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loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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An inviting floral fragrance introduces this first flush selection from the Arya Estate, which has been producing premium Darjeeling teas for over 100 years. The amber gold cup is lively and bursting with mouth-filling complexity. Notes of sweet flowers, buttery corn silk, juicy tropical fruit and creamy almond create a rich harmony of well-balanced flavor that lingers long into the crisp finish.

TD172 |
$1.28/cup
Arya Tea Estate Loose Darjeeling Tea
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Sprinkled with downy golden tips, the dark brown, well-made leaves of this 2020 second flush tea yield a deep copper-amber liquor with a sweet, complex fragrance that portends the richly layered nuances in the cup. An ambrosial honey sweetness wraps around ripe fruity notes and floral/herbaceous hints, complemented by a full mouth feel. The finish is smooth and lingering.

TD161 |
($0.97/cup) ($0.73/cup)
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 1 Review
USDA Organic Assam organic loose leaf black tea
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A blend of choice C.T.C. grade Assam teas, with the typical malty and flavorful taste profile. A perfect choice for those seeking a strong morning cup.

TA15 |
$0.14/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 14 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 |
$2.05/cup
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Named after a river that flows through the tea garden, the Balasun Estate has been producing premium teas for 150 years. In this first flush Darjeeling, a light pungency adds a lively aspect to the sweet, floral fragrance. Rich notes of flowers and honey, accented by warm toasty hints, are supported by a buttery smooth mouth feel in the golden amber cup. The finish lingers on a crisp, clean note.

TD178 |
$1.52/cup
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Smooth and lively with a pronounced toasty aroma, this broken-leaf second flush offering is the perfect choice when you’re looking for a rich, full-bodied Darjeeling. Hints of muscatel sweetness support the warm toasty character in both the aroma and the dark amber cup. The finish lingers with a suggestion of honeyed fruit. A great value.

TD192 |
$0.34/cup
ctc fine assam loose leaf 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 |
$0.13/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews
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 |
$0.34/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 9 Reviews
Decaffeinated Assam loose leaf black tea
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Whole-leaf or broken-leaf Assam (depending on availability), decaffeinated with pure carbon dioxide.

TXA9 |
$0.36/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 11 Reviews
USDA Organic Decaffeinated Darjeeling organic loose leaf black tea
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The top standard of decaffeinated Darjeeling tea available, and by far the best we have cupped. Please note that even the best decaffeinated teas lose some of the flavor and complexity of their unprocessed counterparts.

TXD8 |
$0.42/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The Castleton Estate is known for crafting top-notch Darjeeling teas. This second flush offering is true to their reputation. The dark amber liquor has a vibrant bouquet, bursting with notes of muscatel and a ripe stone fruit sweetness. The full-bodied, complex cup is smooth and full of flavor, complemented by a rich mouth feel. Pronounced notes of honey and hints of spice linger in the crisp finish.

TD153 |
($0.67/cup) ($0.50/cup)
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Offerings from the Castleton Estate have always been among our favorites of each season. With its rich fruity flavor and complex, inviting aroma, this exemplary second flush selection is sure to satisfy the Darjeeling lover. The medium amber cup is velvety smooth with a warm toastiness balanced by a honey sweetness. A lively, lingering finish completes a great tea experience.

TD183 |
$0.61/cup
Nilgiri loose leaf black tea
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An abundance of glossy golden tips complements the attractive, well-twisted leaves in this outstanding Nilgiri black tea selection. The ruby copper liquor has a toasty fragrance with hints of malt. Layers of rich honey, malt, and cocoa lend a delightful complexity to the toasty cup, which finishes with a hint of spice.

TN95 |
$1.26/cup
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf darjeeling bop 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 |
$0.26/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews
Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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From its inviting aroma to its rich, full-bodied cup, this blend of premium Darjeeling teas has many fine points to consider. Fruity notes join toasty/nutty hints in the dark amber liquor. The finish lingers with a gentle astringency. An excellent choice for an everyday Darjeeling.

TD60 |
$0.29/cup
loose leaf Assam black tea
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An eye-opening liveliness leads the way for rich notes of malt, oak and Burgundy, sweetened by nuances of caramel and amaretto, in this Assam selection. The full-bodied, ruby-copper cup is fragrant with an inviting maltiness and a fleeting whisper of rose. The finish is smooth and lingering. Add a splash of milk to enhance this tea’s rich qualities.

TA149 |
$0.37/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 brisk, lively character distinguishes this Assam offering. Accented with hints of cocoa, a rich malty aroma introduces the dark copper cup. A toasty sweetness embraces notes of cocoa and malt in the flavor, ending with a smooth, lingering finish.

TA143 |
$0.38/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf Assam black tea
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Sprinkled with golden tips, the bold, dark brown leaves of this Assam selection produce a hearty, complex cup, redolent with a rich maltiness. Rich notes of cocoa are supported by hints of malt and a stone fruit sweetness in the dark amber-copper liquor. A whisper of spice may be found in the lingering finish. A staff favorite.

TA125 |
($0.26/cup) ($0.20/cup)
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 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 |
$0.56/cup
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Harvested at the height of the 2022 second flush season, the dark brown leaves of this exemplary offering yield a smooth, full-bodied cup with a complex character. Rich toasty notes are embraced by a dried fruit sweetness reminiscent of a ripe apple. Hints of warm mulling spices add to the depth of flavor, finishing with a pleasant dryness that lingers as in a fine red wine. Enjoy this delightful tea, neat or with a touch of milk, at any time of day.

TD208 |
$1.39/cup
2020 Gielle Estate First Flush Darjeeling Tea
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An inviting aroma, fragrant with pronounced notes of stone fruit, introduces this first flush offering. The light golden amber cup is very sweet and juicy, with the complementary pair of buttery floral notes and ripe tropical fruit hints. The finish is smooth and lingering.

TD140 |
$1.57/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
Goomtee Darjeeling Tea First Flush
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This first flush offering is noteworthy for its eminently smooth character and pronounced honey sweetness. The light amber-gold cup is fragrant with an inviting aroma hinting of stone fruit and flowers. Tropical fruit hints and a gentle whisper of toastiness lead to a crisp, refreshing finish.

TD138 |
$1.38/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The bold, dark brown leaves of this 2022 second flush selection infuse a smooth, full-bodied liquor with classic muscatel flavor. A pronounced sweetness in the aroma complements a rich earthy quality reminiscent of a fall walk in the woods. Mouth-watering fruity notes and a sweet character make this exceptional Darjeeling a great choice for your next cup.

TD209 |
$1.13/cup
Assam loose leaf black tea
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A bold C.T.C. style tea with rich flavor. The dark liquor will readily take milk. Especially suited as a bracing morning tea.

TA27 |
$0.13/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 15 Reviews
loose leaf Assam black tea
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The Halmari Estate is well known for producing consistently high-quality, robust Assam teas. This broken-leaf offering carries on that tradition with its rich, eye-opening character. The dark copper liquor is fragrant with notes of malt and cocoa, sweetened by hints of stone fruit. A thick mouth feel supports a complex flavor profile — notes of malt, Burgundy, amaretto and rose, wrapped in a warm oak/toasty layer, and complemented by a whisper of honey. The finish lingers with a pleasant astringency. Try it with a splash of milk, if desired.

TA159 |
$0.39/cup
loose leaf Assam black tea
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With its thick, robust character, this top-quality addition to our Assam offerings is the perfect morning eye-opener. The aroma is fragrant with hints of malt and freshly baked biscuits. The flavor overflows with rich layers of malt, wine, caramel and carob, punctuated by a bloom of stone fruit as the tea cools. The crisp finish lingers with a whisper of spice.

TA132 |
($0.84/cup) ($0.63/cup)
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf Assam black tea
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Downy golden tips adorn long, dark brown leaves in this outstanding Assam offering from one of our favorite estates. A stone fruit sweetness complements pronounced malty notes in the inviting aroma. The dark ruby-copper cup is rich and full-bodied with a complex flavor profile that reveals notes of malt and Burgundy with hints of oak, sweet biscuit and amaretto. A whisper of rose lingers in the finish. Add a splash of milk to enhance this eye-opener’s fine attributes.

TA158 |
$0.39/cup
loose leaf Assam black tea
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Downy golden tips provide a beautiful contrast to the bold, dark brown leaves of this Assam selection. A sweet malty aroma, hinting of cocoa, introduces a thick, rich cup filled with the flavors of malt, dark sugar, cocoa and toast. A pleasant astringency leads to a smooth finish that lingers with nuances of warming spice.

TA142 |
$0.38/cup
loose leaf Assam black tea
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A bounty of golden tips provides an impressive contrast to the ebony-brown leaves of this exemplary Assam selection. The complex aroma is fragrant with hints of malt, red wine and honey. The full-bodied cup is silky smooth and well balanced with a constellation of complementary flavors — notes of Burgundy, amaretto and oak, hints of cherry and rose. The lively finish is long and lingering.

TA199 |
$1.69/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
loose leaf black tea
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4 tins (approx. 35g each) of teas from the following black teas, depending upon seasonal availability: TP12: Premium China Keemun, TD50: No.1 Tippy Orthodox GFOP Darjeeling, ZY51: China Yunnan TGFOP, TB10: Bond Street English Breakfast Blend, ZK11: China Keemun First Grade or TB51: East Frisian BOP Assam Tea. These 4 tea selections are representative of a wide range of fine black teas.

Please note that Sampler Sets cannot be personalized.

Please note that the 4 teas in this sampler set will vary according to the season.

SM30 |
$25.75
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
USDA Organic Nilgiri loose leaf organic black tea
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Restock available this fall!
A rich, organic tea with solid body and full mouth feel. A pleasing, balanced cup with a classic Nilgiri flavor and style.

TN64 |
$0.20/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
USDA Organic Nilgiri loose leaf organic black tea
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A whole-leaf, organic Nilgiri tea with vibrant aromatics, a sweet cup, and a gentle, crisp bite. Smooth yet very flavorful with medium body. Enjoyable plain or with milk.

TN68 |
$0.22/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
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 |
$1.41/cup
loose leaf Assam black tea
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Adorned with downy golden tips, the bold, dark brown leaves of this offering infuse a classic Assam featuring a delightful balance of rich maltiness and refreshing astringency. The aroma is fragrant with hints of malt and semi-sweet chocolate. A dried fruit sweetness and hints of warming spice and cacao lead to a crisp finish.

TA130 |
$0.33/cup
loose leaf Assam black tea
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In this 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
loose leaf Assam black tea
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A rich cocoa aroma, intensified by a honey sweetness, introduces this broken-leaf Assam selection. The hearty cup is velvety smooth and malty with hints of cocoa and a stone fruit sweetness that increases as the tea cools. The finish lingers on a crisp note.

TA157 |
$0.37/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 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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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 |
$0.26/cup
loose leaf Assam black tea
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A full complement of downy golden tips adorns the dark brown leaves of this Assam offering. The dark ruby-copper liquor presents a complex aroma with interwoven layers of malt, spice, cocoa and red wine. Malty/toasty notes pair well with a thick cocoa flavor in the rich, full-bodied cup. A stone fruit sweetness and hints of warm spice lead to a crisp, clean finish. The perfect choice for adding a dollop of milk.

TA152 |
$0.47/cup
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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With a rich, floral flavor and pronounced buttery mouth feel, this 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 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 second flush offering continues that fine tradition with its rich fruity character, exhibiting mouth-filling notes of muscatel, enhanced by a honey sweetness and toasty/woody hints. The finish is smooth and lingering.

TD184 |
$0.61/cup
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Another stellar selection from one of our favorite estates, this well-crafted second flush Darjeeling produces a silky smooth cup with a warm toasty aroma hinting of fruit. A whisper of tropical fruit in the dark amber cup adds an ambrosial sweetness to rich muscatel notes that linger long into the finish.

TD200 |
$0.41/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 Assam black tea
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This broken-leaf Assam selection boasts a well-balanced mix of dark brown leaves and downy golden tips, which yields a dark copper liquor with a malty aroma that hints of cocoa. A full, solid mouth feel supports notes of cocoa and malt, enhanced by a stone fruit sweetness. The finish is smooth and lingering.

TA154 |
$0.38/cup
loose leaf Assam black tea
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Producing premium teas since 1856, the Meleng Estate is one of the oldest tea gardens in Assam. Decorated with a sprinkling of golden tips, the dark brown leaves of this selection produce a deep copper liquor fragrant with pronounced notes of malt and hints of cocoa, complemented by a dried fruit sweetness. The strong, thick cup offers a complex flavor profile with layers of honey, dark baking chocolate, oak and spice. The lingering finish exhibits a dryness reminiscent of a fine Burgundy wine. Excellent with milk.

TA153 |
$0.61/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
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 Darjeeling black tea
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Harvested on March 3, 2022, this stellar first flush Darjeeling intoxicates with its fresh floral fragrance. Upon first sip, the vibrant gold liquor fills your mouth with a buttery smooth feeling like golden cornsilk. Enlivened by a rich honey sweetness, the classic floral character conjures a stroll through a lush spring garden. Vegetal hints linger in the crisp finish, completing a delightful tea moment.

TD203 |
$3.26/cup
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