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loose leaf Assam black tea
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This finely particled “Golden Orange Fannings” leaf Assam tea produces a dark copper cup with rich flavor and a warm toasty aroma that hints of malt. A stone fruit sweetness enhances flavor notes of dark baking cocoa and malt, complemented by a full mouth feel and ending with a smooth, lingering finish. While the GOF grade of tea is often used for blending, this selection is an excellent self drinker while also being strong enough to accommodate a dollop of milk, if desired.

TA200
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews
loose leaf Assam black tea
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The well-twisted, dark brown leaves of this 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
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
loose leaf Assam black tea
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Downy, golden tips adorn dark brown leaves in this elegant black tea offering from Doomni Estate in Assam. The bright aroma is sweet and earthy with hints of red wine and ripe berries, complemented by a whisper of nuttiness. A full mouth feel enriches the complex flavor profile, which features notes of malt and cocoa, accentuated by a warm toastiness, a hint of chestnut, and a dried fruit sweetness. The finish lingers with a whisper of melted caramel balanced by a pleasant crisp note.

TA171
Mangalam Estate FBOP CLO SPL Assam Loose Leaf Tea
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This 2023 selection is a thick, malty Assam tea from one of our favorite estates. A bright aroma, with hints of spice and oak, introduces the rich chestnut-colored cup. Notes of cocoa and spice join bittersweet hints in the classic malty flavor. A whisper of molasses and biscuit lingers in the creamy smooth finish. Great with a splash of milk or cream.

TA172
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
Putharjhora Estate Dooars Tea Loose Leaf Silver Spring SFTGFOP1
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The Dooars region lies south of the Himalayan foothills of Darjeeling and north of the Brahmaputra River basin. This lovely 2023 offering from Putharjhora estate exhibits a lively citrus-like mouth feel and inviting tropical fruit notes, reminiscent of pineapple. A pronounced stone fruit sweetness enhances notes of corn silk in the champagne-gold cup. The finish is silky smooth and clean.

TO61
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The bold, attractive leaves of Balasun Estate’s very first plucking are sprinkled with a fair complement of silvery tips. The fresh aroma is delicate, with honeyed floral hints. The amber-gold cup is exceptional, with rich floral notes enhanced by a silky smooth mouth feel. A tropical fruit sweetness leads to a crisp, lingering finish.

TD170
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Pronounced floral/herbaceous notes permeate the sweet aroma of this broken-leaf second flush Darjeeling. The dark amber cup fills your mouth with rich notes of fruit and honey, which linger into the crisp finish. A great choice for a splash of milk, if desired.

TD186
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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With elevations ranging over 6,000 feet, the Thurbo Estate has been producing premium Darjeeling teas for over a century. In this first flush offering, silver tips decorate attractive leaves in a colorful display of olive greens. A rich toasty aroma introduces an amber-gold cup with an assertive character that enhances its full, lively mouth feel. Fresh floral/herbaceous notes and a honey sweetness are complemented by notes of stone fruit, which lend a gentle crispness to the lingering finish.

TD177
The average rating for this product is 3 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Chunky leaves, in variegated shades of brown, produce a solid cup redolent with fragrant layers of fruit and spice, complemented by toasty/nutty hints. The dark amber liquor exhibits rich toasty notes wrapped in a stone fruit sweetness, which becomes more pronounced as the tea cools. This sweet character makes this second flush Darjeeling the perfect choice for iced tea.

TD185
Balasun Tea Estate Second Flush Darjeeling FTGFOP1 CH (2023 DJ-139)
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This 2023 second flush Darjeeling tea selection has an inviting fragrance with pronounced muscatel notes that are accentuated by a molasses sweetness and light vanilla hint. A velvety smooth mouth feel embraces a complex flavor profile with classic muscatel notes, a honey-sweet floral hint, and cedar/oak nuances. The finish lingers with a lively crispness and earthy hint.

TD230
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Smooth and rich, this second flush Darjeeling offers pronounced muscatel notes in both the fragrant aroma and the dark amber cup. Nutty/toasty nuances and hints of honey lead to a dry, lingering finish that hints of spice. Another sublime selection from Victoria’s Peak, a division of the renowned Steinthal Estate.

TD187
The average rating for this product is 3 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
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 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
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Indian tea is renowned for its robust, full-bodied character and exceptional tasting notes. Tea from India tends to be strong in flavor, making it the perfect morning cup or afternoon pick-me-up. Popular Indian teas include rich and hearty Assam, aromatic and floral Darjeeling, and smooth, clean Nilgiri. Sipping Indian tea is a treat for all the senses — watching the dark leaves unfurl, inhaling the rich aromas, tasting the smooth, malty flavors.

India is the second largest producer of tea in the world after China, and the world's largest tea-drinking nation. Upton Tea Imports has brought some of India’s finest loose leaf teas to the American market, offering a large selection of styles and flavors for tea aficionados to sample. Each of these varieties of Indian loose leaf tea is named for the unique region where it is harvested, ranging from high arid mountains to lush tropical jungles.
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