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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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A high concentration of downy golden tips complements the bold, well-formed leaves of this 2019 Assam selection. A hint of sweetness enhances the rich malty aroma, setting the stage for a thick, cocoa-like quality in the smooth, copper-amber liquor. Notes of dried fruit are followed by whispers of oak and dry red wine, all lingering into the brisk finish.

TA102 |
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 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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Located in the upper plains of Assam, the Halmari Estate has been producing top quality black teas for over 100 years. In this 2019 offering, an abundance of beautiful golden tips complements the ebony brown leaves. The rich aroma is fragrant with malt and a light nuance of dark cherry. Lingering hints of dry red wine provide a lively aspect to the thick, malty cup. A great morning eye-opener.

TA104 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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The dry leaves of this 2019 broken-leaf Assam selection have a neat, even appearance, laced with a good complement of small golden tips. The deep copper cup is hearty and well balanced, combining a light sweetness with rich notes of malt and dark cocoa. The lingering finish hints of dry red wine. May be enjoyed with milk or plain.

TA105 |
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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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 golden tips provides a striking contrast to the dark brown leaves in this superlative 2019 Assam offering. The heady aroma is redolent with rich malty notes, complemented by hints of Burgundy and black cherry. The ruby-copper cup is thick and complex, the hallmark of a truly fine Assam. Notes of malt, warming cocoa and light toasty hints lead to a smooth, lingering finish. This premium selection is the perfect choice for the Assam tea enthusiast.

TA115 |
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 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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This Assam selection boasts a well-balanced mix of dark brown leaves and downy golden tips, which yields a deep copper liquor with a pronounced malty aroma. Burgundy notes and hints of spice are enhanced by a delightful pungency and full mouth feel, ending with a lingering finish.

TA50 |
loose leaf Assam black tea
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This Assam selection boasts a bold leaf style with a sprinkling of golden tips. The sweet aroma hints of dried fruit and honey. Nuances of malt and cocoa join warm toasty notes in the dark ruby-copper cup. The finish is brisk and refreshing.

TA62 |
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 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 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 |
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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This 2019 organic first flush selection offers bold, beautiful leaves in shades of olive green, decorated with downy silver tips. An invigorating pungency in the bright golden cup is tempered by a sweet aroma, hinting of fresh pineapple. Pronounced notes of corn silk bring a rich quality to the complex flavor profile. Hints of flowers lead to a crisp, clean finish.

TD105 |
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 |