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Black Tea

Fully oxidized black tea is the most popular type of tea on the American market and is available in a wide variety of flavors, which vary depending on soil quality, elevation, and time of harvest. Single-estate loose leaf teas provide the connoisseur with an array of choices that cannot be found with prepackaged teabags. Black teas can be enjoyed all day-- from a morning pick-up to an evening indulgence after dinner. Choose from a variety of naturally flavored black teas and classics like Earl Grey, Darjeeling, Assam, and Ceylon.

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.

This tea is the perfect choice to enjoy with a spoonful of our Tupelo Honey.

TB14 |
$0.11/cup
ctc irish breakfast blend loose 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
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.

This tea is the perfect choice to enjoy with a spoonful of our Wildflower Honey.

TB01 |
$0.15/cup
Old South Meeting House Boston Tea Party Breakfast Blend
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A mélange of China Bohea and Congou black teas creates this hearty breakfast blend, perfect for your morning cup. Notes of earth and red wine are complemented by a toffee sweetness in the fragrant aroma. The dynamic flavor profile features notes of earth, semi-sweet cocoa, and oak Burgundy, enveloped by a rich syrupy dark sweetness that lingers into the finish.

BTP1 |
$0.34/cup
USDA Organic Assam GFOP organic loose leaf 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.

This tea is the perfect choice to enjoy with a spoonful of our Tupelo Honey.

TA07 |
$0.11/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 loose leaf tea is very flavorful.

TB20 |
$0.11/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 tea.

TA40 |
$0.15/cup
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Rich and full-bodied, this 2020 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
loose leaf bergamot earl grey 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 to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. The robust cup is smooth and full-bodied with pronounced deep bergamot notes. The finish is long and lingering.

This tea is the perfect choice to enjoy with a spoonful of our Wildflower Honey.

NT11 |
$0.22/cup
loose leaf tippy orthodox darjeeling 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.

This tea is the perfect choice to enjoy with a spoonful of our Wildflower Honey.

TD50 |
$0.18/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 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 retired TE98: Huang Shan Sunset Tea.

NT98 |
$0.31/cup
loose leaf China black tea
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A rich chocolate aroma and flavor are showcased in this premium China black tea selection from Yunnan province. Toasty hints warm the velvety smooth mouth feel of the dark copper cup. The finish is long and lingering.

ZY100 |
$0.67/cup
USDA Organic loose leaf Colombian black tea
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This bold-leaf, breakfast-style black tea blend from Colombia has a warm aroma reminiscent of baking chocolate, with toasty hints. The dark amber cup is full-bodied and honey sweet with a creamy smooth mouth feel that sets the stage for notes of rich cocoa and apricot. The finish is smooth and lingering.

This tea is the perfect choice to enjoy with a spoonful of our Tupelo Honey.

TSA8 |
$0.35/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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A hearty blend of Ceylon and Assam teas, this tea is rich and flavorful, even with extra milk.

TB10 |
$0.13/cup
Decaffeinated Ceylon loose leaf black tea
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The top standard of decaffeinated Ceylon available, and by far the most flavorful, and best we have cupped. Please note that even the best decaffeinated teas lack some of the flavor and complexity of their unprocessed counterparts.

TXC9 |
$0.23/cup
USDA Organic loose leaf Mozambique black tea
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From the Monte Metilile Estate, small, well-made leaves produce a smooth, robust breakfast blend with a toasty aroma and rich mouth feel. Hints of stone fruit add a sweetness to both the aroma and the dark amber cup. Delicious with or without a splash of milk, this organic tea is the perfect choice to accompany something sweet.

TK33 |
$0.19/cup
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Harvested on March 4th, 2021, this superior selection is the second plucking of the 2021 first flush season at the Upper division of Namring Estate, one of the oldest tea gardens in Darjeeling district. Ultra-bold leaves, in shades of olive green accented with silver tips, produce a pale amber-gold cup, fragrant with hints of tropical fruit. A smooth buttery mouth feel complements pronounced floral notes and hints of corn silk, enfolded in a rich honey sweetness that lingers long into the finish.

TD167 |
$2.80/cup
USDA Organic loose leaf Japanese black tea
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Although somewhat rare, black tea has been cultivated and produced in Japan for almost 150 years. From Kagoshima prefecture, this outstanding offering displays neat, dark brown leaves that yield a velvety smooth liquor with a complex fragrance and flavor. Layers of cocoa, earth, honey, peach and warming spices perfume the aroma and weave together in the ruby-copper cup, creating a rich flavor tapestry. The finish is smooth and lingers with a fleeting hint of spice.

TJ101 |
$0.44/cup
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Harvested on February 26, 2021, this superlative first flush offering is the very first plucking of the 2021 season at the Rohini Estate, located in the Kurseong valley of Darjeeling district. The exquisite leaves display full leaf sets, crowned with downy silver tips. Accented by notes of honey and corn silk, the sweet aroma evokes the freshness of early spring. The delicate amber-gold cup is buttery smooth with classic floral notes, complemented by light vegetal hints. A lively crisp quality lingers in the finish, completing an unparalleled tea experience.

With the introduction of this special tea, Upton Tea Imports is proud to continue our tradition of being the first US tea company to offer the very first harvest from the first flush Darjeeling season of 2021.

TD166 |
$2.67/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
loose leaf Assam black tea
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Located in the upper plains of Assam, the Halmari Estate has been producing top quality teas for over 85 years. This 2020 offering follows that tradition with its smooth, bright character and sweet toasty/nutty aroma. The well-balanced cup boasts a thick, cocoa-like mouth feel paired with a black cherry sweetness. This tea makes a fine self-drinker, which can accommodate milk, if desired.

TA128 |
$0.60/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
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
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 blue flower Earl Grey 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
Mincing Lane breakfast blend loose 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
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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An inviting floral fragrance introduces this 2021 first flush selection from the Arya Estate, which has been producing premium Darjeeling teas for over 100 years. The amber gold cup is lively and bursting with mouth-filling complexity. Notes of sweet flowers, buttery corn silk, juicy tropical fruit and creamy almond create a rich harmony of well-balanced flavor that lingers long into the crisp finish.

TD172 |
$1.27/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
loose leaf darjeeling bop 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 |
$0.24/cup
loose leaf Assam black tea
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An eye-opening liveliness leads the way for rich notes of malt, oak and Burgundy, sweetened by nuances of caramel and amaretto, in this 2021 Assam selection. The full-bodied, ruby-copper cup is fragrant with an inviting maltiness and a fleeting whisper of rose. The finish is smooth and lingering. Add a splash of milk to enhance this tea’s rich qualities.

TA149 |
$0.37/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
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
Nahorhabi Estate Assam Black Tea Leaves 2020
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A complement of golden tips adorns the dark-brown leaves of this 2020 broken-leaf Assam tea selection from one of our favorite estates. A sweet toasty/malty aroma heralds a complex flavor with hints of cocoa and malt wrapped in a caramel sweetness. While the thick, rich mouth feel accommodates a splash of milk, this Assam loose leaf tea is a great self-drinker. An invigorating quality, enhanced by a whisper of dried cherries, lingers long into the finish.

TA126 |
$0.38/cup
loose leaf Assam black tea
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From the 2020 season at Doomni Estate, this classic top-shelf Assam displays a stunning leaf appearance with an abundance of downy golden tips. With its eye-opening fragrance redolent of malt and toffee, the dark copper cup hits the palate with a bracing intensity and thick, robust mouth feel. Notes of cocoa, malt and spice weave together to create a rich and warming flavor profile that lingers long into the finish. A superlative tea experience.

TA147 |
$1.39/cup
loose leaf new england harvest blend 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
USDA Organic loose leaf Dooars black tea
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Located in the Dooars region at the southern edge of Darjeeling district, the Nuxalbari Estate is a tea garden dedicated to the safety of Asian elephants and their environments. This organic English Breakfast-style black tea exhibits a fresh aroma with hints of light malt and a whisper of creamy biscuit. The dark amber cup is lively yet smooth, with toasty notes that are complemented by a rich toffee sweetness and malty nuance. The finish is crisp and lingering.

EFT2 |
$0.56/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
loose leaf 2020 first flush darjeeling tea
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This 2020 first flush Darjeeling blend has a sweet fragrance that hints of flowers and honey. Those classic hints spill over into the golden-amber cup, complementing the silky smooth mouth feel. The finish lingers on a clean, crisp note. An excellent cup at a great value.

TDB4 |
$0.44/cup
loose leaf Assam white tea
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This rare Assam Silver Tips tea is exclusively downy, silver-white tea tea buds. The pale golden cup offers a toasty aroma with gentle hints of fruit and corn silk. The buttery smooth mouth feel supports a complex flavor profile with ripe fruit hints, suggestive of melon and apricot. A fleeting whisper of Assam maltiness lingers in the sweet finish. A must try for white tea aficionados.

TA137 |
$3.38/cup
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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With its great value and rich, full-bodied character, this 2020 second flush Darjeeling blend is the perfect choice for your everyday cup. The bold, dark brown leaves produce a dark amber liquor with a pronounced toasty aroma, fragrant with ripe fruity hints. A silky smooth mouth feel complements a tropical fruit sweetness that lingers into the finish.

TDB6 |
$0.32/cup
Traditional Masala Chai loose leaf tea
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A traditional Indian spiced tea recipe with a warm and robust character. The full flavor notes of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and clove hold up to milk and honey, the traditional way to take this tea.

This tea is the perfect choice to enjoy with a spoonful of our Tupelo Honey.

TE30 |
$0.15/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 Assam black tea
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Sprinkled with golden tips, the bold, dark brown leaves of this 2020 Assam selection produce a hearty, complex cup, redolent with a rich maltiness. Rich notes of cocoa are supported by hints of malt and a stone fruit sweetness in the dark amber-copper liquor. A whisper of spice may be found in the lingering finish. A staff favorite.

TA125 |
$0.26/cup
loose leaf Assam black tea
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A brisk, lively character distinguishes this 2020 Assam offering. Accented with hints of cocoa, a rich malty aroma introduces the dark copper cup. A toasty sweetness embraces notes of cocoa and malt in the flavor, ending with a smooth, lingering finish.

TA143 |
$0.38/cup
loose leaf melange russe 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
loose leaf lemon drop 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
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
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 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
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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With a rich, floral flavor and pronounced buttery mouth feel, this 2021 first flush offering, from Margaret’s Hope Estate, offers outstanding cup quality. The amber-gold liquor is fragrant with fresh corn silk notes warmed by a gentle hint of toastiness. A honey sweetness leads to a clean finish that lingers with a classic “crisp Darjeeling bite.”

TD176 |
$1.01/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 Lapsang Souchong tea. Superior in flavor. Very smoky, yet quite mellow.

ZS80 |
$0.17/cup
African loose leaf black tea
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Our Golden Kenya tea is 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
loose leaf Assam black tea
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In this 2020 Assam offering from one of our favorite tea estates, a complex aroma reveals fragrant layers of malt, spice and a hint of sweet almond. The dark amber-copper cup is lively with sweet malty notes that temper a pleasantly crisp character. A fleeting whisper of stone fruit emerges in the finish.

TA129 |
$0.97/cup
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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
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The light amber-gold liquor of this 2020 organic first flush Darjeeling offers a lively cup with a sweet aroma. Notes of dried stone fruit, honey and almond are interwoven with a whisper of spice, creating a complex flavor profile that is a joy to sip. A burst of tropical fruit sweetness lingers in the finish.

TD135 |
$0.65/cup
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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First planted in 1852, the Puttabong Estate is notable as one of the first tea gardens in Darjeeling. The dark amber cup of this 2020 organic second flush offering exhibits a vibrant toasty aroma with fruity/nutty hints. The flavor is full-bodied and sweet with notes of honey embracing hints of muscatel. The finish lingers with a hint of spiciness.

TD155 |
$0.49/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
loose leaf Assam black tea
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The finely particled leaves of this 2020 Assam selection display an attractive, tippy appearance. The dark copper cup is robust yet smooth, with a rich character enhanced by pronounced malty and cocoa notes. Nuances of spice linger in the zesty finish. This is a great value for a quality cup with exceptional flavor.

TA131 |
$0.13/cup
loose leaf flavored black tea
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Dried blueberries and natural flavoring complement the full-bodied black tea base, yielding a dark copper liquor with a sweet blueberry aroma and flavor. Enjoy this well-balanced blend hot or iced.

NF10 |
$0.25/cup
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Named after a river that flows through the tea garden, the Balasun Estate has been producing premium teas for 150 years. In this 2021 first flush Darjeeling, a light pungency adds a lively aspect to the sweet, floral fragrance. Rich notes of flowers and honey, accented by warm toasty hints, are supported by a buttery smooth mouth feel in the golden amber cup. The finish lingers on a crisp, clean note.

TD178 |
$1.52/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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To celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we 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
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
Ceylon English breakfast 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
loose leaf flavored black tea
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Pronounced notes of milk chocolate join hints of bergamot and lemon in this naturally flavored selection. Decorated with a colorful array of flower petals, lemongrass and lemon peel, this premium black tea makes a delightful presentation as well as a delicious cup. This tea contains soy.

NT13 |
$0.23/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 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
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
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 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 Darjeeling green tea
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Located high in the Himalayas at an elevation of 5,000 feet, the Arya Estate has been producing premium teas for over 100 years. This emerald tea selection offers a fragrant vegetal aroma with hints of stone fruit. The amber-gold cup is smooth yet lively with pronounced notes of apricot complemented by a honey sweetness. The finish is crisp and lingering. A great choice for those looking for a loose leaf green Darjeeling tea with less vegetal flavor.

TDG2 |
$0.40/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
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 Nepal black tea
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Bold, well-formed leaves, complemented by downy golden tips, yield a silky smooth cup with a pronounced sweet character. Hints of dried fruit and a lingering effervescence in the finish round out the profile. A great black tea choice for any time of day.

TM100 |
$0.41/cup
loose leaf China black tea
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Fragrant with notes of dark cocoa powder, the rich aroma portends the velvety smooth, full-bodied cup filled with pronounced cocoa flavor. A warm toastiness wraps around sweet hints of honey that linger in the finish.

ZK100 |
$0.28/cup
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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First planted at the turn of the 20th century, the south-facing tea slopes of the Jungpana Estate are located in a remote area near Kurseong, where the average elevation is 4,000 feet. This 2021 first flush offering displays dark olive leaves that are laced with a fine complement of downy silver tips. A sweet tropical fruit aroma sets the stage for the buttery smooth, amber gold cup. Rich notes of honey and spring flowers are complemented by a refreshing astringency that settles around the edges of the palate. A honey sweetness tempers the crisp, lingering finish.

TD173 |
$1.41/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
Loose leaf Ceylon kandy silver tip 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
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
loose leaf China black tea
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The aromatic, dark-brown leaves of this Congou black tea produce a deep amber liquor, fragrant with hints of cocoa and a dark sugar sweetness. The medium-bodied cup is bright and smooth, featuring toasty/woody notes accented by hints of cocoa and a gentle, lingering toastiness. A solid everyday cup at an attractive price.

ZP101 |
$0.24/cup
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Located in the majestic Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, at an elevation range of 3,000-6,000 feet, the Margaret’s Hope Estate has been producing outstanding teas for over a century and a half. This 2020 second flush offering continues that fine tradition with its rich fruity character, complemented by warm toasty/nutty notes. Hinting of freshly baked sugar cookies and fragrant grape leaves, the aroma introduces a dark amber cup with pronounced honey notes and hints of dark grape. The finish lingers with a suggestion of dry white wine.

TD149 |
$0.56/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
USDA Organic loose leaf flavored Dooars black tea
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Located in the Dooars region at the southern edge of Darjeeling district, the Nuxalbari Estate is a tea garden dedicated to the safety of Asian elephants and their environments. A bright citrus/bergamot aroma introduces this organic Earl Grey selection. In the dark amber cup, lively bergamot notes are complemented by a thick rounded mouth feel and the bold flavor of the premium black tea base. Hints of lemon, cedar and flowers lead to a crisp, lingering finish.

EFT3 |
$0.56/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
Lumbini Estate loose leaf Ceylon 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
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
East Frisian Breakfast Blend loose leaf black tea
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This tippy, whole-leaf version offers more complexity of flavor, while still maintaining the body and strength characteristic of East Frisian tea blends.

TB52 |
$0.16/cup
loose leaf Assam black tea
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The well-twisted, dark brown leaves of this 2021 Assam offering produce a dark copper liquor fragrant with pronounced malty notes, a toffee sweetness and hints of dried cherry. The hearty cup exhibits a rich complexity with crisp highlights spotlighting notes of malt and carob. As the tea cools, stone fruit notes bloom and linger in the dry finish.

TA148 |
$0.56/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
loose leaf white tea pearls
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Darjeeling white tea leaves are expertly rolled into medium pearl shapes, which produce a pale-gold liquor with a sweet tropical fruit aroma. A buttery smooth mouth feel and gentle character pair well with a pronounced nectar-like sweetness that lingers long into the finish. Each 'moondrop' pearl weighs approximately 3-4 grams and is perfect for multiple steepings.

TD142 |
$2.25/cup
USDA Organic Sungma Estate Second Flush (2020 DJ-101) Organic Darjeeling Oolong
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In this 2020 second flush Darjeeling Oolong selection, very bold, dark brown leaves yield a smooth, mellow cup with a rich toasty aroma that hints of muscatel. A pronounced honey sweetness blooms in the dark amber liquor, wrapping around ripe fruity notes that linger into the finish.

TD152 |
$0.70/cup
Loose leaf Kenilworth Estate OP Ceylon 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
loose leaf chai spice 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 Darjeeling black tea
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In this 2021 first flush offering from Singbulli Estate, bold, well-made leaves in variegated tones of olive-green, sprinkled with silver tips, steep a golden amber liquor with a vibrant aroma hinting of sweet flowers and buttery corn silk. The cup is rich and smooth with a delectable honeyed floral flavor that fills your mouth upon first sip. The finish lingers with a crisp “bite.”

TD179 |
$1.52/cup
loose leaf Nepal black tea
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Silver-gold tips adorn bold, dark brown leaves in this second flush Nepal black tea offering. The amber cup is smooth and rich with a toasty aroma hinting of fruit. A honey-sweet aspect blooms as the tea cools, complemented by a full mouth feel and hints of muscatel. Herbaceous nuances linger in the lively finish.

TM103 |
$0.49/cup
loose leaf Nepal black tea
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Grown at an altitude of 4,200 feet, this second flush Nepal black tea offers a smooth sweet cup, steeped from premium, silver-tipped leaves. Hinting of almond, a warm toasty fragrance introduces the rich amber liquor. A lively mouth feel enhances notes of honey and dried fruit, which lead to a clean, brisk finish.

TM98 |
$0.48/cup
loose leaf Assam black tea
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An abundance of downy golden tips provides a striking contrast to the dark brown leaves in this 2020 Assam selection. The toasty aroma is complex with hints of malt, warm cocoa and red wine. The deep copper cup is bright and lively, introducing layers of Burgundy and malt that are complemented by a suggestion of spice in the crisp, lingering finish.

TA136 |
$0.45/cup
Yunnan black dragon tea pearls
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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 |
$1.01/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
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