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ceramic matcha bowl
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This textured matte-white Matcha bowl (chawan) offers an undulating rim and handcrafted shape. The interior has a smooth, shiny white glaze. Used in the preparation of Cha-no-yu, this traditional, ceramic bowl has a capacity of approximately 8 ounces and measures 4 ½ inches wide at the rim by 3 inches deep. Made in Japan.

AMB1 |
ceramic matcha bowl
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A dark red glaze was drizzled over an underglaze of light chocolate brown to create a warm color harmony on this ceramic Matcha bowl (chawan). Used in the preparation of Cha-no-yu, this traditional bowl has a capacity of approximately 8 ounces and measures 4 ¼ inches wide at the rim by 2 ½ inches deep. Made in Japan.

AMB2 |
ceramic matcha bowl
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A mossy green glaze was drizzled over an underglaze of dark chocolate brown to create an earthy color theme on this ceramic Matcha bowl (chawan). Used in the preparation of Cha-no-yu, this traditional bowl has a capacity of approximately 8 ounces and measures 4 ¼ inches wide at the rim by 2 ½ inches deep. Made in Japan.

AMB3 |
ceramic matcha bowl
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A light blue glaze was finely drizzled over an underglaze of midnight blue to create a cool color harmony on this ceramic Matcha bowl (chawan). Used in the preparation of Cha-no-yu, this traditional bowl has a capacity of approximately 8 ounces and measures 4 ¼ inches wide at the rim by 2 ½ inches deep. Made in Japan.

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loose leaf flavored green tea
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Naturally flavored with almonds and cinnamon, this premium China Sencha green tea produces a pale golden cup with a sweet, spicy flavor. Well balanced and smooth, notes of marzipan and cinnamon linger long into the finish. This tea contains tree nuts (almonds).

NG14 |
loose leaf green tea
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A tin (approx. 35g) each of the following green teas: ZG30: Special Grade Temple of Heaven Gunpowder Green, ZG18: Chun Mee Moon Palace Organic, ZG07: Season's Pick China Sencha Organic, and ZG02: Season's Pick Young Hyson.

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

SG37 |
loose leaf Japanese green tea
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A tin (approx. 35g.) of each of the following teas: TJ10: Japanese Sencha, TJ21: Gen-mai Cha, TJ34: Organic Kuki Cha Green Kamakura and TJ41: Organic Ho-ji Cha Kamakura.

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

SJ01 |
USDA Organic Ceylon organic loose leaf green tea
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From the Uva district, this organic green tea offering has long, well-twisted leaves that produce a pale golden liquor with a smooth mouth feel. The light, sweet aroma is earthy with mineral nuances. The herbaceous cup has a stone fruit sweetness and a clean finish. This is a great choice for those who enjoy a less vegetal flavor.

TC38 |
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 green 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 green tea with less vegetal flavor.

TDG2 |
Mint loose leaf green tea
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Inspired by the traditional mint tea of Morocco, this delightful blend of Gunpowder green tea and peppermint produces an invigorating, well-balanced cup. Prominent notes of mint lend a cool, refreshing character to the smooth, full-bodied green tea base. Tastes great, hot or iced.

TE47 |
Blueberry loose leaf green tea
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Dried blueberries and natural flavoring complement the smooth China green tea base, yielding a pale gold liquor with refreshing blueberry notes and a crisp, clean finish. This well-balanced blend tastes delicious hot or iced!

TG11 |
Ginger Ginseng loose leaf green tea
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China Sencha green tea, ginger, pineapple and ginseng make a great combination in this refreshing blend, delicious hot or iced.

TG58 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Japanese green tea
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A sweet, delicate fragrance introduces this organic Japanese Sencha tea. The yellow-jade cup has a light vegetal character with savory hints of umami. A gentle sweetness complements the clean finish. A great value.

TJ00 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Japanese green tea
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This organic Sencha offering comes from Kagoshima prefecture in southern Japan. Crafted from the Saemidori cultivar, the emerald green leaves produce a pale yellow-jade liquor with a clean aroma and rich buttery quality. With a fresh savory flavor reminiscent of steamed spring greens, the cup feels soft and silky on the palate. A smooth, lingering finish completes an outstanding tea experience.

TJ04 |
USDA Organic Japanese organic loose leaf green tea
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This offering was grown using the Saemidori cultivar in Miyazaki prefecture, located on the island of Kyushu. Both the leaf and cup have a deep, dark green color and heady, rich aroma. The exquisite liquor has sweet, vegetal notes, a brothy mouth feel and pleasing, light astringency. The leaves are typical of the Fukamushi style, with both larger and small leaf pieces.

TJ05 |
USDA Organic Japanese organic loose leaf green tea
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First grade Bancha, produced during peak season, is a tea with herbaceous aroma, smooth character, and pale jade liquor. This is a tea with a full mouth feel, bright cup, and clean finish.

TJ06 |
Loose Sencha Green Tea From Japan
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Delicate but brisk, this splendid loose leaf sencha green tea has a clean vegetal flavor. Rapidly gaining the recognition it deserves, this Japanese sencha tea refreshes the palate with a hint of sweetness.

TJ10 |
USDA Organic organic Matcha green tea
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From Kagoshima prefecture in the south of Japan, this organic Matcha selection offers a fresh vegetal aroma and sweet umami flavor. The vibrant jade-green liquor has hints of sweetness and a rounded mouth feel. The finish is smooth and lingering. Packed in a small, matte silver tin. Please note that the tin label cannot be personalized.

TJ11 |
Japanese loose leaf green tea
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A superior grade of Sencha, with a brighter flavor and smoother finish than basic Sencha. Highly recommended.

TJ16 |
USDA Organic Japanese organic loose leaf green tea
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This selection from Kirishima, in Kagoshima prefecture, is crafted from the Yabukita cultivar and usually reserved for the domestic market. The mouth feel has a decidedly brothy character, and the flavor has a classic "umami" aspect. A superb specimen of this style and grade.

TJ18 |
Gen-mai Cha loose leaf green tea
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Literally, Gen-mai Cha means brown rice tea. Toasted and partially puffed rice is blended with large-leaf Sencha.

TJ21 |
USDA Organic Gen-mai Cha organic loose leaf green tea
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An organic version of this very popular tea. The liquor is aromatic and has the classic toasty, nutty flavor of this unique tea.

TJ22 |
USDA Organic powdered Matcha green tea
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Toasted brown rice, ground into a fine powder, is blended with Matcha to create a rich, savory cup with toasty notes. For optimal enjoyment, we recommend sifting the powder before whisking. Packed in a small, matte silver tin.

Please note that the tin label cannot be personalized.

TJ23 |
USDA Organic Matcha Gen-mai Cha loose leaf green tea
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This extraordinary grade of Matcha Gen-mai Cha is seldom seen outside of Japan. The components are of exceptional quality, and produce a harmonious, well-balanced infusion, which is eminently smooth. Toasted rice add a soothing, mellow quality to the complex vegetal flavor.

TJ28 |
USDA Organic KuKi Cha organic loose leaf green tea
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This is an organic green tea, produced from Camellia sinensis twigs. The mellow cup has delicate, fresh hay flavor notes. Naturally low in caffeine.

TJ34 |
USDA Organic powdered loose leaf green tea
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Ho-ji Cha is a roasted Japanese green tea. In this organic Ho-ji Cha offering, the tea leaves have been ground into a fine powder, similar to Matcha tea. This produces a thick, rich liquor with a full, cocoa-like mouth feel. Toasty notes lend a warming quality to the flavorful cup. For optimal enjoyment, we recommend sifting the powder before whisking. Packed in a small, matte silver tin.

Please note that the tin label cannot be personalized.

TJ40 |
USDA Organic Ho-ji Cha organic loose leaf green tea
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This roasted, organic tea is produced from first grade, bold-leaf Bancha. The flavorful infusion has a rich character, with complex, toasty notes.

TJ41 |
loose leaf flavored green tea
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Japanese green tea provides the premium tea base for this naturally flavored selection. Notes of sweet cherry are pronounced in both the aroma and the cup, lingering long into the finish. A whisper of vanilla complements the cherry flavor. Great hot or iced.

TJ52 |
Japanese loose leaf green tea
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This selection has an interesting pedigree, being a mix of two special varietals. The result is a cup somewhat akin to a Kenyan purple tea, with its lavender-brown colored liquor. The aroma has a toasty/nutty sweetness. The cup is delicate and smooth with sweet herbaceous notes and hints of flowers and melon.

TJ65 |
KuKi Cha loose leaf green tea
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Tiny, pink cherry blossoms peek out from bright green twigs in this unique offering from Japan. The golden yellow liquor is redolent with fragrant floral notes. A light vegetal undertone complements a buttery sweetness in the smooth, refreshing cup.

TJ77 |
Japanese loose leaf green tea
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This top quality Kabuse Sencha is crafted in Kagoshima prefecture, located in the southern part of Kyushu. Processed in the traditional style, the leaves are shaded for the last 2-3 weeks before harvest. The result is a flavorful, brothy cup, with a sweet character and full, clean aftertaste. Produced from the Okumidori cultivar.

TJ79 |
Japanese loose leaf green tea
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The finest Japanese green tea, only shade-grown tips are used for Gyokuro. Prized for its delicate flavor and natural sweetness.

TJ80 |
USDA Organic Japanese organic loose leaf green tea
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Limited lots of organic Gyokuro tea are produced each year. This lot has smooth umami notes, a rich cup and a clean, sweet finish. It was grown in Miyazaki prefecture using the Yabukita cultivar. We are happy to offer this tea while our current supply lasts.

TJ81 |
USDA Organic Matcha organic green tea
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Restock available in November!
This selection was made specifically for use as an ingredient in smoothies, ice cream, baked goods, lattes, or anything else one's creativity can conjure up. Produced in the Uji prefecture of Japan and NOP certified. Packet design may vary.

TJ86 |
Organic Tamaryokucha
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Tamaryokucha, literally translated as "coiled tea", is a superb, handcrafted green tea that has a full, complex flavor. Vegetal notes and a pleasing pungency are accentuated by hints of dark berries and a sweet aftertaste. Produced in Takachiho, Miyazaki, from the Yabukita cultivar.

TJ88 |
USDA Organic powdered Matcha green tea
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This organic premium-grade Matcha produces a dark yellow-jade liquor with a rich umami flavor. A light toasty nuance adds a layer of complexity to the exceptional cup. Packed in a small, matte silver tin.

Please note that the tin label cannot be personalized.

TJ91 |
USDA Organic powdered Matcha green tea
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From Aichi prefecture, this organic Matcha offering produces a superlative, dark jade cup with a pronounced vegetal character and full mouth feel. Packed in a small, matte silver tin.

Please note that the tin label cannot be personalized.

TJ92 |
USDA Organic powdered Matcha green tea
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This organic competition grade Matcha produces a bright jade-green liquor with a silky smooth mouth feel. The fresh, clean flavor is outstanding, with sweet vegetal notes. Packed in a small, matte silver tin.

Please note that the tin label cannot be personalized.

TJ93 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Japanese toasted rice twig tea
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Toasted brown rice combines with roasted tea twigs to create a harmonious blend of toasty aroma and flavor. The medium-amber cup is smooth and mellow with a honey sweetness that envelops notes reminiscent of semi-sweet cocoa. A great tea for any time of day. This special blend was designed by and crafted exclusively for Upton Tea Imports.

TJ94 |
Japanese loose leaf green tea
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Long, thin needles of lustrous dark emerald produce a yellow jade liquor exhibiting a wonderful balance of complex sweet and savory notes. A very sweet, buttery mouth feel complements rich umami notes and a fresh vegetal quality that lingers into the finish.

TJ99 |
African loose leaf green tea
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Bold, well twisted leaves, in shades of olive green, produce a yellow jade liquor with a bright, brothy aroma. A refreshing character is well balanced with a rich buttery mouth feel and sweet hay notes. The finish is clean and satisfying.

TK10 |
Jasmine loose leaf green tea
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Green tea scented with jasmine flowers, producing a fragrant, delicate tea. Sometimes classified as an Oolong tea, Jasmine teas are technically of the scented Pouchong family of teas.

TP70 |
USDA Organic Korean organic loose leaf green tea
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This handcrafted, organic offering from Korea is called Jung-Jak, or "medium sparrow tongue." The bright golden cup has a crisp character, nicely balanced with a sweet melon note. The liquor has a floral fragrance and a clean, refreshing finish.

TR55 |
loose leaf Korean green tea
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Grown on the volcanic island of Jeju in South Korea, this first flush green tea produces a sparkling yellow-jade liquor with a sweet vegetal aroma. Woojeon translates to “before the rains,” referring to its early spring harvest before the monsoon rains. A pronounced umami flavor is balanced by a lovely sweetness that lingers into the finish.

TR99 |
USDA Organic Colombian organic loose leaf green tea
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The dark olive leaves of this green tea offering from Colombia are long and wiry, yielding a golden jade liquor with an herbaceous aroma. The cup has a smooth, buttery mouth feel with a hint of honey and suggestion of cocoa. With its crisp, clean finish, this tea is a great choice for those looking for a green tea without a vegetal quality.

TSA3 |
Colombian Pear Guava organic loose leaf green tea
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This naturally flavored green tea selection from Colombia produces a golden yellow liquor with the luscious fragrance of tropical fruit. Pieces of pear guava and soursop, a fruit with a citrus flavor, complement the green tea base in a harmonious balance of flavors.

TSA4 |
China loose leaf green tea
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The golden yellow cup has a light floral aroma and honey-like sweetness, with a mild smoky undertone. A gentle tartness reveals itself in the finish.

ZG02 |
USDA Organic China organic loose leaf green tea
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This is a perfect tea for getting your daily dose of "greens." This fannings grade produces a smooth and flavorful cup within a minute. Value-priced for everyday consumption and chosen for its pleasing character, this tea is an excellent choice for the green tea enthusiast on a budget.

ZG03 |
USDA Organic China organic loose leaf green tea
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Processed in the style of a Japanese Sencha tea, this selection is an excellent value for an everyday green tea. The golden cup is aromatic with floral hints and a sweet, buttery mouth feel.

ZG07 |
China loose leaf green tea
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Brisk China green tea of the Chun Mee family. Superior quality, golden liquor with a hint of sweetness. Use sparingly for optimum flavor.

ZG10 |
Yunnan Green Snail
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Dark olive-green leaves have been rolled into tight spiral shapes to create this premium offering from Yunnan province. An aroma reminiscent of sweet tobacco imparts an interesting counterpoint to the classic fruity flavor profile of a Yunnan green tea. The mouth feel is full and buttery smooth with a lingering finish that whispers of spice. This premium selection is the perfect choice for those looking for a less vegetal green tea.

ZG103 |
loose leaf China green tea
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Accented with silvery tips, the long and twisted dark-olive leaves of this green tea offering from Hunan province yield a pale gold liquor with a sweet floral aroma. The cup is buttery smooth and light with hints of melon and a vegetal whisper that leads to a clean finish.

ZG104 |
loose leaf China green tea
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This early-spring green tea exhibits loosely rolled, wiry leaves with an abundance of downy, silver tips. A sweet aroma, fragrant with hints of fruit, heralds mouth-filling notes of melon and toasty/nutty hints present in the pale golden cup. A whisper of spring flowers lingers at the edges of the palate, complementing the fresh, buttery smooth character of this outstanding Pre-Chingming offering.

ZG106 |
USDA Organic China organic loose leaf green tea
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This organic tea has the bold flavor of a high-fired tea, yet it has a pleasing smoothness with delicate sweetness. The thin, well-twisted leaves produce a liquor with a pale green color. This is a very popular style of China green tea with a bolder leaf.

ZG14 |
USDA Organic China organic loose leaf green tea
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Literally translated, Chun Mee means 'precious eyebrows.' One of our most popular organic China green teas. Steep about 2 minutes.

ZG18 |
China loose leaf green tea
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Superior grade of green tea in the style of gunpowder teas (tightly rolled tea leaves resembling gunpowder pellets).

ZG20 |
USDA Organic China organic loose leaf green tea
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This grade of Gunpowder tea is produced from fine China green tea that is painstakingly processed into loosely rolled "pearls." The finished product is a tea with rich flavor, balanced pungency, and the smoky tones one would expect from a quality Gunpowder.

ZG26 |
China loose leaf green tea
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This high-grade Gunpowder tea is rich and full-bodied with a pronounced sweetness. A hint of tobacco complements the herbaceous flavor and lingers into the finish.

ZG30 |
USDA Organic China organic loose leaf green tea
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Produced in the mountainous region of Zhejiang province, this distinguished selection represents an especially good value in Lung Ching tea. Hand-processed leaves are fashioned into flat, yellow-green leaf sets, yielding a flavorful cup with a sweet character and buttery smooth mouth feel. The aroma is fragrant with nutty notes and a light floral hint.

ZG60 |
China loose leaf green tea
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One of the finest China green teas is Lung Ching (Dragon Well). The liquor is pale yellow, slightly sweet, and very refreshing.

ZG71 |
China loose leaf green tea
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The most tender buds are picked under carefully controlled conditions in the spring. One of the most prized of China green teas, only a limited amount of this special grade tea is available.

ZG92 |
China loose leaf green tea
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Grown on Mengding Mountain in northwest Sichuan province, this Pre-Chingming green tea offers a pale golden cup with a sweet vegetal aroma that hints of spring flowers. Notes of ripe fruit complement the silky smooth mouth feel, ending with a crisp, clean finish.

ZGP5 |
Decaffeinated China loose leaf green tea
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Bright and flavorful, this CO2 decaffeinated green tea has a pleasant vegetal quality. A bolder version of our ZG09, Decaffeinated China Green Tea.

ZGX9 |
Jasmine loose leaf green tea
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Chung-Hao Jasmine belongs to the same series of China Jasmine tea as Yin-Hao, but is less expensive. Delicate silver tips adorn the well-made leaves, producing a light, refreshing cup redolent with the heady fragrance of jasmine blossoms. A rich sweetness blooms and lingers into the finish.

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

ZJ55 |
USDA Organic Jasmine organic loose leaf green tea
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This selection is produced via the careful processing of quality green tea with fragrant jasmine blossoms. The result is a mildly pungent tea with a pleasant aroma and delicate jasmine essence. The liquor has a pleasingly rich taste.

ZJ56 |
USDA Organic Jasmine organic loose leaf green tea
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An organic silver-tip green tea was scented with fresh, organic jasmine blossoms, creating this delightful tea. The cup aroma is candy sweet and redolent with the sublime scent of jasmine. The liquor is smooth and well balanced, with a pleasing level of jasmine flavor that lingers into the finish.

ZJ57 |
Jasmine loose leaf green tea
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The choicest of the standard grades of Jasmine tea. Delicate flavor with a natural sweetness that is enhanced by the sublime aroma of the finest jasmine flowers.

ZJ81 |
Jasmine Pearl loose leaf green tea
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Tightly rolled leaf bud sets scented with an alluring fruity nuance. This is a more affordable alternative to our extremely popular Dragon Phoenix Pearl.

ZJ85 |
Jasmine Pearl loose leaf green tea
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Select fine pluckings (two leaves and a bud), scented with the finest jasmine flowers and tightly rolled into pearl-sized spheres. A rare treat for Jasmine tea lovers.

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

ZJ91 |
Jasmine loose leaf white tea
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Silver downy tea buds have been expertly scented with jasmine, lending a sweet perfumed essence to this distinctive selection from Fujian province. The white tea base adds a light savory body to the pale straw-colored infusion. Gentle floral notes in the cup complement the herbaceous melon notes of the white tea. Hints of honey lead to a delicate, lingering finish.

ZJ95 |