."

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 loose leaf conventional and organic darjeeling teas the season has to offer, direct from the estates, to provide you with the ultimate tea experience.

USDA Organic Darjeeling organic loose leaf black tea
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Delicate, silvery tips adorn the olive green leaves in this premiere first flush Darjeeling selection from Tindharia Estate. The fresh floral fragrance is complemented by hints of sweet melon. The sparkling, amber gold cup is buttery smooth with hints of honey and stone fruit. A crisp finish completes an outstanding tea experience.

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loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The sparkling pale gold infusion produced by this 2020 first flush offering is fresh and fragrant with sweet vegetal hints. The smooth creamy cup exhibits a classic floral character and rounded mouth feel. The crisp finish lingers with hints of honey.

TD129 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Originally established in 1924 by British planters, the Singbulli Estate spreads across rolling hills in the Mirik area of Darjeeling. This exceptional 2020 organic first flush selection infuses a light amber-gold liquor redolent with a pronounced floral bouquet. This classic floral character predominates in the cup as well, accented by a clover honey sweetness and whisper of tropical fruit. The finish is smooth and lingering.

TD133 |
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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An inviting aroma, fragrant with pronounced notes of stone fruit, introduces this 2020 first flush offering. The light golden amber cup is very sweet and juicy, with the complementary pair of buttery floral notes and ripe tropical fruit hints. The finish is smooth and lingering.

TD140 |
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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This 2020 first flush Darjeeling offers an inviting aroma with hints of honey and toasted almond. The first sip of the light amber-gold liquor reveals fresh floral notes complemented by a tropical fruit sweetness. The finish is crisp and clean.

TD134 |
USDA Organic Liza Hill Estate First Flush SFTGFOP1 (2020 DJ-3) Organic Darjeeling
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With a pronounced flavor of tropical fruit dipped in honey, this outstanding 2020 first flush selection offers a smooth, refreshing cup. The light amber-gold liquor features a sweet vegetal fragrance with hints of pineapple.

TD132 |
USDA Organic Darjeeling organic loose leaf black tea
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In this 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.

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loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Decorated with downy silver tips, the bold olive-green leaves of this 2020 first flush selection produce a refreshing, amber-gold cup filled with tropical fruit sweetness. A light stone fruit aroma is complemented by crisp hints of white wine that linger in the smooth finish.

TD139 |
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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This 2020 first flush offering is noteworthy for its eminently smooth character and pronounced honey sweetness. The light amber-gold cup is fragrant with an inviting aroma hinting of stone fruit and flowers. Tropical fruit hints and a gentle whisper of toastiness lead to a crisp, refreshing finish.

TD138 |
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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A profusion of downy, silver tips complements the bold, olive-green leaves of this 2019 first flush Darjeeling. The sweet aroma is fragrant with hints of fresh cornsilk and almond. The dark golden cup exhibits a full mouth feel and rich pungency, with complex layers of tropical fruit, honeysuckle and honey. The finish is smooth and lingering.

TD107 |
Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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The silver-tipped leaves of this 2018 first flush Darjeeling offering yield an amber gold liquor with a fresh, lively character. The flavorful cup is delightful on the palate, smooth with floral hints. A refreshing pungency is balanced with an overall honey-sweet quality that lingers long into the finish.

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loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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This 2019 first flush selection comes from the Ging Estate, located in the Lebong Valley of Darjeeling. Ging is a Lepcha word meaning “the outstretched slopes.” The aroma is mellow with a whisper of fresh corn silk. The amber-gold cup is light and refreshing with smooth, buttery hints, complemented by a sparkling, effervescent quality. Nuances of tropical fruit linger in the bright finish.

TD109 |
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The Glenburn Estate has been producing premium teas since the mid 1800s. This choice 2019 first flush offering is a beautiful mix of dark-olive leaves and silvery tips. The golden amber cup is fragrant with hints of honey and spring flowers. A whisper of tropical fruit and fleeting buttery quality enhance the rich mouth feel and refreshing astringency. The lingering finish is reminiscent of a dry white wine.

TD108 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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This 2020 organic first flush selection offers well-twisted leaves, in hues of olive and tan, that infuse a golden amber liquor, heady with a sweet ambrosial scent. The cup is silky smooth with a lively, complex flavor profile. Floral notes layer with whispers of honey and fleeting hints of tropical fruit nectar, finishing with a crisp, clean quality. This tea is a true delight to the senses.

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USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The light amber-gold liquor of this 2020 organic first flush Darjeeling offers a lively cup with a sweet aroma. Notes of dried stone fruit, honey and almond are interwoven with a whisper of spice, creating a complex flavor profile that is a joy to sip. A burst of tropical fruit sweetness lingers in the finish.

TD135 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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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 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The inviting fragrance of this 2020 organic first flush Darjeeling is evocative of sweet tropical fruit. This ripe fruit sweetness is prominent in the golden amber cup as well, complemented by a lively mouth feel and a refreshing finish.

TD145 |
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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This 2020 first flush Darjeeling blend has a sweet fragrance that hints of flowers and honey. Those classic hints spill over into the golden-amber cup, complementing the silky smooth mouth feel. The finish lingers on a clean, crisp note. An excellent cup at a great value.

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