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loose leaf black tea
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Perfect for gift giving, we now offer a carefully curated selection of our best-selling teas in our large (8-oz.) black plug-top tin. Personalize the tea tin label (in the Shopping Bag) to create a unique gift. This special offer is limited, while supplies last.

Choose from: TE30E: Traditional Masala Chai, TSA6E: Colombian Breakfast Blend Organic, NF30E: Naturally Flavored Lemon Drop Black Tea, NX30E: Decaffeinated Naturally Flavored Lemon Black Tea and NF27E: Naturally Flavored Cranberry Black Tea.

AM20S |
$0.17 - 0.33/cup

loose leaf flavored black tea
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The natural flavor of apricot lends a sweet, juicy flavor to the black tea base. Contains dried apricot bits (apricots, sugar).

NF19 |
$0.30/cup

loose leaf flavored black tea
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The natural flavor of blackcurrant lends a refreshing tartness to the black tea base. Contains dried blackcurrants and blackberry leaves.

NF21 |
$0.29/cup

cranberry loose leaf black tea
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Decorated with dried cranberries and blackberry leaves, this naturally flavored black tea is bursting with sweet cranberry notes in both the aroma and the cup. The flavor lingers long into the smooth finish. Great hot or iced.

NF27 |
$0.23/cup

Lemon loose leaf black tea
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With its creamy lemon fragrance and sweet lemon flavor, this naturally flavored black tea has quickly become a staff favorite. The smooth tea base lends a full mouth feel to the refreshing cup. Great hot or iced.

NF30 |
$0.22/cup

Mango loose leaf black tea
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A natural mango-flavored black tea base is decorated with dried mango pieces and sunflower petals. The dark copper liquor has a pronounced mango aroma and flavor, juicy and sweet.

NF41 |
$0.18/cup

flavored loose leaf black tea
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Decorated with dried orange peels, this naturally flavored black tea is redolent with the scent and flavor of a freshly squeezed orange. The citrus notes provide a delicious accent to the smooth tea base, which finishes on a crisp, clean note.

NF50 |
$0.20/cup

Peach loose leaf black tea
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Chunks of dried peach complement a black tea base, producing a naturally flavored cup with the perfect balance of juicy peach notes and black tea flavor. Great hot or iced.

NF73 |
$0.24/cup

Vanilla loose leaf black tea
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This naturally flavored, whole-leaf black tea is smooth and rich with creamy vanilla flavor. The aroma is fragrant with notes of sweet vanilla bean. Enjoy this decadent treat any time of day.

NF90 |
$0.24/cup

Earl Grey Vanilla loose leaf black tea
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This naturally flavored black tea selection provides a wonderful balance of a classic Earl Grey with creamy vanilla notes. The rich cup is smooth and satisfying.

NT01 |
$0.20/cup

loose leaf flavored black tea
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A premium blend of Ceylon and China teas, the smooth black tea base balances well with the refreshing natural flavors of bergamot and citrus fruit. Popular in Europe, this Russian-style blend is recommended for an interesting departure from traditional Earl Grey.

NT06 |
$0.22/cup

loose leaf flavored black tea
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A rich, inviting fragrance introduces this naturally flavored, premium black tea selection. This is the third of four special teas created this year to celebrate our 30th anniversary. The robust cup is smooth and full-bodied with pronounced deep bergamot notes. The finish is long and lingering.

NT11 |
$0.22/cup

Earl Grey Lavender loose leaf black tea
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In this naturally flavored Earl Grey selection, the strong Ceylon black tea base is well balanced with notes of lavender and bright bergamot.

NT12 |
$0.22/cup

Earl Grey loose leaf black tea
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Decorated with blue cornflower petals, this naturally flavored Earl Grey selection has a light bergamot fragrance and well-balanced flavor. Smooth and citrus bright, the medium amber cup offers the perfect blend of natural bergamot and black tea flavor. A light sweetness complements the bergamot and lingers into the finish.

NT16 |
$0.19/cup

loose leaf flavored black tea
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A rich, full-bodied Ceylon black tea provides an excellent base for the light, natural bergamot flavor in this naturally flavored Earl Grey selection.

NT17 |
$0.15/cup

Earl Grey loose leaf black tea
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A high-quality black tea base is flavored with natural bergamot, creating a rich and satisfying cup with full bergamot flavor and a smooth, clean finish. Sweet lemon hints enhance the pronounced bergamot notes in the aroma.

NT19 |
$0.24/cup

loose leaf flavored black tea
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This naturally flavored Earl Grey tea showcases a perfect balance between the natural bergamot flavor and the black tea base. This is a great choice for those who enjoy a lighter Earl Grey tea.

NT20 |
$0.22/cup

loose leaf Chai black tea
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Chai is traditionally made by simmering tea and fresh spices in highly sweetened milk. This naturally flavored version may be prepared like regular steeped tea, or the more traditional way by simmering 5-8 minutes in a pan of milk. Add lots of honey or sugar and serve hot or iced. This selection has pronounced clove and cinnamon notes that balance wonderfully with the premium black tea base.

NT33 |
$0.26/cup

loose leaf Chai black tea
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This naturally flavored, premium black tea is blended with cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, licorice, and coconut to produce a sweet Chai tea with a creamy smooth, tropical flair. Hints of caramel linger in the finish. This product contains coconut.

NT34 |
$0.22/cup

loose leaf flavored black tea
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A rich, full-bodied black tea provides a premium base for this naturally flavored selection. Refreshing notes of citrus fruit are prominent in both the aroma and the dark amber cup. Tiny juniper berries lend a crisp counterpoint to the lingering sweetness. Great hot or iced.

NT55 |
$0.19/cup

flavored loose leaf black tea
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This naturally flavored black tea favorite is blended with cinnamon, apple, vanilla and almonds. The velvety smooth tea provides the perfect base for the warming cinnamon-apple flavor. A great fireside treat. This product contains tree nuts (almonds).

NT57 |
$0.19/cup

loose leaf flavored black tea
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This naturally flavored selection is the perfect balance of bergamot, stone fruit and black tea flavor with a dollop of vanilla sweetness. Light hints of bergamot and a whisper of anise complement the distinctly sweet aroma. The cup is medium-bodied with a smooth creamy mouth feel and lingering finish.

NT77 |
$0.24/cup

Orange Spice loose leaf black tea
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Pronounced notes of orange and sweet creamy hints complement a smooth tea base in this naturally flavored black tea offering. Cloves add a light spicy zest to both the aroma and the flavor. Enjoy this refreshing treat hot or iced.

NT82 |
$0.19/cup

Caramel loose leaf black tea
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Small caramel pieces are added to a black tea base, giving this naturally flavored selection a sweet creamy fragrance and rich caramel flavor. Enjoyable hot or iced, savor this delicious blend any time of day. This product contains dairy.

NT85 |
$0.22/cup

Naturally Flavored Christmas Black Tea
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This naturally flavored black tea is decorated with orange peels, almonds, cloves, cardamom, vanilla and rose petals. A sweet cinnamon aroma with a light floral hint introduces a flavorful cup with notes of citrus and spice. The finish is smooth and lingering. The perfect treat for those festive occasions. This product contains tree nuts (almonds).

NT90 |
$0.17/cup

Chocolate Spice loose leaf black tea
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Fine black tea is blended with cocoa, cardamom and cinnamon to produce a balanced and warming cup. This naturally flavored selection offers a decadent treat for any chocolate or tea lover.

NT94 |
$0.20/cup

loose leaf flavored black tea
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Fragrant notes of ripe peach scent this naturally flavored, premium black tea from China. This is the second of four special teas created this year to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Decorated with flower blossoms, the ebony-brown leaves produce a rich, full-bodied cup, the perfect balance of black tea flavor and sweet notes of juicy peach. Enjoy “a day at the peach” with this truly decadent treat. Great hot or iced.

This tea is comparable with our TE98: Huang Shan Sunset Tea.

NT98 |
$0.31/cup

decaffeinated flavored loose leaf black tea
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Blended with dried lemon peels and blue cornflower petals, this CO2 decaffeinated black tea offering is creamy smooth and rich with notes of sweet lemon cake. Enjoy this delicious treat hot or iced.

NX30 |
$0.35/cup

loose leaf flavored black tea
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In this naturally flavored selection, the creamy vanilla aroma and flavor envelop the premium decaffeinated black tea base with a velvety richness. A delicious treat for the evening. Great hot or iced.

NX90 |
$0.38/cup

loose leaf Assam black tea
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A tin (approx. 35g.) of each of the following teas: TA29: Seajuli Estate GFBOP, TA50: Hattialli Estate TGFOP1, TA73: Langharjan Estate TGFOP1 Tippy and TA75: Kopili Estate FTGFOP1.

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

SA02 |
$25.75

British Blend loose leaf black tea
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A tin (approx. 35g.) of each of the following teas: TB10: Bond Street English Breakfast TB70: Finest Russian Caravan TB75: Baker Street Afternoon Blend and TB86: Richmond Park Blend Specially blended for us in London by master tea blenders.

Please note that Sampler Sets cannot be personalized.

SB11 |
$12.50

loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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A tin (approx. 35g.) of each of the following teas: TD27: Giddapahar Estate TGBOP Ch., TD73: Balasun Estate FTGFOP1 Ch. Musc. (DJ-170), TD75: Victoria’s Peak Estate TGBOP Cl. Organic and TD93: Steinthal Estate SFTGFOP1 (DJ-42).

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

SD03 |
$39.75

loose leaf black tea
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A tin (approx. 35g) of each of the following teas: TD50: No. 1 Tippy Orthodox GFOP Darjeeling, TE11: Extra Bergamot English Earl Grey, TE30: Traditional Masala Chai, and NF30: Naturally Flavored Lemon Drop Black Tea.

Please note that Sampler Sets cannot be personalized.

SI02 |
$24.95

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.

SM30 |
$19.75

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The fine broken-leaf style of this 2018 Assam selection produces a thick, rich cup with hints of malt. A clean, brisk finish complements a sweet toasty character in the dark copper liquor. A great everyday cup that may be enjoyed neat or with a splash of milk.

TA00 |
$0.11/cup
USDA Organic 
Assam organic loose leaf black tea
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This Assam selection produces a dark cup with a full flavor profile. Notes of cocoa and a delicate caramel hint complement a sweet and toasty aroma for an enjoyable cup.

TA07 |
$0.11/cup

Assam organic loose leaf black tea
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This fine C.T.C. (Crush-Tear-Curl) style of tea infuses quickly. One minute of steeping produces a hearty cup of flavorful tea.

TA11 |
$0.11/cup
USDA Organic 
Assam organic loose leaf black tea
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A blend of choice CTC-grade Assam teas, with the typical malty and flavorful taste profile. A perfect choice for those seeking a strong morning cup.

TA15 |
$0.13/cup

loose leaf Assam black tea
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A full complement of golden tips gives this 2018 broken-leaf Assam selection a beautiful dry leaf appearance. Both the aroma and flavor show the pronounced malty character of a classic Assam tea. The thick cocoa-like mouth feel may be enhanced by adding a splash of milk and a spoonful of honey. A crisp, clean finish completes a perfect tea experience.

TA19 |
$0.56/cup

Assam loose leaf black tea
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A uniform, broken-leaf tea with bold character and strong, malty flavor. This tea is a great choice for breakfast and throughout the day.

TA20 |
$0.15/cup

Assam loose leaf black tea
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A bold CTC style tea with rich flavor. The dark liquor will readily take milk. Especially suited as a bracing morning tea.

TA27 |
$0.11/cup

loose leaf Assam black tea
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In this 2018 broken-leaf selection, a fair amount of golden tips mixes with dark brown leaves, producing a robust cup with a smooth mouth feel. Hints of cocoa join pronounced malty notes in the aroma. The perfect Assam for those who enjoy an Irish breakfast-style tea.

TA29 |
$0.24/cup

loose leaf Assam black tea
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Fragrant with hints of malt and cocoa, the dark ruby-copper liquor of this 2018 Assam tea offers an invigorating cup. A rich caramel sweetness accentuates hints of Burgundy and cocoa that weave through the thick, velvety smooth mouth feel. The finish is crisp and lingering. While this tea may be enjoyed plain, a dollop of milk will enhance its rich flavor.

TA33 |
$0.26/cup

Assam loose leaf black tea
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A whole-leaf Assam with golden tips (young leaf buds). Characteristic maltiness and complex flavor. This is our most popular Assam.

TA40 |
$0.15/cup

Assam loose leaf black tea
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This 2017 broken-leaf Assam offering produces a deep copper-amber liquor, rich and full-bodied. The malty/toasty aroma is fragrant with a gentle floral suggestion. A pronounced malty note and light sweetness lead to a crisp, clean finish.

TA42 |
$0.32/cup

loose leaf Assam black tea
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This 2018 Assam selection boasts a well-balanced mix of dark brown leaves and downy golden tips, which yields a deep copper liquor with a pronounced malty aroma. Burgundy notes and hints of spice are enhanced by a delightful pungency and full mouth feel, ending with a lingering finish.

TA50 |
$0.24/cup

loose leaf Assam black tea
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Decorated with a generous amount of downy golden tips, the fragrant dark brown leaves of this 2018 broken-leaf Assam offering produce a hearty cup with a thick, rich mouth feel suggestive of bittersweet cocoa. The aroma hints of light malt and almond. The dark amber liquor is malty with a hint of spice and a brisk finish.

TA54 |
$0.27/cup

loose leaf Assam black tea
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This eye-opening Assam offering features a thick, robust cup with a complex flavor profile. A rich malty aroma introduces layers of dark cocoa, malt and toasted almond in the dark copper liquor. The finish is clean and brisk.

TA55 |
$0.29/cup

Dejoo Estate STGFOP1 Assam
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A thick, malty cup distinguishes this 2018 whole-leaf Assam as the perfect morning bracer. Sweet syrupy hints linger in the finish. Add a splash of milk to enhance the rich malty notes.

TA60 |
$12.50
$10.00

loose leaf Assam black tea
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This 2018 Assam selection boasts a bold leaf style with a sprinkling of golden tips. The sweet aroma hints of dried fruit and honey. Nuances of malt and cocoa join warm toasty notes in the dark ruby-copper cup. The finish is brisk and refreshing.

TA62 |
$0.27/cup

loose leaf Assam black tea
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From one of our favorite Assam estates, this 2019 offering showcases bold, dark brown leaves complemented by downy golden tips. The dark amber cup is fragrant with a pronounced malty aroma. A smooth, thick mouth feel enhances a complex flavor profile, rich with notes of malt and Burgundy lingering long into the finish.

TA72 |
$0.38/cup

loose leaf Assam black tea
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A plethora of glossy golden tips mixes with bold, dark brown leaves in this 2018 tippy Assam selection. The ruby copper liquor has a sweet aroma, hinting of caramel and almond. The cup is medium-bodied with a lively astringency and a suggestion of semi-sweet cocoa, which lingers in the finish.

TA73 |
$0.31/cup

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A light sprinkling of golden tips decorates the attractive, dark brown leaves of this 2018 Assam offering. The dark copper cup is medium-bodied and silky smooth with hints of malt and a sweet toastiness. May be enjoyed neat or with a splash of milk.

TA75 |
$10.50
$8.40

loose leaf Assam black tea
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From the 2018 season, this fine broken-leaf Assam tea has an attractive, tippy appearance. The deep copper-amber cup has a pronounced malty character with a thick, rich mouth feel and a bright, eye-opening finish. This is a great value for a quality cup with exceptional flavor.

TA78 |
$0.24/cup

loose leaf Assam black tea
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An abundance of downy golden tips complements the neat, well-twisted leaves in this Assam selection from the 2018 season. The rich, full-bodied cup is smooth and toasty with hints of malt and cocoa.

TA93 |
$0.13/cup

loose leaf black tea
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The juxtaposition of dark leaves and a profusion of silky, golden tips gives this 2018 Assam selection a striking appearance. The dark copper liquor has a pronounced malty aroma, hinting of the thick, robust cup. The complex flavor is rich with layers of malt, spice and wine. A honey sweetness leads to a brisk finish, which lingers with hints of cocoa. This outstanding tea has quickly become a staff favorite.

TA99 |
$0.70/cup
USDA Organic 
English Breakfast organic loose leaf black tea
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A hearty blend of rich CTC Assam and BOP Ceylon teas, yielding a cup with robust flavor and a brisk finish. This is an organic version of a classic, bracing breakfast blend.

TB01 |
$0.15/cup

English Breakfast loose leaf black tea
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A tribute to the famous London tea auctions, our Leadenhall Street Breakfast Blend is a blend of two classic British teas: a brisk Ceylon and a thick, malty Assam. The result is a flavorful mixture which lends itself to the addition of milk.

TB02 |
$0.12/cup

English Breakfast loose leaf black tea
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For this blend, we paired a hearty Assam with a smooth and flavorful Yunnan, for a cup that is highly enjoyable. The invigorating liquor has a full mouth feel, subtle spicy notes, and a lingering aftertaste. While milk is recommended, it is enjoyable plain.

TB05 |
$0.16/cup

English Breakfast loose leaf black tea
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Fannings grade teas infuse quickly, producing a robust beverage. This blend of rich teas from Indonesia, Africa, and India will please those who like a hearty tea at a moderate price.

TB07 |
$0.10/cup

English Breakfast loose leaf black tea
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A hearty blend of Ceylon and Assam teas, this tea is rich and flavorful, even with extra milk.

TB10 |
$0.13/cup

Irish Breakfast loose leaf black tea
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The Crush-Tear-Curl manufacturing method produces quick-brewing teas with full flavor. We highly recommend this blend of Assam teas for those who like a very hearty cup. Exquisite with milk.

TB12 |
$0.12/cup

Scottish Breakfast loose leaf black tea
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Blended from select teas of India, Sri Lanka, and China to appeal to those who favor an eye-opening experience in the morning, this broken-leaf tea yields a cup with a round, full flavor, malty notes, and brisk character. A perfect choice to start the day.

TB14 |
$0.11/cup

Java Breakfast loose leaf black tea
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A rich breakfast blend especially suited for those who enjoy a powerful cup in the morning. This also is a great choice for iced tea. Java teas are never expensive, so you get the best produced for a few cents a cup.

TB15 |
$0.10/cup

English Breakfast loose leaf black tea
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A full-bodied and flavorful Ceylon blend. An excellent morning tea, especially suited for the addition of milk and sugar.

TB18 |
$0.10/cup

Irish Breakfast loose leaf black tea
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A blend of Tippy GFBOP Assam teas for strength, plus a distinctive, bright Ceylon tea for briskness. This Orthodox Process Irish Breakfast style tea is very flavorful.

TB20 |
$0.11/cup

English Breakfast loose leaf black tea
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A bit lighter than our River Shannon Blend, this English Breakfast style tea is a rich blend of Assam, Ceylon, and Keemun. Best with milk.

TB30 |
$0.13/cup

Iced Tea Blend loose leaf black tea
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Half whole-leaf Darjeeling and half OP Ceylon. A great hot tea as well! The brewing information provided is for hot tea preparation. For making a concentrate for iced tea, we recommend doubling the amount listed below.

TB49 |
$0.13/cup

East Frisian Breakfast Blend loose leaf black tea
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A classic Ostfriesen blend of Assam teas. Authentic 100% orthodox tea blended in Germany for those who like a hearty, malty tea.

TB51 |
$0.13/cup

East Frisian Breakfast Blend loose leaf black tea
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A tippy, whole-leaf version of the above tea. A bit milder and more complex in flavor, while maintaining the body and strength characteristic of East Frisian tea blends.

TB52 |
$0.16/cup

Vanilla Assam loose leaf black tea
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A blend of whole-leaf Assam and genuine Bourbon vanilla. The combination makes a delightful afternoon blend.

TB54 |
$0.24/cup

Russian Caravan loose leaf black tea
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A blend of fine teas of India, China, and Formosa. A choice tea for the afternoon or evening, this caravan style tea is one of our most popular blends.

TB60 |
$0.18/cup

Russian Caravan loose leaf black tea
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A more refined version of our Original Blend Russian Caravan (TB60), this blend of choice teas from India, China and Formosa yields a smooth, satisfying cup with a bright character. Toasty notes and a light sweetness lead to a crisp finish. A great afternoon tea.

TB70 |
$0.21/cup

Afternoon Blend loose leaf black tea
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A bit of Lapsang Souchong is blended with Keemun and Darjeeling, yielding a mildly smoky tea. Perfect for an afternoon uplift.

TB75 |
$0.19/cup

Darjeeling Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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Named after Robert Fortune who toured the tea producing regions in the 1840s under the auspices of the East India Company. Darjeeling adds a pleasing brightness; Yunnan lends a dark, honey colored liquor and delicately spicy overtones.

TB84 |
$0.15/cup

Afternoon Blend loose leaf black tea
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A mellow, whole-leaf blend of Keemun, Ceylon, and Darjeeling. An exceptional tea that is smooth enough for drinking plain, and sturdy enough to take milk or lemon.

TB86 |
$0.19/cup

loose leaf black tea
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To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we have created a robust breakfast blend of teas from new origins - Colombia, and old origins - India and Sri Lanka. The dark amber liquor is thick and rich with a silky smooth mouth feel and complex flavor. Enjoy this eye-opening cup to start your day or as an afternoon pick-me-up.

TB89 |
$0.26/cup

Ceylon loose leaf black tea
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A choice blend of regional Ceylons.

TC05 |
$0.11/cup

Decaffeinated English Breakfast loose leaf black tea
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Whole-leaf Ceylon tea, decaffeinated using the CO2 process. Enjoy with milk or plain.

TC09 |
$0.19/cup

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 |
$0.16/cup

Ceylon loose leaf black tea
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For a smooth, mellow cup of tea. Classic Ceylon flavor.

TC20 |
$0.10/cup

Ceylon loose leaf black tea
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A harmonious blend of bright citrus notes with an herbaceous character and full, round mouth feel distinguishes this black tea selection as a very special cup. The aroma is toasty with a hint of spice. Cacao notes lead to a crisp finish.

TC22 |
$0.71/cup

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

TC30 |
$0.12/cup

Ceylon loose leaf black tea
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A whole-leaf Ceylon tea of excellent flavor and good color. Highly recommended for the Ceylon enthusiast. This is a new bolder leaf version of this popular selection.

TC32 |
$0.16/cup
USDA Organic 
Ceylon organic loose leaf black tea
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This organic, broken-leaf selection has a classic high-grown aroma and flavor, brisk and rich. With its full body, the medium amber cup would make a great breakfast tea.

TC34 |
$0.28/cup
USDA Organic 
Ceylon organic loose leaf black tea
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This superb organic broken-leaf selection yields a colory infusion with a pleasant briskness and depth of flavor. The profile is that of a classic dark style Uva tea, with a strong but balanced character.

TC42 |
$0.16/cup

Ceylon loose leaf black tea
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Small, neat leaves are laced with flecks of golden tips, producing a robust cup with a toasty aroma. Notes of honey and malt lead to a bright, citrusy finish.

TC43 |
$0.26/cup

Ceylon loose leaf black tea
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Long, elegant leaves and a bright, lively character distinguish this fine offering. A honey aroma introduces a hint of cocoa and dried fruit sweetness in the dark amber cup. The finish is crisp and clean.

TC46 |
$0.21/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 |
$1.43/cup

Ceylon loose leaf black tea
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A perfect choice for breakfast tea, this broken-leaf selection wakes you up with its brisk, refreshing aroma. Notes of honey and a light floral hint blend harmoniously with a rich, toasty character.

TC52 |
$0.12/cup

Ceylon loose leaf black tea
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The dark russet amber cup has a full, rich flavor, punctuated by a brisk, refreshing aroma. A citrus-like brightness embraces sweet honey notes in the medium-bodied liquor.

TC57 |
$0.13/cup
USDA Organic 
Ceylon organic loose leaf black tea
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Attractive and bold, the large, dark brown leaves of this organic offering have a folded, crepey appearance. The medium amber cup has a hint of caramel sweetness, a warm toasty quality, and a gentle pungency that plays at the edge of your palate.

TC60 |
$0.24/cup

loose leaf Ceylon black tea
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Located in the Ruhuna district, the Lumbini Estate is known for producing superb teas, year after year. In this “spider leg” style tea, refined silver-tipped leaves produce a dark ruby-copper liquor with a rich Burgundy aroma. The brisk, refreshing cup hints of malt and honey, ending with a bright, lingering finish.

TC76 |
$0.44/cup

Ceylon loose leaf black tea
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From the well respected and highly popular Kenilworth Estate, this fine selection has a dry leaf with an attractive "curled" appearance. Malty hints and notes of chocolate are present in both the uninfused leaf and liquor. The cup is smooth and full-bodied.

TC84 |
$0.18/cup

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 |
$0.16/cup
USDA Organic 
Darjeeling organic loose leaf black tea
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Delicate, silvery tips adorn the olive green leaves in this premiere 2018 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.

TD01 |
$35.00
$28.00
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
USDA Organic 
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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A sweet toasty fragrance introduces the rich, hearty cup of this 2018 organic, broken-leaf Darjeeling tea. Hints of fruit in the deep amber liquor lead to a bright, refreshing finish. Enjoy a splash of milk in this full-bodied second flush selection.

TD04 |
$0.29/cup

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.

TD05 |
$1.06/cup

loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The best value in Darjeeling tea. Broken-leaf Darjeeling is often overlooked, either because the price is so reasonable or because too much value is placed on a more stylish leaf. This flavorful BOP blend offers a great cup at a very attractive price.

TD06 |
$0.15/cup
USDA Organic 
Darjeeling organic loose leaf black tea
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The well-made, dark olive leaves of this 2018 first flush Darjeeling selection are decorated with silvery tips and flecks of bright green leaf. A honey sweet aroma introduces notes of tropical fruit and a velvety mouth feel in the amber gold cup. Hints of almond lead to a crisp, lingering finish.

TD09 |
$29.75
$23.80

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

loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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A profusion of downy silver tips adorns the bold, olive-green leaves of this stellar 2019 first flush offering. Pronounced floral notes scent the light golden cup, complementing the fresh, sweet character. Hints of tropical fruit lead up to a lively finish.

TD100 |
$1.28/cup

loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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This 2019 first flush Darjeeling showcases well-made leaves of light to dark olive-green, which produce an amber-gold cup with a honeyed floral aroma. Fresh notes of sweet corn silk are enhanced by a buttery smooth mouth feel. A refreshing pungency lingers well into the finish.

TD101 |
$0.41/cup

loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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In this 2019 first flush Darjeeling offering, a variegated mix of bright green and dark olive leaves produces an invigorating cup with rich floral notes. A buttery mouth feel complements a rich tropical fruit sweetness, ending with a crisp, clean finish.

TD102 |
$0.71/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

loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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A sweet fragrance is accented by hints of tropical fruit in this 2019 first flush offering. The bright amber-gold cup has a full, velvety mouth feel and rich flavor. Hints of stone fruit and flowers are enhanced by nuances of wildflower honey. A smooth, clean finish completes a delightful tea experience.

TD104 |
$0.84/cup
USDA Organic 
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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This 2019 organic first flush selection offers bold, beautiful leaves in shades of olive green, decorated with downy silver tips. An invigorating pungency in the bright golden cup is tempered by a sweet aroma, hinting of fresh pineapple. Pronounced notes of corn silk bring a rich quality to the complex flavor profile. Hints of flowers lead to a crisp, clean finish.

TD105 |
$0.90/cup
USDA Organic 
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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From the 2019 season, this organic first flush Darjeeling is notable for its lively, refreshing cup. The aroma is fragrant with notes of corn silk and flowers, accentuated by a sugar cookie sweetness. Hints of honey join pronounced notes of tropical fruit in the light amber-gold liquor. The finish is crisp and clean.

TD106 |
$0.93/cup

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 |
$1.29/cup

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 |
$0.76/cup

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 West 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 |
$0.88/cup
USDA Organic 
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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A sweet floral fragrance introduces this aromatic first flush offering from the 2019 season. The bold, tippy leaves produce a golden amber cup with a silky smooth mouth feel and complex flavor. Classic floral notes are punctuated by a tropical fruit sweetness and a refreshing pungency that lingers into the finish.

TD110 |
$0.74/cup
USDA Organic 
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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This superlative 2019 first flush Darjeeling selection has a stunning leaf appearance with a profusion of full silver-tipped leaf sets. The aroma is sweet and fragrant. With layered flavor notes of wildflowers, melon and tropical fruit, the sparkling gold cup exhibits a depth and richness experienced in teas of the highest quality. Hints of honey linger long into the finish.

TD112 |
$1.81/cup
USDA Organic 
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The neat, finely particled leaves of this 2019 organic first flush Darjeeling yield a sweet, lively cup with a buttery fragrance. The golden amber liquor exhibits a full mouth feel and the ripe sweetness of tropical fruit. A refreshing astringency blooms and lingers long into the finish. May be enjoyed hot or iced. We recommend a 2-minute steeping time.

TD113 |
$0.28/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

loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The Poobong Estate has been producing teas of superior quality since the early 1900s. With its rich full-bodied cup, this 2018 second flush selection continues that tradition. A sweet aroma enhances notes of cocoa and a warm toastiness in the dark amber liquor. The finish lingers with a dried fruit sweetness. Enjoy this delightful tea with a dollop of milk, if desired.

TD14 |
$1.00/cup

Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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This very approachable 2018 second flush Darjeeling tea offers a smooth, rich cup with a complex aroma and flavor. Bold, dark brown leaves produce a sparkling, dark amber liquor. Notes of muscatel and honey, accented by hints of almond and cocoa, are enveloped by a warm toastiness, which lingers long into the crisp finish.

TD15 |
$0.66/cup

Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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Tawny gold tips thread through neat, well-twisted leaves in this 2017 second flush selection. A sweet, toasty aroma sets the stage for a round, full-bodied cup. The medium amber liquor is smooth with woody notes and a bright citrus-like quality in the finish.

TD17 |
$0.48/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 |
$31.75
$25.40

Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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A pronounced sweet character distinguishes this 2018 second flush Darjeeling selection. Fragrant with notes of honey and stone fruit, the silky smooth cup is rich and full-bodied. Fruity notes, suggestive of apricot, may be found in the medium amber liquor. Hints of almond complement the clean, brisk finish. A great value.

TD20 |
$0.34/cup

loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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This 2018 broken-leaf offering has a classic second flush Darjeeling flavor profile, rich with muscatel notes and a pronounced honey sweetness that blooms as the tea cools. The dark amber liquor has a warm toasty aroma and a smooth, lingering finish. The full-bodied cup is strong enough for the addition of milk, if desired.

TD27 |
$0.32/cup

Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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The bold leaves and silvery tips of this 2016 first flush selection produce a beautiful amber-gold cup with a pleasing toasty aroma and full mouth feel. The liquor is very smooth with tropical fruit notes and a dark grape hint. A refreshing pungency lingers into the finish.

TD29 |
$20.80
$15.60
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 outstanding 2017 first flush offering is composed of large, handcrafted leaves adorned with a profusion of downy white tips. The golden amber "cup of sunshine" has a complex aroma and flavor, smooth and sugar cookie sweet, with notes of tropical fruit and melon.

TD35 |
$23.75
$17.81

loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Bold, dark brown leaves produce a deep amber liquor with a pronounced toasty aroma in this 2018 second flush offering from one of our favorite tea estates. Hints of muscatel accentuate the smooth, sweet character. The finish is crisp and clean.

TD36 |
$0.59/cup
USDA Organic 
Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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Harvested from higher elevations of the Puttabong Estate, this 2018 second flush selection was produced without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers. The Kakra designation refers to a leaf visited by the Indian Green Fly, whose ministrations to the leaf cause an initial oxidation before plucking. The medium amber liquor has a fresh, lively aroma and silky smooth mouth feel. A nectar-like sweetness enhances the classic muscatel notes, which linger long into the finish.

TD44 |
$0.48/cup

Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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The light amber gold infusion produced by this 2017 first flush offering has a fresh fragrance reminiscent of a walk through a spring garden. The elegant cup exhibits a delicate earthiness, which balances perfectly with sweet herbaceous hints and white wine nuances. This tea is a rare gem to be savored sip by sip.

TD46 |
$45.25
$33.94

Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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With more pronounced pungency, this 2017 offering exhibits a classic "European style" character. Hints of flowers, tropical fruit and almond weave together to create a complex aroma. A citrus-like effervescence adds a lively quality to the amber gold cup. A tropical fruit sweetness balances nicely with a light evergreen note in the liquor.

TD49 |
$5.50
$4.40

Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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An exceptional golden tip Darjeeling blend. We first introduced this tea in 1990 and it continues to be our most popular Darjeeling.

TD50 |
$0.18/cup

loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The bold, well-twisted leaves of this 2018 second flush offering produce a rich, full-bodied cup with a refreshing character. A pronounced toasty aroma hints of caramel and fruit. Notes of muscatel and a honey sweetness round out the complex profile. The dark amber liquor will accommodate a splash of milk, if desired.

TD52 |
$0.56/cup

Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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This superlative 2017 second flush Darjeeling selection offers a classic balance of complex flavor with a refreshing pungency. The rich, toasty aroma sets the stage for the smooth cup character, complemented by a fruity sweetness and nutty/toasty hints. The finish is crisp and clean.

TD58 |
$0.77/cup

Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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From its inviting aroma to its rich, full-bodied cup, this blend of premium Darjeeling teas has many fine points to consider. Fruity notes join toasty/nutty hints in the dark amber liquor. The finish lingers with a gentle astringency. An excellent choice for an everyday Darjeeling.

TD60 |
$0.27/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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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

Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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This 2018 second flush selection has a sweet, inviting fragrance, which introduces notes of stone fruit in the sparkling amber liquor. A velvety smooth mouth feel and pear-like sweetness complement a rich woody note that adds depth to the cup. The finish is clean and smooth.

TD73 |
$0.45/cup
USDA Organic 
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Rich and full-bodied, this 2018 organic second flush offering has a pronounced honey sweetness that enhances its complex flavor profile. Nutty/toasty hints complement notes of muscatel and stone fruit in the dark copper cup, leading to a silky smooth finish. This tea is a great choice for those who enjoy a splash of milk in their Darjeeling tea.

TD75 |
$0.28/cup
USDA Organic 
Darjeeling organic loose leaf black tea
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Located in the cool, misty climate of the Rung Bong valley, the Turzum Estate has been producing high-quality Darjeeling teas since the late 1800s. Turzum Estate merged with the esteemed Sungma Estate after an earthquake hit the area in 1934. This In-Between selection balances a sweet, floral character with a smooth, rich mouth feel. The golden amber cup is fragrant with honey notes and toasty hints.

TD76 |
$31.00
$23.25

Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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This 2017 first flush offering is fragrant with a sweet, toasty aroma. The first sip of the dark golden liquor reveals notes of honey and flowers. A smooth mouth feel is punctuated by a gentle pungency, reminiscent of citrus zest, that lingers into the finish.

TD83 |
$1.15/cup
USDA Organic 
Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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The bold, dark brown leaves of this 2018 organic second flush offering produce a dark amber liquor with a rich muscatel aroma and flavor. A syrupy mouth feel punctuates a honey sweetness that lingers into the finish.

TD86 |
$0.40/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 |
$49.75
$39.80
USDA Organic 
Darjeeling organic loose leaf black tea
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The attractive, well-made leaves of this 2017 second flush organic selection yield a rich amber cup with a sweet, toasty aroma. Nutty hints accent notes of dried fruit in the flavor, with a refreshing astringency that lingers long into the finish.

TD92 |
$0.50/cup

Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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Rich muscatel notes, accentuated by a dark honey sweetness, impart a classic second flush flavor to the ruby-amber liquor of this 2018 Darjeeling selection. Toasty nuances join a suggestion of cocoa, adding a warm complexity to the smooth, full-bodied cup. The finish lingers with a light cleansing pungency.

TD93 |
$0.63/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 organic loose leaf black tea
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A gentle sprinkling of golden tips accents this 2017 organic Darjeeling selection from the second flush season. The rich, toasty aroma is complemented by nuances of cocoa. The dark amber cup is smooth and satisfying with hints of toast and spice.

TDA4 |
$0.47/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
USDA Organic 
loose leaf black tea
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This flavorful blend of organic second flush Darjeeling yields a dark, robust cup with rich muscatel notes. Hints of fruit complement a warm toasty aroma. In the dark amber cup, notes of stone fruit and a honey sweetness linger into the finish. A great value.

TDB3 |
$0.27/cup
USDA Organic 
Darjeeling organic loose leaf black tea
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A blend of select lots of Darjeeling teas produced without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. The golden liquor has a delicate floral aroma and a mildly fruity flavor. The cup is smooth, and the finish is pleasingly pungent.

TDB5 |
$0.29/cup
USDA Organic 
Darjeeling organic loose leaf black tea
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Well-twisted leaves in hues of rich brown produce a copper-amber cup with a toasty aroma, suggestive of chestnuts. Hints of honey sweeten the rich, toasty/nutty flavor, finishing on a crisp, clean note.

TDC1 |
$21.25
$15.94
USDA Organic 
loose leaf Darjeeling green tea
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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.

TDG1 |
$0.25/cup

Decaffeinated Earl Grey loose leaf black tea
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A whole-leaf Ceylon tea with oil of bergamot flavoring. Decaffeinated using the CO2 decaffeinatation process.

TE09 |
$0.22/cup

Earl Grey loose leaf black tea
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China Black tea base with bergamot flavor. Produced for the British market, this tea has less bergamot than some American counterparts.

TE10 |
$0.14/cup

Earl Grey loose leaf black tea
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Specially blended for those who prefer a richly scented Earl Grey. Our most popular Earl Grey. Rated "best overall" by the Wall Street Journal's Catalog Critic.

TE11 |
$0.14/cup

Earl Grey loose leaf black tea
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Earl Grey tea, blended with TGFOP Assam and rare China teas. A balanced blend for those who prefer a lighter bergamot flavor. Drink with or without milk.

TE14 |
$0.11/cup
USDA Organic 
Earl Grey organic loose leaf black tea
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A fine organic Ceylon tea with a compelling Earl Grey scent.

TE15 |
$0.21/cup

Orange Grapefruit loose leaf black tea
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China tea with grapefruit and orange flavoring, delicately laced with juniper needles and berries. Refreshing either hot or cold. The perfect way to bring the aroma of summer to any season.

TE55 |
$0.16/cup

Almond Vanilla loose leaf black tea
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This naturally flavored black tea produces a dark copper liquor fragrant with notes of vanilla and a hint of marzipan. A lovely sweetness envelops the almond vanilla notes, finishing with a hint of spice. Add your choice of milk to create a delicious latte, hot or iced.

TE92 |
$0.12/cup

Peach loose leaf black tea
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This China black tea is scented with peach, and decorated with flower blossoms. Serve this for a truly decadent afternoon tea.

TE98 |
$0.29/cup

Tropical Fruit loose leaf black tea
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A melange of dried papaya, passion fruit and pineapple, blended with a rich black tea, creates a decadent tropical fruit experience. Fragrant and sweet, this tea is wonderful hot or iced.

TF92 |
$0.13/cup
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 |
$1.07/cup
USDA Organic 
African organic loose leaf black tea
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The cup has a full flavor and aroma, with a medium body. May be enjoyed plain, but it is strong enough to accommodate a touch of milk. Longer steepings yield a robust cup with notes of rose and peppery hints. At briefer steepings, the liquor is sweeter and more delicate.

TK12 |
$0.12/cup

African loose leaf black tea
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A smooth, medium-bodied cup is produced from the long, dark brown leaves. A hint of honey is introduced in the aroma, blooming into a pronounced note in the coppery amber cup. A nutty nuance complements the sweet flavor, ending with a crisp, clean finish.

TK22 |
$0.13/cup

African loose leaf black tea
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This is our Golden Kenya tea, sold in either bold broken-leaf or whole-leaf, depending upon availability. The cup has full flavor and aroma, with medium body. May be enjoyed plain, but it is strong enough to accommodate a touch of milk. A brisk character with a subtle hint of rose makes this selection especially interesting.

TK25 |
$0.11/cup

Nepal loose leaf black tea
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This outstanding 2018 black tea selection from Nepal is composed of neatly twisted, downy golden tips. The rich amber liquor exudes a warm toasty/cocoa aroma, highlighted by a suggestion of red wine. Notes of malt and cocoa create a thick, velvety smooth mouth feel that lingers into the finish.

TM02 |
$1.50/cup

Nepal loose leaf black tea
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Loosely rolled spiral-shaped leaves yield a dark amber liquor in this unique 2018 black tea offering from Nepal. Semi-sweet cocoa notes predominate in both the aroma and the flavor. Hints of red wine play at the edges of a thick, rich mouth feel, creating a smooth, satisfying cup.

TM03 |
$0.66/cup

Nepal loose leaf black tea
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Well-made, olive green leaves are laced with a generous amount of silver tips in this 2018 Nepal black tea selection. The sparkling amber gold liquor exhibits an herbaceous fragrance with an undertone of flowers. Floral notes blossom in the smooth cup, with a liveliness that plays at the edges of your palate, ending on a crisp, clean note. This tea has a first flush character.

TM25 |
$0.29/cup

Indian loose leaf black tea
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Small golden tips decorate the dark brown leaves in this unique offering from Arunachal Pradesh, which is located north of the Assam district. The deep amber cup is rich and complex, fragrant with hints of honey and biscuit. Notes of dried fruit and a whisper of Burgundy lead to a crisp, clean finish.

TM72 |
$0.37/cup

Nepal loose leaf black tea
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Our 2018 Nepal black tea selection from the Shangri-La Estate is a beautiful mix of dark brown leaves and flecks of small green leaves, decorated with silver tips. The sweet floral aroma hints of almond. The rich golden cup has a first flush profile, with notes of flowers complemented by hints of fruit and almonds.

TM91 |
$0.30/cup

Nepal loose leaf black tea
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In hues ranging from light to dark brown, the small, neatly made leaves of this 2018 Nepal black tea offering are sprinkled with silver tips. The golden amber liquor is fragrant with a light, fresh aroma. The flavor is rich with floral notes and a sweet, lingering finish.

TM95 |
$0.27/cup

Nilgiri loose leaf black tea
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Located in southern India, the Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu produces teas with a distinctive character. The dark brown leaves of this black tea selection yield a solid cup, smooth and mellow, with a honeyed fruit aroma. Toasty notes are complemented by a hint of fruit in the dark copper liquor. A wonderful afternoon tea.

TN07 |
$0.18/cup

Nilgiri loose leaf black tea
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Located in southern India, Nilgiri produces teas similar to those of Ceylon, yet with a distinctive character. This British style Nilgiri produces a flavorful cup that is excellent with milk.

TN10 |
$0.09/cup
USDA Organic 
Nilgiri loose leaf organic black tea
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A rich tea with solid body and full mouth feel. A pleasing, balanced cup with a classic Nilgiri flavor and style.

TN64 |
$0.15/cup
USDA Organic 
Nilgiri loose leaf organic black tea
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A whole-leaf Nilgiri with vibrant aromatics, a sweet cup, and a gentle, crisp bite. Smooth yet very flavorful with medium body. Enjoyable plain or with milk.

TN68 |
$0.18/cup

Nilgiri loose leaf black tea
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An abundance of glossy golden tips complements the attractive, well-twisted leaves in this outstanding Nilgiri black tea selection. The ruby copper liquor has a toasty fragrance with hints of malt. Layers of rich honey, malt, and cocoa lend a delightful complexity to the toasty cup, which finishes with a hint of spice.

TN95 |
$1.20/cup

China Keemun loose leaf black tea
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Often called the Burgundy of China teas, this North China Congou is rich, flavorful and appropriate for any time of day. We offer this as our basic Keemun, although it is in the middle range of the standard series.

TP12 |
$0.12/cup

loose leaf scented black tea
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Scented with the aromatic lychee fruit, this China black tea has a natural hint of sweetness and a flowery aroma. A new lot.

TP31 |
$0.18/cup

Rose loose leaf black tea
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Quality China black (Congou) tea is scented with rose blossoms, creating a naturally aromatic, sweet cup. This tea is occasionally referred to as Lotus Tea, but should not be confused with the flavored tea blend bearing that name. A new lot with rose petals.

TP40 |
$0.12/cup

Sikkim loose leaf black tea
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The tippy, dark brown leaves produce a deep ruby-copper cup with a handsome robust character. Notes of muscatel and stone fruit are enveloped by a raisin sweetness in the flavorful infusion. A toasty nuance highlights the smooth, lingering finish.

TS62 |
$0.37/cup
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.

TSA1 |
$0.49/cup
USDA Organic 
Colombian organic loose leaf black tea
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The very bold, twisted leaves of this black tea offering from Colombia yield a dark amber copper liquor with an inviting toasty aroma. The rich, full-bodied cup is very smooth with a cocoa mouth feel. A hint of caramelized sugar and whisper of spice linger in the finish.

TSA2 |
$0.34/cup

Colombian Cacao loose leaf black tea
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Cacao husks and nibs, from small chocolate producers in the Tumaco region of Colombia, are blended with bold, dark brown leaves to create this unique, naturally flavored selection from Colombia. Sweet notes from the black tea base provide the perfect accent for the rich cocoa flavor.

TSA5 |
$0.21/cup
USDA Organic 
Colombian loose leaf black tea
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With its robust character and full mouth feel, this organic black tea selection from Colombia is a great morning eye opener. Notes of sweet milk chocolate predominate in both the aroma and the dark ruby copper cup. Hints of Burgundy and malt provide a lively complement to the rich flavor. A smooth finish completes an exceptional tea experience. A staff favorite.

TSA6 |
$0.25/cup

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.

TT51 |
$0.14/cup

Lapsang Souchong loose leaf black tea
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Rich and lusty, this smoky tea has a mellow aftertaste. A bit smokier than the China variety.

TT71 |
$0.14/cup

Decaffeinated Assam loose leaf black tea
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This lot is now temporarily sold out – please see Decaffeinated Indonesian Black Tea, as a comparable alternative.
Whole-leaf or broken-leaf Assam (depending on availability), decaffeinated with pure carbon dioxide.

TXA9 |
$0.26/cup
USDA Organic 
Decaffeinated Darjeeling organic loose leaf black tea
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The top standard of decaffeinated Darjeeling tea available, and by far the best we have cupped. Please note that even the best decaffeinated teas lose some of the flavor and complexity of their unprocessed counterparts.

TXD8 |
$0.33/cup

Decaffeinated Earl Grey loose leaf black tea
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The top standard of decaffeinated Earl Grey available, and by far one of the best we have ever cupped. Please note that even the best decaffeinated teas lack some of the flavor and complexity of their unprocessed counterparts.

TXE9 |
$0.32/cup

CO2 Decaffeinated Indonesian Black Tea
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This decaffeinated tea offering is a medium-bodied, breakfast-style tea. A toasty hint complements the smooth, rich flavor.

TXI9 |
$0.21/cup

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 |
$0.17/cup

China Keemun loose leaf black tea
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A mellow tea in the style of An Hui province Keemun, with classic Burgundy cup character and mild smoky note. The liquor is smooth, with a lingering sweet finish.

ZK12 |
$0.16/cup
USDA Organic 
China organic loose leaf black tea
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Well-twisted leaves with golden tips, producing a liquor that has the character of a non-smoky Keemun. The Burgundy-like flavor notes end with a sweet, clean finish.

ZK16 |
$0.18/cup

China Keemun loose leaf black tea
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Rated a top tea region since the Tang Dynasty, Hubei province produces this remarkable black tea. A special grade of Keemun.

ZK22 |
$0.17/cup

China Keemun loose leaf black tea
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The fragrant, dark brown leaves yield a deep amber liquor with a light smoky aroma, hinting of earth and wine. The smooth cup is rich and full-bodied, accented with smoky/earthy nuances. The finish lingers with a hint of spice.

ZK33 |
$0.27/cup

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 |
$0.51/cup

loose leaf black tea
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Long, perfectly twisted leaves produce a dark copper liquor fragrant with bittersweet cocoa notes. Notes of Burgundy and cocoa make an excellent pair in the rich, full-bodied cup. The smooth finish lingers with nuances of spice.

ZK68 |
$0.39/cup

China Keemun loose leaf black tea
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Extra care is taken with each step, from the extra-fine picking through the oxidation. Exquisite in style, color, aroma, and taste. If an unspecified 'Hao-Ya' Keemun is sold, it is typically Hao-Ya 'B'.

ZK80 |
$0.26/cup

China Mao Feng loose leaf black tea
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A light sprinkling of golden tips adorns the glossy dark brown leaves in this stunning Mao Feng selection. The copper ruby cup exhibits a complex aroma and flavor with rich notes of earth, wine and smoke. A hint of spice in the finish complements the silky sweet character.

ZK88 |
$0.68/cup

China Keemun loose leaf black tea
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Officially the top grade of China Keemun, this grade has always been produced in limited supply. A top new lot for the Keemun connoisseur.

ZK90 |
$0.57/cup

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 |
$0.79/cup

China loose leaf black tea
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Grown in the Wuyi Mountains of northern Fujian province, this 2018 Pre-Chingming black tea produces a dark copper liquor of medium body. A light earthy aroma introduces sweet herbaceous notes in the smooth cup. Nuances of stone fruit and cocoa lead to a bold, lingering finish with a citrus-like brightness.

ZKP1 |
$0.31/cup

China Mao Feng loose leaf black tea
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This stellar 2018 Pre-Chingming black tea selection comes from the Wuyi Mountains of northern Fujian province. The aromatic, wiry leaves yield a ruby copper liquor with an inviting cocoa aroma. The velvety smooth cup is rich and complex with deep cocoa notes, complemented by earthy hints and a faint suggestion of smokiness.

ZKP5 |
$1.35/cup

loose leaf China black tea
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A rich chocolate aroma invites you to take your first sip of this premium China Congou tea. Cocoa notes and a hint of spice are enveloped by a velvety smooth mouth feel. The dark russet-amber cup finishes with a lingering sweetness.

ZP20 |
$0.39/cup

loose leaf black tea
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Glossy dark brown leaves, sprinkled with downy golden tips, yield a ruby-copper liquor with a rich cocoa aroma and velvety smooth mouth feel. Pronounced bittersweet cocoa notes and hints of dark honey lend a decadent feel to the cup. A fleeting hint of spice in the finish completes an outstanding tea experience.

ZP26 |
$0.30/cup

Lapsang Souchong loose leaf black tea
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A smooth mouth feel and delightful bright quality are showcased in this fine Lapsang Souchong selection. Rich smoky notes balance with a light, lingering sweetness in the whiskey-colored liquor.

ZS01 |
$0.20/cup

Lapsang Souchong loose leaf black tea
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The smoky flavor of a good Lapsang Souchong is unforgettable. This is an excellent example of this large-leaf variety. Mellow tea which is low in caffeine.

ZS20 |
$0.14/cup

Lapsang Souchong loose leaf black tea
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The best China Lapsang Souchong we have found. To our knowledge we are the only importer of this grade of China Lapsang Souchong. Superior in flavor. Very smoky, yet quite mellow.

ZS80 |
$0.17/cup

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 |
$0.21/cup

China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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This selection is handcrafted from a bold-leaf Yunnan varietal. The dry leaves are tightly rolled into a spiral snail shape, dark in color, with golden tip accents. The smooth cup is rich and full-bodied with notes of bittersweet cocoa and carob, as well as the classic Yunnan spice hints.

ZY07 |
$0.22/cup

loose leaf black tea
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This outstanding Yunnan black tea selection is composed of handcrafted golden tips with a beautiful downy appearance. The russet-amber liquor is fragrant with hints of molasses. Layers of cocoa, spice and earth weave together to create a rich flavor that is complemented by a caramelized sugar sweetness. A whisper of spice lingers in the finish.

ZY09 |
$1.17/cup
USDA Organic 
loose leaf China black tea
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An abundance of downy, golden tips and chocolate-brown leaves produce a dark ruby-copper liquor with a pronounced cocoa aroma and velvety smooth mouth feel. A caramel sweetness wraps around notes of semi-sweet cocoa, complemented by warm toasty hints.

ZY11 |
$0.44/cup

China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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The dark brown leaves of this selection are accented with golden tips. Rich, earthy notes are present in the aroma and dark amber cup, and hints of white pepper and cassia add a pleasing accent. The smooth finish has a light tangy feel.

ZY30 |
$0.15/cup

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 |
$0.18/cup

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 |
$0.91/cup

China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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A Broken Orange Pekoe from Yunnan province, this tea is a hearty version of the whole-leaf varieties. Try it with milk for a British style Yunnan cup.

ZY45 |
$0.09/cup

China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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This superior China black tea is a great after-dinner tea. Stands up nicely to milk; delectable plain. (Our original China Yunnan, introduced as item TP50.)

ZY51 |
$0.17/cup

China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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In this selection from Fujian province, glossy dark brown leaves with downy gold tips have been loosely rolled into the distinctive snail shape characteristic of this tea style. The dark ruby-copper cup has a full mouth feel evocative of rich sweet cocoa, with a warm toasty presence that lingers into the finish.

ZY69 |
$0.19/cup

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 offering 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 is rich and earthy with notes of sweet cocoa and hints of stone fruit. The finish is smooth and lingering.

ZY75 |
$1.01/cup

China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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This medium-bodied selection boasts elegantly long, thin leaves that yield a dark, rich copper liquor with a toasty aroma. A creamy smooth mouth feel sets the stage for notes of honey and a subtle cocoa hint. A whisper of spice lingers in the finish.

ZY81 |
$0.34/cup

loose leaf China black tea
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A sprinkling of downy, golden tips decorates the bold, wiry leaves of this premium black tea from Yunnan province. The dark amber cup is rich and sweet with an earthy aroma, hinting of molasses. That earthy quality is prominent in the flavor profile and lingers into the finish.

ZY82 |
$0.29/cup

China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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This outstanding selection is composed of bold, well-formed leaves with a very high concentration of golden tips. The smooth, chestnut-amber cup has a rich, inviting aroma and creamy mouth feel. A suggestion of earth and malt join pleasant notes of spice and cocoa, lingering on the palate.

ZY83 |
$0.43/cup

China Yunnan Golden Monkey loose leaf black tea
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This outstanding selection has a profusion of downy golden buds decorating the large, well-twisted leaves. The dark amber liquor has a very fragrant aroma, with hints of cocoa and a light suggestion of rose. The cup is syrupy sweet and smooth, with toasty/earthy notes, complemented by a refreshing brightness in the finish.

ZY86 |
$0.63/cup

China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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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 |
$0.95/cup