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Indian Tea

India is the second largest producer of tea in the world after China, and the world's largest tea-drinking nation. Popular Indian teas include rich and hearty Assam, aromatic and floral Darjeeling, and smooth, clean Nilgiri.

Each of these Indian varieties is named for the unique region where it is harvested, ranging from high arid mountains to lush tropical jungles. Our Indian tea leaves are sourced from the finest estates.

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 |
$0.16/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 15 Reviews
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 |
$0.16/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews
Tindharia Estate Second Flush Darjeeling Loose Leaf Tea
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Rich and full-bodied with a crisp, lively character, this 2020 second flush tea displays a profusion of gold and silver tips decorating the dark-brown, broken leaves. The aroma hints of sweet muscatel, which intensifies into notes in the dark ruby-amber cup. A warm toastiness lingers in the finish. Good with milk.

TD158 |
$0.36/cup
The average rating for this product is 2 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Harvested on March 6th, 2021, the very first plucking of the 2021 first flush season at Tindharia Estate, this outstanding selection displays beautiful leaves in shades of green, sprinkled with delicate, silvery tips. The fragrance is fresh and sweet, with hints of corn silk. The sparkling amber-gold cup is bursting with honey sweetness and rich floral notes reminiscent of a spring garden. A buttery smooth mouth feel supports light vegetal hints and a crisp, lively quality that lingers long into the finish. Savor each sip of this stellar offering.

TD168 |
$2.17/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
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 2021 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 |
$1.50/cup
2020 Teesta Valley First Flush Darjeeling Tea
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Decorated with downy silver tips, the bold olive-green leaves of this 2020 first flush selection produce a refreshing, amber-gold cup filled with tropical fruit sweetness. A light stone fruit aroma is complemented by crisp hints of white wine that linger in the smooth finish.

TD139 |
$1.41/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
USDA Organic Organic Darjeeling Tea Leaves Sungma Estate 2020
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The bold, olive-brown leaves of this 2020 organic first flush selection yield a golden-amber liquor redolent with a sweet floral aroma. The buttery smooth cup displays a classic first flush profile with rich floral notes wrapped in a tropical fruit sweetness. A gentle toastiness leads to a crisp, clean finish.

TD136 |
$0.61/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
USDA Organic Loose Leaf Second Flush Darjeeling Tea
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This 2020 organic broken-leaf offering is a great choice for those seeking a Darjeeling that will accommodate a dollop of milk. The complex aroma is fragrant with layers of citrus, toasty spice and Burgundy. The dark amber cup is smooth and rich, revealing notes of toast and oak, supported by a brown sugar sweetness. A suggestion of tropical fruit lends a lively flair to the lingering finish.

TD165 |
$0.36/cup
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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A striking aroma, strong and fragrant with a stone fruit sweetness and toasty/nutty hints, introduces this 2020 organic second flush Darjeeling. The dark amber-copper cup is full-bodied yet smooth with a rich, rounded mouth feel and complex flavor. Notes of honey and apricot layer with warm toasty hints that linger in the bright finish. May accommodate a splash of milk, if desired.

TD164 |
$0.36/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Harvested at the peak of the 2021 first flush season at Singtom Estate, this broken-leaf Darjeeling offering is redolent with the aroma of fresh flowers. The golden amber cup introduces a gentle astringency that plays at the edges of the palate, creating a wonderful counterpoint to the intensely sweet dried fruit hints in the vibrant flavor. A bright refreshing quality lingers in the finish.

TD194 |
$0.38/cup
USDA Organic Loose Leaf First Flush Darjeeling Tea
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The neat, attractive leaves of this 2020 first flush organic selection exhibit a range of color from light to dark olive-green. The perfumed aroma is light, with hints of spring flowers and citrus. The amber cup is fresh and lively with honeyed floral notes and a smooth buttery mouth feel. A tropical fruit sweetness leads to a crisp, lingering finish.

TD137 |
$0.45/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf Assam black tea
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A profusion of golden tips accents the dark brown leaves of this 2020 broken-leaf selection. The dark russet-copper liquor is fragrant with a well-balanced pairing of malty and cocoa notes. Thick and rich, the hearty cup reveals pronounced cocoa flavor notes, punctuated by hints of malt and a honey sweetness that lingers in the finish.

TA133 |
$0.43/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The neat, golden-tipped leaves of this 2020 second flush offering yield a very aromatic cup with a pronounced toasty/woody fragrance, complemented by a fruity sweetness. The dark amber liquor is silky smooth and full-bodied. Ripe muscatel notes, a rich honey sweetness and chestnut/toasty hints create a vibrant flavor tapestry. The finish is bright and lingering.

TD162 |
$0.35/cup
USDA Organic Organic Darjeeling Tea Leaves Singbulli Estate 2020
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Originally established in 1924 by British planters, the Singbulli Estate spreads across rolling hills in the Mirik area of Darjeeling. This exceptional 2020 organic first flush selection infuses a light amber-gold liquor redolent with a pronounced floral bouquet. This classic floral character predominates in the cup as well, accented by a clover honey sweetness and whisper of tropical fruit. The finish is smooth and lingering.

TD133 |
$1.74/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 Darjeeling black tea
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An aroma hinting of muscatel and oak introduces the smooth, ruby-amber liquor of this 2019 second flush Darjeeling. A syrupy mouth feel wraps around notes of stone fruit, leading to a bright, crisp finish. Add a splash of milk to enhance the rich quality of the cup.

TD123 |
$0.50/cup
The average rating for this product is 3 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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A fresh aroma, fragrant with notes of tropical fruit, floral hints and a rich honey sweetness, introduces this 2021 first flush selection. Tropical fruit takes center stage in the golden amber cup as well, supported by nuances of spring flowers and a gentle toastiness. A refreshing crispness lingers in the finish. A great value for a single-estate first flush Darjeeling tea.

TD195 |
$0.39/cup
Seasons Pick Mangalam Estate FOP (2020) Assam
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The bold, dark-brown leaves of this 2020 Assam offering produce a deep ruby-copper liquor, thick and rich, with a light malty aroma. Toasty/woody nuances complement hints of malt and cocoa in the smooth flavor. The lively finish lingers with a whisper of spice. A great value for your everyday cup.

TA138 |
$0.17/cup
The average rating for this product is 3 out of 5 stars 1 Review
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
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf Assam black tea
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A thick, eye-opening character distinguishes this 2020 broken-leaf offering. Starting with a toasty/malty aroma, the flavor unfolds to reveal layers of rich malt, cocoa, honey and dry red wine, complemented by a lively, lingering finish.

TA141 |
$0.25/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
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 39 Reviews
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
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
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf Assam black tea
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This 2020 Assam offering boasts a thick, eye-opening character, perfect for your morning cup. Pronounced malty notes in both the aroma and flavor join hints of cocoa and a stone fruit sweetness in the dark copper liquor. A whisper of red wine livens up the lingering finish.

TA140 |
$0.33/cup
Darjeeling Moonshine Tea Rohini Estate 2020
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This 2020 first flush Darjeeling offers an inviting aroma with hints of honey and toasted almond. The first sip of the light amber-gold liquor reveals fresh floral notes complemented by a tropical fruit sweetness. The finish is crisp and clean.

TD134 |
$1.51/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
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Delicate golden tips adorn the dark-brown, broken leaves of this 2020 second flush selection. A pronounced sweet fragrance heralds a rich toasty cup, strong enough for a splash of milk, if desired. A whisper of tropical fruit sweetness lingers in the crisp finish.

TD156 |
$0.39/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
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Harvested on March 16th, this organic first flush Darjeeling selection offers bold leaves accented by a plethora of downy silver tips. The amber-gold cup exhibits a bright, refreshing character, which accentuates notes of honey, tropical fruit and melon. A crisp, clean finish completes a delightful tea experience.

TD171 |
$2.05/cup
loose leaf tea gift set
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The Perfect Holiday Gift! Experience the unique terroir of India in a cup of tea with our exciting new gift set, “Passport to Explore: Teas of India! This set offers four premium black teas to sample: TA40: Tippy Orthodox GFOP Assam, TD50: No.1 Tippy Orthodox GFOP Darjeeling, TN68: Iyerpadi Estate Organic OP, and EFT4: Nuxalbari Estate Masala Chai Organic. Beautifully packaged in our gold-embossed “passport” folder, this special gift set is sure to please tea novices and tea connoisseurs alike. Each sample size packet will yield approximately 4-5 six-ounce cups of tea.

GP02 |
$19.95
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 second flush premium black tea offers a sweet aroma that hints of honey and flowers. The velvety smooth, amber liquor is notable for its full mouth feel and perfumed floral quality, complemented by pronounced honey notes. The finish is crisp and lingering.

EFT1 |
$1.41/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
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 warm spicy aroma starts off an outstanding Masala Chai experience. The deep copper cup of this organic premium black tea is rich and sweet with a cardamom-forward flavor profile, supported by zesty hints of ginger, warming cinnamon and a snap of clove. The finish is long and lingering.

EFT4 |
$0.56/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
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
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews
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
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
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
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 9 Reviews
loose leaf Nilgiri black tea
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From the Chamraj Estate in the Nilgiri Mountains of southern India, this “Frost” tea is grown during the cold winter months, which imparts a unique character to the light amber cup. A sweet floral aroma introduces the silky smooth liquor, setting the stage for a pronounced sweetness that envelops notes of juicy tropical fruit. A long lingering finish completes a very satisfying tea experience.

TN25 |
$0.94/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews
Broken Orange Black Pekoe Tea Loose
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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 black tea produces a flavorful cup that is excellent with milk.

TN10 |
$0.10/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 7 Reviews
Namring Estate Loose Darjeeling Tea 2020 2nd Flush
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Harvested during the 2020 second flush season, this top selection showcases dark brown leaves accented with gold and silver downy tips. A toasty aroma introduces a smooth, rich dark-amber liquor with a honey sweetness and ripe muscatel notes that become more pronounced as the tea cools. The finish lingers with hints of stone fruit.

TD146 |
$1.22/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
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf Assam black tea
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A bright and lively character accentuates the malty notes and invigorating strength of this 2020 classic Assam offering. Lingering hints of dried fruit provide a sweet counterpoint to the nuances of dry red wine that play at the edges of the palate. Add a splash of milk to enhance this tea’s rich qualities.

TA127 |
$0.47/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
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
Mim Darjeeling Loose White Tea
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Small, light-green tips yield a very pale golden liquor in this white tea offering from Mim Estate. The mouth feel is silky smooth and delicate yet the flavor reveals a rich complexity with hints of corn silk, light buttercup notes and a floral sweetness. A crisp, lingering finish completes an exceptional tea experience.

TD143 |
$3.26/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
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 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
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
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf Assam black tea
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In this 2020 selection from the Mangalam Estate, a sprinkling of downy golden tips threads through the dark brown leaves, producing a strong, rich cup with a sweet, malty fragrance hinting of carob. The deep copper liquor reveals pronounced malty flavor with a chocolate thickness and dark sugar sweetness. A pleasant astringency plays at the edges of the palate, leading to a smooth, lingering finish.

TA134 |
$0.38/cup
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