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A tin (approx 35g) each of the following: TP12: Premium China Keemun, TD50: No.1 Tippy Orthodox GFOP Darjeeling, ZY51: China Yunnan TGFOP, and TB51: East Frisian BOP Assam Tea. Representative of a wide range of fine black teas.

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SM30 |
USDA Organic Assam organic loose leaf black tea
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This Assam selection produces a dark cup with a full flavor profile. Notes of cocoa and a delicate caramel hint complement a sweet and toasty aroma for an enjoyable cup.

TA07 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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This 2019 broken-leaf offering is rich and hearty with pronounced malty notes in both the aroma and the deep copper cup. A toffee-like sweetness joins hints of cocoa, complementing the malty character of this invigorating eye-opener.

TA101 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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The golden-tipped leaves of this 2019 Assam offering are fragrant with a rich cocoa aroma, an inviting preview of the pronounced cocoa notes in the robust, eye-opening cup. A lively aspect wraps around a malty sweetness, which lingers into the crisp finish. Add a splash of milk to enhance the thick cocoa quality.

TA103 |
Hattialli Estate TGFBOP Assam
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Hattialli is a popular estate among Assam tea afficionados, and each year we look forward to their offerings. The dark brown, golden-tipped leaves of this 2019 selection produce a velvety smooth cup with a warm toasty aroma. Hints of malt are present in both the aroma and the dark copper liquor, enhanced by a rich honey sweetness. Enjoy it plain or with a splash of milk.

TA106 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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A plentitude of golden tips adorns the large, well-twisted leaves of this 2019 Assam offering. The burnished copper cup has a warm toasty aroma with whispers of molasses and cocoa. A pronounced sweetness complements malty notes, balanced by a lively astringency and thick cocoa-like mouth feel. Add a splash of milk to enhance this tea’s dark, rich character.

TA107 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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This 2019 Assam selection exhibits a classic Assam flavor profile: thick, rich and malty. The dark copper cup is very fragrant with a full cocoa-like mouth feel and a honey sweetness that lingers into the crisp finish. Add a splash of milk to complement its strong character.

TA108 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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From its beautiful, tippy leaf style to its complex flavor profile, this 2019 Assam offering has many fine points to consider. The rich, full-bodied cup is fragrant with notes of malt and Burgundy. Hints of honey and cocoa may be enhanced by a splash of milk, however, this tea is also delicious when taken neat. Black cherry nuances create a pleasing astringency in the finish.

TA109 |
Assam organic loose leaf black tea
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This fine C.T.C. (Crush-Tear-Curl) style of tea infuses quickly. One minute of steeping produces a hearty cup of flavorful tea.

TA11 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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A lively aroma, bright and malty, introduces this 2019 broken-leaf Assam selection. The dark amber cup has a pronounced malty flavor, supported by a thick mouth feel and toffee-like sweetness. A dollop of milk enhances the rich, gutsy character and lingering finish of this fine offering.

TA110 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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This outstanding 2019 Assam offering is distinguished by its velvety smooth mouth feel and invigorating cup. Notes of malt and a suggestion of cocoa are wrapped in a caramel sweetness. Enjoy the dark amber liquor plain or add a dollop of milk for a creamy complement to the rich, lingering flavor.

TA111 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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A smattering of downy golden tips complements the bold, well-twisted leaves of this 2019 Assam selection. A warm toasty aroma with a hint of caramel sweetness pairs well with the bright, lively character of the cup. A cocoa-like thickness fills the mouth, complementing hints of malt and a lingering suggestion of dry red wine.

TA112 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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A pronounced malty aroma, rich and inviting, introduces this robust 2019 Assam offering. The deep copper liquor exhibits a wonderful pairing of cocoa and malty notes, complemented by a full mouth feel and sweet, lingering finish.

TA113 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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An abundance of beautiful golden tips accents the chunky leaf style of this 2019 broken-leaf offering. The dark ruby-amber cup is very aromatic with rich malty/toasty notes and a whisper of cocoa. The mouth feel is thick yet smooth with a complex malty flavor well balanced with dried stone fruit hints and honey notes that bloom as the tea cools. The bright, crisp finish lingers.

TA116 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Assam black tea
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A smattering of small golden tips complements the rich brown leaves of this 2019 organic Assam offering. A toasty/malty aroma introduces the velvety smooth, medium-bodied cup. Prominent cocoa notes are enhanced by a silky caramel sweetness that lingers in the finish.

TA117 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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The well-twisted, ebony-brown leaves of this 2020 Assam offering yield a dark amber cup with a sweet spicy aroma. A lively astringency intensifies a rich maltiness in the cup, which may be complemented by a splash of milk, if desired. Hints of malt linger in the crisp finish.

TA118 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
Assam loose leaf black tea
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A whole-leaf Assam with golden tips (young leaf buds). Characteristic maltiness and complex flavor. This is our most popular Assam.

TA40 |
Assam loose leaf black tea
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This broken-leaf Assam offering produces a deep copper-amber liquor, rich and full-bodied. The malty/toasty aroma is fragrant with a gentle floral suggestion. A pronounced malty note and light sweetness lead to a crisp, clean finish.

TA42 |
Decaffeinated Irish Breakfast loose leaf black tea
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This premium blend of decaffeinated broken-leaf Assam black teas produces a rich, full-bodied cup. The aroma is sweet with hints of malt. The dark copper liquor is bright with a smooth mouth feel, leading to a pleasant pungency lingering in the finish.

TBX9 |
Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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The silver-tipped leaves of this 2018 first flush Darjeeling offering yield an amber gold liquor with a fresh, lively character. The flavorful cup is delightful on the palate, smooth with floral hints. A refreshing pungency is balanced with an overall honey-sweet quality that lingers long into the finish.

TD05 |
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The best value in Darjeeling tea. Broken-leaf Darjeeling is often overlooked, either because the price is so reasonable or because too much value is placed on a more stylish leaf. This flavorful BOP blend offers a great cup at a very attractive price.

TD06 |
Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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Nestled in the Himalayan foothills, the North Tukvar Estate has been producing premium quality Darjeeling teas since 1852. This 2018 first flush offering yields a golden amber liquor with a light floral nose. The cup has a fresh lively quality and rich mouth feel, complemented by toasty/nutty hints and a lingering floral suggestion.

TD10 |
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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A profusion of downy silver tips adorns the bold, olive-green leaves of this stellar 2019 first flush offering. Pronounced floral notes scent the light golden cup, complementing the fresh, sweet character. Hints of tropical fruit lead up to a lively finish.

TD100 |
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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This 2019 first flush Darjeeling showcases well-made leaves of light to dark olive-green, which produce an amber-gold cup with a honeyed floral aroma. Fresh notes of sweet corn silk are enhanced by a buttery smooth mouth feel. A refreshing pungency lingers well into the finish.

TD101 |
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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In this 2019 first flush Darjeeling offering, a variegated mix of bright green and dark olive leaves produces an invigorating cup with rich floral notes. A buttery mouth feel complements a rich tropical fruit sweetness, ending with a crisp, clean finish.

TD102 |
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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A sweet fragrance is accented by hints of tropical fruit in this 2019 first flush offering. The bright amber-gold cup has a full, velvety mouth feel and rich flavor. Hints of stone fruit and flowers are enhanced by nuances of wildflower honey. A smooth, clean finish completes a delightful tea experience.

TD104 |
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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A profusion of downy, silver tips complements the bold, olive-green leaves of this 2019 first flush Darjeeling. The sweet aroma is fragrant with hints of fresh cornsilk and almond. The dark golden cup exhibits a full mouth feel and rich pungency, with complex layers of tropical fruit, honeysuckle and honey. The finish is smooth and lingering.

TD107 |
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The Glenburn Estate has been producing premium teas since the mid 1800s. This choice 2019 first flush offering is a beautiful mix of dark-olive leaves and silvery tips. The golden amber cup is fragrant with hints of honey and spring flowers. A whisper of tropical fruit and fleeting buttery quality enhance the rich mouth feel and refreshing astringency. The lingering finish is reminiscent of a dry white wine.

TD108 |
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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This 2019 first flush selection comes from the Ging Estate, located in the Lebong Valley of Darjeeling. Ging is a Lepcha word meaning “the outstretched slopes.” The aroma is mellow with a whisper of fresh corn silk. The amber-gold cup is light and refreshing with smooth, buttery hints, complemented by a sparkling, effervescent quality. Nuances of tropical fruit linger in the bright finish.

TD109 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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A sweet floral fragrance introduces this aromatic first flush offering from the 2019 season. The bold, tippy leaves produce a golden amber cup with a silky smooth mouth feel and complex flavor. Classic floral notes are punctuated by a tropical fruit sweetness and a refreshing pungency that lingers into the finish.

TD110 |
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Delicate silver tips are sprinkled among the dark-olive leaves in this first flush Darjeeling blend. The light amber cup is fragrant with a sweet floral aroma. Classic floral notes bloom in the flavor, complemented by a silky smooth mouth feel. Light tropical fruit hints join a honey sweetness and linger long into finish.

TD111 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The neat, finely particled leaves of this 2019 organic first flush Darjeeling yield a sweet, lively cup with a buttery fragrance. The golden amber liquor exhibits a full mouth feel and the ripe sweetness of tropical fruit. A refreshing astringency blooms and lingers long into the finish. May be enjoyed hot or iced. We recommend a 2-minute steeping time.

TD113 |
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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In this 2019 selection, a smattering of delicate silver tips mixes with the warm brown leaves, producing a rich amber cup that offers classic second flush character. Notes of amber honey complement a pronounced muscatel aroma and flavor, which gives an ambrosia quality to the smooth, sweet liquor. Toasty hints linger in the finish.

TD114 |
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Accented with downy silver tips, the bold, dark brown leaves of this 2019 second flush offering yield a rich, silky smooth cup. A warm toasty aroma and pronounced honey notes in the dark amber liquor make this a delightful tea for any time of day. A lingering finish whispers of dark grapes.

TD115 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Dark brown, neatly twisted leaves produce a smooth, aromatic cup, fragrant with notes of dark grape and honey. The Kakra designation on this 2019 organic second flush selection refers to a leaf that's been visited by the Indian Green Fly, whose ministrations cause an initial oxidation before plucking. The dark amber liquor is rich and full-bodied with muscatel notes and a warm toasty quality that pairs well with a splash of milk.

TD116 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Warm russet-brown leaves produce a dark, rich cup with a sweet muscatel aroma. The Kakra designation on this 2019 organic second flush selection refers to a leaf that's been visited by the Indian Green Fly, whose ministrations cause an initial oxidation before plucking. A honey sweetness enhances notes of ripe fruit that linger in the crisp, lively finish. This full-bodied tea may be enjoyed with milk.

TD117 |
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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This classic second flush Darjeeling from the 2019 season exhibits a rich muscatel character in both the fragrant aroma and the dark ruby-amber cup. A honey sweetness blooms as the tea cools, lingering into the crisp finish. Add a dollop of milk to enhance the rich flavor of this outstanding selection.

TD118 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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This top selection was harvested at the height of the 2019 second flush season. The dark brown leaves are accented with a profusion of downy, silver tips, and yield a smooth cup with a delightfully sweet character. The toasty aroma hints of almonds and a light fruity flavor lingers into the finish.

TD119 |
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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This 2019 second flush selection presents a rich aromatic cup, bursting with notes of muscatel and honey. Finishing with lingering hints of stone fruit, this outstanding tea has quickly become a staff favorite.

TD121 |
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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This 2019 second flush selection produces a rich, full-bodied cup with a warm toasty aroma. A lingering hint of honey enhances toasty notes and sweet floral nuances in the dark amber liquor. A wonderful value for Darjeeling enthusiasts.

TD122 |
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 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Harvested at the height of the 2019 second flush season, this organic broken-leaf Darjeeling produces a smooth, full-bodied cup. Hints of almond and dried cherry add complexity to the toasty aroma, which is complemented by a rich honey sweetness in the dark amber liquor. This robust selection is a great choice for adding a splash of milk.

TD125 |
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The neat, finely particled leaves of this 2019 second flush Darjeeling selection yield a smooth, full-bodied cup with a warm toasty aroma. Pronounced notes of ripe stone fruit lend a sweet, rich quality to the dark amber liquor. A pleasant astringency lingers in the finish. The perfect tea to add a splash of milk, if desired.

TD126 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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This lot of tea is sold out. For an excellent alternative, please try our Puttabong Estate First Flush SFTGFOP1 (2020 DJ-1) Darjeeling
A sprinkling of downy silver tips adorns the olive-green leaves of the very first harvest from the 2020 first flush season at Tindharia Estate. The sparkling amber-gold cup is fragrant with hints of fresh sweet corn. Upon first sip, an inviting effervescence awakens the palate. A buttery smooth mouth feel and tropical fruit sweetness embrace hints of flowers and corn silk, which linger into the finish. This organic selection provides an outstanding tea experience.

TD127 |
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The sparkling pale gold infusion produced by this 2020 first flush offering is fresh and fragrant with sweet vegetal hints. The smooth creamy cup exhibits a classic floral character and rounded mouth feel. The crisp finish lingers with hints of honey.

TD129 |