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USDA Organic English Breakfast organic loose leaf black tea
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A hearty blend of rich CTC Assam and BOP Ceylon teas, yielding a cup with robust flavor and a brisk finish. This is an organic version of a classic, bracing breakfast blend.

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

TB01
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 76 Reviews
Earl Grey loose leaf black tea
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China black tea base with bergamot flavor. Produced for the British market, this tea has less bergamot than some American counterparts.

TE10
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 30 Reviews
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Harvested on February 24, 2022, this outstanding first flush Darjeeling is referred to as ‘Jethi Kupi,’ an auspicious title given to the earliest first flush harvests at the Rohini Estate. The bright golden liquor is light and refreshing with a buttery smooth corn silk mouth feel. The fresh aroma is delicate and floral with gentle vegetal hints. The classic floral cup is embraced by tropical fruit and sweet toasty hints. A crisp, lingering finish completes an exemplary tea experience, imbued with sunshine and felicity.

TD202
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
Balasun Tea Estate Darjeeling First Flush Loose Tea FTGFOP1 (2023 DJ-7)
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The bold, meticulously crafted leaves of this 2023 first flush Darjeeling yield a lively cup with a rich, silky mouth feel. The candied floral aroma whispers of orange blossoms and a light herbaceous nuance. With notes of tropical fruit and flowers, the flavor profile epitomizes “springtime in a cup.” This exceptional offering finishes on a crisp citrus-like note, balanced with a lingering sweetness. A staff favorite.

TD224
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
China Keemun loose leaf black tea
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With its rich flavor profile and smooth mouth feel, this standard grade Keemun represents a great value for a China black tea. Hints of wine and a suggestion of smoke round out the earthy, full-bodied cup.

ZK11
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 15 Reviews
Ceylon English breakfast tea
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This full-bodied Ceylon blend offers a rich, toasty aroma and smooth, bright cup. The finish lingers with a hint of spice. An excellent morning tea, this flavorful selection is especially suited for the addition of milk and sugar.

TB18
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 21 Reviews
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 corn silk. 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
The average rating for this product is 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
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
east-frisian-breakfast-blend-looseleaf-black-tea
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A classic Ostfriesen blend of Assam teas. Authentic 100% orthodox tea blended in Germany for those who like a hearty, malty tea.

TB51
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 30 Reviews
Rohini Estate First Flush Loose Leaf Darjeeling Tea Moonlight FTGFOP1 (2023 EX-3) Jethi Kupi
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Harvested on February 8, 2023, this singular first flush Darjeeling tea is referred to as ‘Jethi Kupi,’ an auspicious title given to the earliest first flush harvests at the Rohini Estate. Beautiful silver-tipped leaves produce a light golden liquor that glows like morning sunshine. A sweet vegetal fragrance introduces delicate floral hints that bloom in both the aroma and the silky smooth cup of loose leaf Darjeeling tea. Notes of honeyed corn silk and lingering nuances of tropical fruit add to the complexity of flavor. The finish is crisp with a fleeting whisper of spice. The perfect choice for your mindfulness practice.

TD216
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 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
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 24 Reviews
loose leaf chai spice black tea
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Chai is traditionally made by simmering tea and fresh spices in highly sweetened milk. This naturally flavored version may be prepared like regular steeped tea, or the more traditional way by simmering 5-8 minutes in a pan of milk. Add lots of honey or sugar and serve hot or iced. This selection has pronounced clove and cinnamon notes that balance wonderfully with the premium black tea base.

NT33
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 14 Reviews
Ceylon BOP loose leaf black tea
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This choice Ceylon black tea blend offers a bright, toasty/woody cup with a full mouth feel and gentle honey sweetness. A clean, crisp citrus nuance lingers in the finish. A great value for your everyday tea.

TC05
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 20 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
loose leaf st. issacs blend tea
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A premium blend of Ceylon and China teas, the smooth black tea base balances well with the refreshing natural flavors of bergamot and citrus fruit. Popular in Europe, this Russian-style blend is recommended for an interesting departure from traditional Earl Grey.

NT06
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 30 Reviews
Lapsang Souchong loose leaf black tea
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Blended especially for Upton Tea Imports, this tea is a pleasing and subtly complex variation on a rich, smoky classic. The perfect gift for the Lapsang Souchong drinker who seeks a less smoky cup.

ZS90
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 13 Reviews
Mangalam Estate FBOP CLO SPL Assam Loose Leaf Tea
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This 2023 selection is a thick, malty Assam tea from one of our favorite estates. A bright aroma, with hints of spice and oak, introduces the rich chestnut-colored cup. Notes of cocoa and spice join bittersweet hints in the classic malty flavor. A whisper of molasses and biscuit lingers in the creamy smooth finish. Great with a splash of milk or cream.

TA172
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
USDA Organic loose leaf Colombian black tea
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This bold-leaf, breakfast-style black tea blend from Colombia has a warm aroma reminiscent of baking chocolate, with toasty hints. The dark amber cup is full-bodied and honey sweet with a creamy smooth mouth feel that sets the stage for notes of rich cocoa and apricot. The finish is smooth and lingering.

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

TSA8
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 32 Reviews
Taiwan loose leaf Oolong tea
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A lightly oxidized leaf that releases a delicate, flowery liquor. The sweet and refreshing taste is enhanced by the fragrance of lilacs. A truly exquisite tea.

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

TT88
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 15 Reviews
USDA Organic Honeybush organic loose leaf herbal tea
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This caffeine-free tisane has a pleasant taste, with honey-like notes and a mild spiciness. The complex aroma is full and inviting, with fruity nuances.

BA28
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
USDA Organic Matcha Gen-mai Cha loose leaf green tea
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This extraordinary grade of Matcha Gen-mai Cha is seldom seen outside of Japan. The components are of exceptional quality, and produce a harmonious, well-balanced infusion, which is eminently smooth. Toasted rice add a soothing, mellow quality to the complex vegetal flavor.

TJ28
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 24 Reviews
USDA Organic Rooibos organic loose leaf herbal tea
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This organic Rooibos has an inviting aroma, with hints of vanilla and citrus. The smooth flavor has notes of spice and caramel. We recommend this caffine-free tisane for drinking iced, as well as hot.

BA20
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 36 Reviews
USDA Organic Japanese organic loose leaf green tea
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Limited lots of organic Gyokuro tea are produced each year. This lot has smooth umami notes, a rich cup and a clean, sweet finish. It was grown in Kagoshima prefecture using the Yabukita cultivar. We are happy to offer this tea while our current supply lasts.

TJ81
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 16 Reviews
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
Cranberry Hibiscus loose leaf herbal tea
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A blend of dried apple and cranberry bits with hibiscus, this naturally flavored tisane produces a crisp, refreshing cup. A light apple undertone complements the tart cranberry notes in the glowing peachy-rose cup. Fragrant and fruity, this caffeine-free herbal tastes delicious hot or iced.

NF45
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 17 Reviews
USDA Organic Organic Chamomile
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This lot of Egyptian chamomile is organically grown. Whole dried flowers, with a high concentration of flavor oils, yield a rich, deep-yellow cup, buttery smooth and floral sweet. This organic chamomile is a caffeine-free herbal beverage.

BH51
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 11 Reviews
Loose leaf Magnolia Blossom Oolong tea
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This Guangdong province specialty is a lovely Oolong tea, scented with magnolia flowers. Alternately known as Orchid Oolong, or Yu Lan, this selection is a must try for those who appreciate a fine scented tea. The flavor nuances are unique, but hints of jasmine lend a recognizable character.

ZM65
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 12 Reviews
east-frisian-breakfast-blend-looseleaf-black-tea
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This tippy, whole-leaf version offers more complexity of flavor, while still maintaining the body and strength characteristic of East Frisian tea blends.

TB52
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 17 Reviews
loose leaf China black tea
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The wiry, ebony-brown leaves of this premium Congou black tea from Fujian province produce a very dark amber liquor with an enticing cocoa aroma. The smooth, rich cup tastes of premium dark chocolate accented by a whisper of spice. The finish is long and lingering with nuances of toffee. This decadent treat is the perfect accompaniment to dessert.

ZK101
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 15 Reviews
China loose leaf Pu-Erh tea
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Shou Pu-Erh tea leaves are crafted by hand into medium pearl shapes, which yield a thick, rich cup with an earthy character. The aroma is fragrant with hints of sweet toffee. Cocoa notes lead to a smooth finish, hinting of spice. Each 1.25" pearl will yield approximately 3-4 cups of tea. This selection is perfect for multiple steepings.

ZH05
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 3 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
New England Tea Fall Loose Leaf Blend
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This full-bodied, fall-inspired black tea is fragrant with pronounced cinnamon apple notes, complemented by hints of honey and clove. The velvety smooth cup invites that first sip with its cinnamon forward mélange of rich, warming spices, which supports notes of sweet apple and a whisper of orange. The finish lingers on a crisp note. This tea blend is the perfect choice for cozy warmth on a brisk autumn day.

This is a comparable tea to our NT57: New England Harvest Blend, now discontinued.

NT99
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 8 Reviews
Hibiscus Berry loose leaf herbal tea
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Returning in early spring
Rote Grütze, or Red Groats, is a sweet fruit blend, originating in Denmark and northern Germany. This naturally flavored herbal is a delightful melange of grapes, elderberries, blueberries, and hibiscus. A hint of sugar cookie sweetness complements the tart fruity flavor. This refreshing, caffeine-free beverage tastes great hot or iced.

NF60
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 44 Reviews
Decaffeinated Irish Breakfast loose leaf black tea
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New lot arriving in early spring!
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
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 40 Reviews
USDA Organic Peppermint organic loose leaf herbal tea
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Fresh tasting, highly aromatic, very round peppermint flavor.

BH46
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 16 Reviews
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
Chamomile Hibiscus loose leaf herbal tea
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A blend of chamomile, rose hips, orange peels, lemongrass, hibiscus and spearmint produces a naturally flavored, caffeine-free cup.

NH75
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 16 Reviews
Earl Grey Lavender loose leaf black tea
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In this naturally flavored Earl Grey selection, the strong Ceylon black tea base is well balanced with notes of lavender and bright bergamot.

NT12
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 18 Reviews
loose leaf Pu-Erh tea cake
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With a tea growing history of over 900 years, the Bulang Mountain range of Yunnan province includes some of the most prized Pu-Erh production regions. The aroma reveals a woody/toasty/sweet earthy complexity, complemented by hints of cocoa. The velvety smooth, rounded cup is dark and rich with notes of molasses, chestnut and a hint of spice. The clean finish lingers with nuances of cinnamon and clove. Produced from a large-leaf varietal, this 4 ½ inch diameter round tea cake weighs approximately 95-100 grams and comes packaged in our silver packet.

ZH101
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
Hillton Estate First Flush Darjeeling Loose Leaf Tea FTGFOP1 CL (2023 DJ-9)
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An herbaceous aroma is enhanced by a subtle floral perfume and sweet hints of brown sugar, which sets the stage for the rich, invigorating character of this 2023 first flush Darjeeling. A silky smooth mouth feel embraces notes of spring flowers and hints of tropical fruit in the light amber cup. In the finish, a crisp bittersweet note is balanced with lingering notes of honey. A tea lover’s tea!

TD220
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
Vanilla Assam loose leaf black tea
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A blend of whole-leaf Assam and genuine Bourbon vanilla. The combination makes a delightful afternoon blend.

TB54
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 12 Reviews
China loose leaf green tea
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One of the finest China green teas is Lung Ching (Dragon Well). The liquor is pale yellow, slightly sweet, and very refreshing.

ZG71
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 7 Reviews
Loose leaf blue flower Earl Grey tea
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New lot arriving in early spring
Decorated with blue cornflower petals, this naturally flavored Earl Grey selection has a light bergamot fragrance and well-balanced flavor. Smooth and citrus bright, the medium amber cup offers the perfect blend of natural bergamot and black tea flavor. A light sweetness complements the bergamot and lingers into the finish.

NT16
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 20 Reviews
loose leaf Japanese tea sampler set
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4 tins (approx. 35g each) of teas from the following green teas, depending upon seasonal availability: TJ10: Japanese Sencha, TJ21: Gen-mai Cha, TJ79: Kagoshima Kabuse Sencha, TJ16: Sencha Special Grade Yamato, TJ41: Ho-ji Cha Kamakura Organic or TJ22: Gen-Mai Cha Kamakura Organic.

Please note that Sampler Sets cannot be personalized.

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

SJ01
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
English Breakfast loose leaf black tea
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New lot available in spring!
This English Breakfast-style tea is a rich blend of Assam, Ceylon, and Keemun. The aroma introduces hints of Burgundy and cocoa, which are also present in the flavor, enhanced by a rich mouth feel and overall sweetness. With a mellow smoothness and lingering finish, this eminently drinkable cup is satisfying all day long. May be enjoyed neat or with a splash of milk.

TB30
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 21 Reviews
China loose leaf Oolong tea
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An outstanding Tie-Guan-Yin Oolong selection, with an appealing floral intensity. The attractive, olive-green leaves produce a fragrant, pale gold infusion with a buttery smooth mouth feel. Orchid/lilac notes are prominent in both the flavor and aroma, as well as a hint of honey sweetness.

ZO82
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 7 Reviews
USDA Organic China organic loose leaf white tea
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A special grade of organic white tea, this Pai Mu Tan (Bai Mu Dan) selection has a full complement of tender leaf buds. The dark golden cup is well-balanced with an earthy, herbaceous aroma. The bolder leaf style yields a liquor with full flavor and subtle hints of melon and spice.

ZW57
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 21 Reviews
loose leaf flavored black tea
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New lot coming this spring
This naturally flavored Earl Grey tea showcases a perfect balance between the natural bergamot flavor and the black tea base. This is a great choice for those who enjoy a lighter Earl Grey tea.

NT20
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
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Upton Tea Imports sources the finest loose leaf tea from around the world for your enjoyment, cup by cup. Choose from energizing full leaf black, green, white, oolong, and Pu-erh teas to refreshing fruit teas, soothing herbal teas, and more. Our high-quality, organic loose teas come from the most renowned tea-growing regions and estates on the planet, and are sure to please the discerning tea connoisseur. Discover the best Indian teas such as Assam and Darjeeling, as well as Chinese tea, Ceylon tea, Formosa tea, African tea, and loose tea leaves from other premium tea-growing regions. We are proud to offer over 400 high-quality loose teas at great prices with exceptional service. We also offer many of our best-selling varieties as bulk loose leaf tea. From matcha to mint and every variety in between, buy gourmet loose leaf tea from the top tea estates in the world at Upton Tea Imports.
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