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USDA Organic Green Rooibos organic loose leaf herbal tea
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This green Rooibos is a popular variation of the standard (oxidized) versions. With a light flavor, fresh aroma, and mild sweetness, this tisane is an excellent choice for a caffeine-free beverage.

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Rooibos Chai loose leaf herbal tea
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South African Rooibos flavored with cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, citrus peels, star anise, pepper, and cloves. A caffeine-free beverage.

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USDA Organic Rooibos organic loose leaf herbal tea
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Organic South African Rooibos is blended with a melange of aromatic spices, producing a delicious beverage that's great hot or iced. Contains organic ginger, organic cinnamon, organic licorice root, organic black pepper, organic cardamom pods, organic rose petals, organic calendula petals and natural flavoring.

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Ceylon loose leaf black tea
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Well twisted, ebony brown leaves and a complement of silver buds yield a dark, satisfying infusion with a sweet aroma. Notes of honey and malt round out the bright, toasty cup, which could accommodate milk, if desired. A pleasant briskness lingers in the light fruity finish.

TC16 |
Ceylon loose leaf black tea
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Good color and strength for a hearty cup. Takes milk very well.

TC30 |
Ceylon loose leaf black tea
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This estate produces some of the best whole-leaf teas in Sri Lanka. For the Ceylon enthusiast. Drink with or without milk. A choice lot with a bold-leaf style. Steep for five to six minutes.

TC85 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling green tea
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This tea is not available. For an excellent alternative, please try our Arya Estate Emerald Green Darjeeling offering.
This organic green Darjeeling offering produces a pale gold liquor with a light vegetal fragrance that hints of stone fruit. A pronounced sweetness, suggestive of a juicy pear, complements the smooth, buttery mouth feel. A crisp, effervescent finish dances across the palate. An outstanding tea.

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USDA Organic Japanese organic loose leaf green tea
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This offering was grown using the Saemidori cultivar in Miyazaki prefecture, located on the island of Kyushu. Both the leaf and cup have a deep, dark green color and heady, rich aroma. The exquisite liquor has sweet, vegetal notes, a brothy mouth feel and pleasing, light astringency. The leaves are typical of the Fukamushi style, with both larger and small leaf pieces.

TJ05 |
Japanese loose leaf green tea
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A superior grade of Sencha, with a brighter flavor and smoother finish than basic Sencha. Highly recommended.

TJ16 |
USDA Organic Gen-mai Cha organic loose leaf green tea
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An organic version of this very popular tea. The liquor is aromatic and has the classic toasty, nutty flavor of this unique tea.

TJ22 |
USDA Organic Ho-ji Cha organic loose leaf green tea
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This roasted, organic tea is produced from first grade, bold-leaf Bancha. The flavorful infusion has a rich character, with complex, toasty notes.

TJ41 |
Japanese loose leaf green tea
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This top quality Kabuse Sencha is crafted in Kagoshima prefecture, located in the southern part of Kyushu. Processed in the traditional style, the leaves are shaded for the last 2-3 weeks before harvest. The result is a flavorful, brothy cup, with a sweet character and full, clean aftertaste. Produced from the Okumidori cultivar.

TJ79 |
USDA Organic Japanese organic loose leaf green tea
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Limited lots of organic Gyokuro tea are produced each year. This lot has smooth umami notes, a rich cup and a clean, sweet finish. It was grown in Miyazaki prefecture using the Yabukita cultivar. We are happy to offer this tea while our current supply lasts.

TJ81 |
Taiwan loose leaf Oolong tea
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Choicest Oolong (Wu-Long) is a flavorful alternative to the higher priced Fancy grades, with much of the complexity and cup character. The bold leaves, with some silvery tips, produce a liquor with notes of dark grapes and hints of peach.

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Taiwan loose leaf black tea
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Formosa Keemun has a unique style that has attracted a dedicated following. This selection has the characteristic Oolong notes and gentle smokiness of this tea. It also has the lighter-colored leaf and infusion of our original Formosa Keemun from several years ago. Recommended for those seeking a divergence from traditional China Keemun.

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Taiwan loose leaf Oolong tea
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With an oxidation level of approximately 40%, Amber Oolong (Wu-Long) teas produce a liquor that is darker than the Jade Oolongs. The flavor is slightly more earthy and robust.

TT55 |
Taiwan loose leaf Oolong tea
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Extra rich flavor. A Tung-Ting style Oolong, oxidized at approximately 18 percent to retain a greener character. Very sweet and aromatic, this is the style of Oolong that is favored by Taiwan tea connoisseurs.

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Decaffeinated Assam loose leaf black tea
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Whole-leaf or broken-leaf Assam (depending on availability), decaffeinated with pure carbon dioxide.

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USDA Organic China organic loose leaf green tea
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Processed in the style of a Japanese Sencha tea, this selection is an excellent value for an everyday green tea. The golden cup is aromatic with floral hints and a sweet, buttery mouth feel.

ZG07 |
China loose leaf green tea
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The most tender buds are picked under carefully controlled conditions in the spring. One of the most prized of China green teas, only a limited amount of this special grade tea is available.

ZG92 |
Jasmine loose leaf green tea
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Chung-Hao Jasmine belongs to the same series of China Jasmine tea as Yin-Hao, but is less expensive. Delicate silver tips adorn the well-made leaves, producing a light, refreshing cup redolent with the heady fragrance of jasmine blossoms. A rich sweetness blooms and lingers into the finish.

ZJ41 |
Jasmine loose leaf green tea
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This fine Jasmine selection produces an amber gold cup with a rich, full mouth feel. The flavor showcases a perfect balance between the base tea and its meticulous jasmine scenting. Light floral notes are highlighted by a hint of sweetness that lingers into the finish.

ZJ55 |
Jasmine Pearl loose leaf green tea
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Select fine pluckings (two leaves and a bud), scented with the finest jasmine flowers and tightly rolled into pearl-sized spheres. A rare treat for Jasmine tea lovers.

ZJ90 |
USDA Organic Jasmine Pearl organic loose leaf green tea
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This rare offering is produced from carefully selected leaf sets, consisting of buds and tender first-leaf sets. It is then scented with the highest quality jasmine blossoms, which are later painstakingly removed to ensure that the quality of the leaf is represented in the cup.

ZJ91 |
China Keemun loose leaf black tea
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With its rich flavor profile and smooth mouth feel, this standard grade Keemun represents a great value for a China black tea. Hints of wine and a suggestion of smoke round out the earthy, full-bodied cup.

ZK11 |
Jasmine loose leaf green tea
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The choicest of the standard grades of Jasmine tea. Delicate flavor with a natural sweetness that is enhanced by the sublime aroma of the finest jasmine flowers.

ZJ81 |
China Keemun loose leaf black tea
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A fine complement of golden tips sets this stylish selection apart. The flavor has classic Burgundy-like Keemun notes, with subtle smokiness and a hint of cocoa. This one comes close to the Hao-Ya 'A' Keemun of days past.

ZK96 |
Magnolia loose leaf Oolong tea
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This Guangdong province specialty is a lovely Oolong tea, scented with magnolia flowers. Alternately known as Orchid Oolong or in Chinese Yu Lan, this selection is a must try for those who appreciate a fine scented tea. The flavor nuances are unique, but hints of jasmine lend a recognizable character.

ZM65 |
China loose leaf Oolong tea
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A special grade of Fujian province Oolong, with superior flavor, aroma, and leaf style. The tightly rolled leaves unfold to reveal the fine plucking, yielding a smooth cup with a toasty, spicy flavor.

ZO86 |
China loose leaf Oolong tea
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The loosely rolled leaves of this finest grade of China Tie-Guan-Yin Oolong produce a pale golden cup with a full, buttery mouth feel. A sweet, floral fragrance introduces notes of dried fruit and a hint of honeysuckle in the flavor. The finish lingers with a light toastiness.

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USDA Organic China Silver Needle organic loose leaf white tea
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This special production is composed entirely of unopened leaf buds. The cup has a delicate, sweet aroma. The light liquor is refreshing with a sweet hint and a lightly nutty/fruity finish. An outstanding organic white tea.

ZW90 |
China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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High-grown Yunnan of excellent quality. Sold by some as the best available, this grade is actually the best of the commonly available grades. Brisk flavor without the harshness of lesser Yunnan teas.

ZY40 |
China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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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 |
Lapsang Souchong loose leaf black tea
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Blended especially for Upton Tea Imports, this tea is a pleasing and subtly complex variation on a rich, smoky classic. The perfect gift for the Lapsang Souchong drinker who seeks a less smoky cup.

ZS90 |
Taiwan loose leaf Oolong tea
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This exquisitely crafted Formosa Oolong is very fragrant, with pronounced peach notes in both the aroma and the tawny-gold cup. An abundance of downy, silver tips adorns the large beautiful leaves, yielding a liquor bursting with flavor and a smooth, creamy mouth feel. Notes of dried fruit as well as hints of warm spice and honey lead to a clean finish with a lingering sweetness.

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USDA Organic Rooibos organic loose leaf herbal tea
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This organic Rooibos has an inviting aroma, with hints of vanilla and citrus. The smooth flavor has notes of spice and caramel. We recommend this tisane for drinking iced, as well as hot.

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loose leaf black tea
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A tin (approx 35g) each of the following: TP12: Premium China Keemun, TD50: No.1 Tippy Orthodox GFOP Darjeeling, ZY51: China Yunnan TGFOP, and TB51: East Frisian BOP Assam Tea. Representative of a wide range of fine black teas.

Please note that Sampler Sets cannot be personalized.

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China Keemun loose leaf black tea
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From An Hui province, home of the famous Hao-Ya Keemun teas, this selection offers a bright character with a suggestion of sweet tobacco in the aroma. The medium-bodied cup has warm toasty notes and a honey sweetness that blooms as the tea cools.

ZK52 |
KuKi Cha loose leaf green tea
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Tiny, pink cherry blossoms peek out from bright green twigs in this unique offering from Japan. The golden yellow liquor is redolent with fragrant floral notes. A light vegetal undertone complements a buttery sweetness in the smooth, refreshing cup.

TJ77 |
USDA Organic Japanese loose leaf black tea
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Although somewhat rare, black tea has been cultivated and produced in Japan for almost 150 years. Production is limited and seldom exported. This offering is produced in Kagoshima prefecture from the Benifuki cultivar. The neat, dark brown leaves yield a smooth, rich liquor with no astringency. A light grape-like sweetness may be found in the aroma. The cup is lively, with a light spicy/woody hint and a honey note that develops over time. Best enjoyed plain.

TJ74 |
China loose leaf white tea
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This fine selection produces an amber gold liquor from large leaves in shades of green-brown. A toasty aroma with hints of melon complements an herbaceous cup with a pronounced honey sweetness.

ZW24 |
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 |
China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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This tea is currently unavailable. For an alternative, please try our popular Yunnan Golden Tips Supreme.
Grown in the mountains of Yunnan province, this superlative selection yields a medium-bodied liquor with a substantial mouth feel. The cup aroma is sweet and spicy with toasty nuances. Cocoa flavor notes are accented with characteristic Yunnan spicy hints.

ZY94 |
USDA Organic Ceylon organic loose leaf green tea
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From the Uva district, this organic green tea offering has long, well-twisted leaves that produce a pale golden liquor with a smooth mouth feel. The light, sweet aroma is earthy with mineral nuances. The herbaceous cup has a stone fruit sweetness and a clean finish. This is a great choice for those who enjoy a less vegetal flavor.

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USDA Organic Vanilla Rooibos organic loose leaf herbal tea
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This organic South African Rooibos is blended with Bourbon vanilla bits, marigold petals and natural flavoring. Delicious hot or iced, you may enjoy this herbal infusion neat or with your favorite milk and sweetener.

BA38 |
Decaffeinated Irish Breakfast loose leaf black tea
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This premium blend of decaffeinated broken-leaf Assam black teas produces a rich, full-bodied cup. The aroma is sweet with hints of malt. The dark copper liquor is bright with a smooth mouth feel, leading to a pleasant pungency lingering in the finish.

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USDA Organic Colombian organic loose leaf black tea
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The juxtaposition of dark leaves and golden tips gives this black tea from Colombia a beautiful appearance. The dark copper amber liquor is fragrant with toasty cocoa hints. The rich cocoa quality carries on in the flavor of the full-bodied cup, finishing with a raisin sweetness.

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China loose leaf Oolong tea
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From its honeyed aroma to its smooth, fruity flavor, this Oolong selection from Fujian province offers many fine qualities. A pronounced honey sweetness complements hints of pear and apple in the light amber cup. Toasty/woody nuances lead to a clean finish.

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