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Yunnan Zi Juan Congou Tea
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New lot arriving in Spring!
This unique black tea offering, “Zi Juan,” meaning “purple beauty,” originates from a purple bud varietal that was developed at the Menghai Research Station in Yunnan province. The purple-brown leaves have been loosely rolled and produce a dark amber liquor with a pronounced stone fruit aroma. The cup is smooth and sweet with a jammy/juicy character that hints of red wine. A suggestion of almond/nutty nuances leads to a clean finish.

ZP100
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 11 Reviews
China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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This superior China black tea is a great after-dinner tea. Stands up nicely to milk; delectable plain. (Our original China Yunnan, introduced as item TP50.)

ZY51
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 18 Reviews
Yunnan Green Snail
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Dark olive-green leaves have been rolled into tight spiral shapes to create this premium green snail tea offering from Yunnan province. An aroma reminiscent of sweet tobacco imparts an interesting counterpoint to the classic fruity flavor profile of a Yunnan green tea. The mouth feel is full and buttery smooth with a lingering finish that whispers of spice. This premium selection is the perfect choice for those looking for a less vegetal Chinese loose leaf green tea.

ZG103
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
loose leaf black tea
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New lot. Elegant, downy gold tips are showcased in this superb black tea offering from Yunnan province. A sweet aroma with notes of brown sugar pairs well with rich earthy notes in the thick, syrupy cup. A silky smooth mouth feel envelops hints of spice that linger long into the finish.

ZY44
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 8 Reviews
USDA Organic Loose Leaf Organic Yunnan Tea Golden Buds
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A pronounced aroma and flavor of rich melted chocolate distinguishes this outstanding black tea selection from Yunnan province. A profusion of downy golden buds yields a dark amber cup with a rounded, velvety smooth mouth feel and caramel-like sweetness. The finish lingers with dark, bittersweet notes of malt and cherry, reminiscent of a Porter beer. A staff favorite. Small lot with limited availability.

ZY106
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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This high-grown Yunnan is a great value of excellent quality. The rich, earthy cup exhibits brisk flavor with a full mouth feel, complemented by inviting hints of honey, cocoa and spice.

ZY40
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 9 Reviews
China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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The dark brown leaves of this selection are accented with golden tips. Rich, earthy notes are present in the aroma and dark amber cup, and hints of white pepper and cassia add a pleasing accent. The smooth finish has a light tangy feel.

ZY30
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 23 Reviews
China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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A Broken Orange Pekoe from Yunnan province, this tea is a hearty version of the whole-leaf varieties. Try it with milk for a British style Yunnan cup.

ZY45
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews
loose leaf black tea
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This outstanding Yunnan black tea selection is composed of handcrafted golden tips with a beautiful downy appearance. The russet-amber liquor is fragrant with hints of molasses. Layers of cocoa, spice, and earth weave together to create a rich flavor that is complemented by a caramelized sugar sweetness. A whisper of spice lingers in the finish.

ZY09
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 7 Reviews
China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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This selection is handcrafted from a bold-leaf Yunnan varietal. The dry leaves are tightly rolled into a spiral snail shape, dark in color, with golden tip accents. The smooth cup is rich and full-bodied with notes of bittersweet cocoa and carob, as well as the classic Yunnan spice hints.

ZY07
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 22 Reviews
USDA Organic China organic loose leaf green tea
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This organic tea has the bold flavor of a high-fired tea, yet it has a pleasing smoothness with delicate sweetness. The thin, well-twisted leaves produce a liquor with a pale green color. This is a very popular style of China green tea with a bolder leaf.

ZG14
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 12 Reviews
loose leaf Young Hyson China green tea
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Brisk China green tea of the Chun Mee family. Superior quality, golden liquor with a hint of sweetness. Use sparingly for optimum flavor.

ZG10
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf yin-hao jasmine tea
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The choicest of the standard grades of Jasmine tea. Delicate flavor with a natural sweetness that is enhanced by the sublime aroma of the finest jasmine flowers.

ZJ81
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 8 Reviews
loose leaf flavored black tea
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4 tins (approx. 35g each) of the following flavored black teas, depending upon seasonal availability: NT11: Extra Bergamot Earl Grey, NT33: Chai Spice Black Tea, NT94: Melange de Chamonix, NT01: Earl Grey Crème Vanilla Black Tea, NH26: Honeybush Vanilla, NT91: Christmas Black Tea, or NF90: Vanilla Black Tea.

Please note that Sampler Sets cannot be personalized.


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

SH19
loose leaf Japanese black tea
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Produced at a small family tea garden in Shizuoka, Japan, this unique black tea is smoked for 6-8 hours using wood chips from an oak whisky barrel. A sweet, savory aroma, reminiscent of an autumn bonfire, introduces the velvety, full-bodied cup. A rich smoky/oak flavor takes center stage in the ruby-amber liquor, and is supported by a rounded fruity sweetness. The bold smokiness lingers long into the smooth finish, complemented by sweet whispers of amaretto and rose.

TJ102
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews
loose leaf Japanese black tea
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Produced at a small family tea garden in Shizuoka, Japan, this unique black tea is smoked for 6-8 hours using wood chips from a Japanese cherry wood whisky barrel. With layers of smoke, Burgundy and hints of floral sweetness, the aroma is reminiscent of a warm charcoal fire. A buttery mouth feel and hints of toffee complement the pronounced smoky notes in the smooth, rich cup. That smoky character is joined by a prevailing sweetness that lingers long after the last sip.

TJ103
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 8 Reviews
loose leaf herbal tea
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4 tins (approx. 35g each) of teas from the following flavored tisanes/teas, depending upon seasonal availability: BH101: Apple Mint Valerian Herbal Blend, BH102: Cinnamon Apple Guarana Maté, BH104: Lemongrass Apple Rosemary Herbal Blend, BH46: Peppermint Organic, ZH102: Ginger Pu-Erh, or BH105: Chamomile Mint Herbal Blend. All selections are caffeine-free except for BH102 and ZH102, which contain caffeine.

Please note that Sampler Sets cannot be personalized.


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

SW02
loose leaf Vietnamese black tea
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Traditionally known as “red tea” in Vietnam, this unique loose leaf black tea selection is notable for pronounced peach notes in both the fragrant aroma and velvety smooth cup. The stone fruit character is complemented by a hint of vanilla and honey sweetness, which lingers into the finish.

TV33
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 8 Reviews
loose leaf Vietnamese Oolong tea
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A profusion of silver tips enhances the bold, handcrafted tea leaves of this unique Oolong tea selection from Vietnam. Fragrant notes of apricot, peach, and honey introduce the smooth, rich cup, which fills your mouth with its buttery mouth feel. An ambrosia-like sweetness lingers long into the finish.

TV44
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
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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Named after Queen Victoria, the Victoria’s Peak garden is a division of the renowned Steinthal Estate. In this 2023 first flush Darjeeling tea offering, premium loose leaf black tea leaves in rich tones of olive green are laced with silvery tips. A full, lively mouth feel enhances the sweet floral character, which is complemented by juicy notes of pineapple and tropical fruit. Nuances of corn silk and honey linger long into the crisp finish.

TD223
The average rating for this product is 3 out of 5 stars 1 Review
USDA Organic Vanilla Rooibos organic loose leaf herbal tea
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This organic South African Rooibos is blended with Bourbon vanilla bits, marigold petals and natural flavoring. Delicious hot or iced, you may enjoy this herbal infusion neat or with your favorite milk and sweetener.

BA38
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 13 Reviews
Vanilla loose leaf black tea
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This naturally flavored, whole-leaf black tea is smooth and rich with creamy vanilla flavor. The aroma is fragrant with notes of sweet vanilla bean. Enjoy this decadent treat any time of day.

NF90
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
Upton Mug & Sampler Custom Gift Set
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This deluxe gift set includes our Upton Signature Mug and your choice of one 4-tin Sampler Set from the multiple option list. Beautifully packaged in our blue gift box.

Please note that Sampler Sets cannot be personalized.

GS44
Upton Mug & Sampler Custom Gift Set
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This gift set pairs your choice of 2 Sampler Sets from the multiple option list. Beautifully packaged in our blue gift box.

Please note that Sampler Sets cannot be personalized.

USDA Organic organic herbal blend
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A pronounced lemon fragrance introduces this caffeine-free, organic herbal blend. The smoothness of apple, the zest of turmeric and the freshness of lemon weave together to create a delicious tapestry of flavors. This tisane is delightful hot or iced.

BH100
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 22 Reviews
Tropical Fruit loose leaf black tea
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A melange of dried papaya, passion fruit and pineapple, blended with a rich black tea, creates a decadent tropical fruit experience. Fragrant and sweet, this tea is wonderful hot or iced.

TF92
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 10 Reviews
Traditional Masala Chai loose leaf tea
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A traditional Indian spiced tea recipe with a warm and robust character. The full flavor notes of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and clove hold up to milk and honey, the traditional way to take this tea.

This tea is the perfect choice to enjoy with a spoonful of our Tupelo Honey.

TE30
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 38 Reviews
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
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 34 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
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 14 Reviews
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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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
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
Tindharia Estate First Flush FTGFOP1 (2022 EX-1) Darjeeling
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Harvested on March 8, 2022, this is the very first plucking of the first flush season at Tindharia Estate. A profusion of downy silver tips decorate the olive-green leaves, which produce a fragrant golden liquor redolent with buttery floral notes suggestive of honeysuckle. The silky smooth cup fills your mouth with a lively feel that awakens the palate. Classic floral notes pair with a fruity sweetness reminiscent of juicy pineapple, which linger into the crisp finish. A truly delightful way to enjoy a tea moment at any time of day.

TD204
USDA Organic loose leaf Indian green tea
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This organic Darjeeling green tea is a great choice for those looking for a green tea with less vegetal flavor. The aroma is fresh and delicate with sweet melon hints. The pale golden cup is light and refreshing with hints of tropical fruit and flowers, supported by a silky smooth mouth feel. The finish is crisp and lingering.

TDG3
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews
China loose leaf Oolong tea
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The loosely rolled leaves of this finest grade of China Tie-Guan-Yin Oolong produce a pale golden cup with a full, buttery mouth feel. A sweet, floral fragrance introduces notes of dried fruit and a hint of honeysuckle in the flavor. The finish lingers with a light toastiness.

ZO88
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 8 Reviews
Loose leaf Tie-Guan-Yin Imperial Oolong tea
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The dry leaves of this top-quality Oolong offering are fragrant and expertly rolled, producing a sparkling gold liquor with a sweet floral aroma. Notes of orchid are complemented by a buttery mouth feel in the silky smooth cup. Hints of honey lend a richness to the lingering finish. This tea is a great choice for multiple steepings.

ZO33
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
loose leaf melange russe tea
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This naturally flavored selection is the perfect balance of bergamot, stone fruit and black tea flavor with a dollop of vanilla sweetness. Light hints of bergamot and a whisper of anise complement the distinctly sweet aroma. The cup is medium-bodied with a smooth creamy mouth feel and lingering finish.

NT77
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 13 Reviews
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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In this superb second flush Darjeeling selection, warm notes of toast and fruit weave together in the fragrant aroma, reminiscent of stone fruit jam on toast. This rich combination reveals itself in the silky smooth flavor as well, complemented by hints of spice that linger into the finish. Try a splash of milk to enhance this tea’s great qualities.

TD201
The average rating for this product is 3.5 out of 5 stars 3 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 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 tea and filter bags
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Start your tea journey with this specially curated loose leaf herbal teas for beginners. This tea flight set contains 5 herbal tea samples and a box of Finum Filter Bags (100) with Stick (AI45). Each tea sample will make approximately 4-6 cups. Tea glass sold separately. Grab your tea flight and enjoy your journey.

SK03: Herbal Tea
BA38: Vanilla Rooibos Organic (South Africa)
BH51: Chamomile Organic (Egypt)
BH46: Peppermint Organic (Germany)
BH18: Lemon-Ginger Blend (Germany)
NF60: Rote Grutze (Germany)

Please note that substitutions may be made according to seasonal availability.

SK03
loose leaf tea and filter bags
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Start your tea journey with this specially curated loose leaf green tea set for beginners. This tea flight contains 5 green tea samples and a box of Finum Filter Bags (100) with Stick (AI45). Each tea sample will make approximately 4-6 cups. Tea glass sold separately. Grab your flight and enjoy your journey.

SK02: Green Tea
TJ10: Japanese Sencha (Japan)
ZG18: Chun Mee Moon Palace Organic (China)
TC38: Idulgashinna Estate OP1 Green Organic (Sri Lanka)
ZG14: Young Hyson Imperial Organic (China)
TR55: Korean Green Tea Jung-Jak Organic (Korea)

Please note that substitutions may be made according to seasonal availability.

SK02
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf tea and filter bags
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Start your tea journey with this specially curated loose leaf black tea set for beginners. This tea flight contains 5 black tea samples and a box of Finum Filter Bags (100) with Stick (AI45). Each tea sample will make approximately 4-6 cups. Tea glass sold separately. Grab your flight and enjoy your journey.

SK01: The Black Tea Flight for Beginners contains:
TD50: No. 1 Tippy Orthodox Darjeeling (India)
TA40: Tippy Orthodox GFOP Assam (India)
TC05: Ceylon BOP (Sri Lanka)
TK12: Rukeri Estate Rwanda BOP (Africa)
ZY45: Yunnan FBOP (China)

Please note that substitutions may be made according to seasonal availability.

SK01
USDA Organic Organic loose leaf green tea
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Tamaryokucha, literally translated as "coiled tea", is a superb, handcrafted green tea that has a full, complex flavor. Vegetal notes and a pleasing pungency are accentuated by hints of dark berries and a sweet aftertaste. This organic offering was produced in Takachiho, Miyazaki, from the Yabukita cultivar.

TJ88
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews
flavored loose leaf black tea
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New lot arriving in early spring
Decorated with dried orange peels, this naturally flavored black tea is redolent with the scent and flavor of a freshly squeezed orange. The citrus notes provide a delicious accent to the smooth tea base, which finishes on a crisp, clean note.

NF50
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 10 Reviews
Taiwan loose leaf black tea
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Formosa Keemun has a unique style that has attracted a dedicated following. This selection has the characteristic Oolong notes and gentle smokiness of this tea. It also has the lighter-colored leaf and infusion of our original Formosa Keemun from several years ago. Recommended for those seeking a divergence from traditional China Keemun.

TT51
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 9 Reviews
Sungma Tea Estate Second Flush Darjeeling FTGFOP1 CH (2023 DJ-93)
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Located in the Rung Bong valley at altitudes ranging from 3,500 to 5,500 feet, the Sungma Estate was first planted in the 1860s. This 2023 second flush Darjeeling selection offers a smooth, medium-bodied cup with a sweet, toasty aroma, hinting of oak and cedar with a whisper of vanilla. The mahogany-colored liquor exhibits a classic muscatel bouquet, enhanced by a honey sweetness and complemented by woody/toasty hints. The finish is clean and refreshing with an appealing bittersweet quality.

TD227
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf Formosa black tea
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Produced from the unique Ruby #18 cultivar, developed by cross breeding a wild Formosa tea plant varietal with a Burmese/Assam strain, this outstanding black tea hails from the Sun Moon Lake region in Nantou County, Taiwan. The long, dark, wiry leaves yield a complex, hearty liquor with a velvety smooth mouth feel. The fragrant aroma reveals layers of cinnamon, raisin, fig, vanilla, and plum, which harmonize with notes of bread pudding, baked apple, and a subtle malty hint in the full-bodied cup. A lingering caramelized brown sugar note provides a complement to a crisp snap of clove in the finish. Steep longer for deeper flavor and a stronger cup. This delightful Formosa black tea is a staff favorite, and we are honored to offer it to you in celebration of Upton Tea Imports' 35th anniversary.

TT90
loose leaf flavored black tea
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A rich, full-bodied black tea provides a premium base for this naturally flavored selection. Refreshing notes of citrus fruit are prominent in both the aroma and the dark amber cup. Tiny juniper berries lend a crisp counterpoint to the lingering sweetness. Great hot or iced.

NT55
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 19 Reviews
Loose leaf sticky rice China pu-erh tea
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This selection is a mixture of Shou Pu-Erh and the Nuo Mi Xiang herb. When infused, the liquor yields an earthy aroma with hints of cinnamon. The earthy flavor emerges in the cup, along with notes of dark molasses and honey. Each square or heart-shaped (as available) piece will yield approximately two cups of tea.

ZH34
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 20 Reviews
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