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Teas

Upton Tea Imports sources the finest loose leaf teas from all over the world for your enjoyment, cup by cup. Choose from energizing full leaf black and green teas to refreshing fruit teas, revitalizing herbal teas, exotic Formosa teas, and more. Our high-quality conventional and organic loose teas come from the most renowned tea-growing regions and estates on Earth and are sure to please the discerning tea connoisseur.

Scottish Breakfast loose leaf black tea
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Blended from select teas of India, Sri Lanka, and China to appeal to those who favor an eye-opening experience in the morning, this broken-leaf tea yields a cup with a round, full flavor, malty notes, and brisk character. A perfect choice to start the day.

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

TB14 |
$0.12/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 35 Reviews
ctc irish breakfast blend loose tea
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The Crush-Tear-Curl manufacturing method produces quick-brewing teas with full flavor. We highly recommend this blend of Assam teas for those who like a very hearty cup. Exquisite with milk.

TB12 |
$0.13/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 36 Reviews
loose leaf flavored black tea
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As the fiery colors of autumn blaze across the landscape, this delightful Chai selection will bring a rich warming flavor to your teacup. A sweet cinnamon aroma portends notes of warming spices that provide the perfect complement to the luscious pumpkin flavor. The finish lingers with a velvety smoothness. Add a dollop of cream and sweetener for a decadent treat! May be enjoyed hot or iced at any time of year.

NT35 |
$0.35/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
Old South Meeting House Boston Tea Party Breakfast Blend
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A mélange of China Bohea and Congou black teas creates this hearty breakfast blend, perfect for your morning cup. Notes of earth and red wine are complemented by a toffee sweetness in the fragrant aroma. The dynamic flavor profile features notes of earth, semi-sweet cocoa, and oak Burgundy, enveloped by a rich syrupy dark sweetness that lingers into the finish.

BTP1 |
$0.33/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 15 Reviews
Irish Breakfast loose leaf black tea
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A blend of Tippy GFBOP Assam teas for strength, plus a distinctive, bright Ceylon tea for briskness. This Orthodox Process Irish Breakfast style loose leaf tea is very flavorful.

TB20 |
$0.13/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 20 Reviews
loose leaf tippy orthodox darjeeling tea
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An exceptional golden tip Darjeeling blend. We first introduced this tea in 1990 and it continues to be our most popular Darjeeling.

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

TD50 |
$0.18/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 9 Reviews
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 |
$0.16/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 24 Reviews
loose leaf bergamot earl grey tea
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A rich, inviting fragrance introduces this naturally flavored, premium black tea selection. This is the third of four special teas created to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. The robust cup is smooth and full-bodied with pronounced deep bergamot notes. The finish is long and lingering.

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

NT11 |
$0.23/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 19 Reviews
loose leaf tea gift set
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The Perfect Holiday Gift! Experience the unique terroir of India in a cup of tea with our exciting new gift set, “Passport to Explore: Teas of India! This set offers four premium black teas to sample: TA40: Tippy Orthodox GFOP Assam, TD50: No.1 Tippy Orthodox GFOP Darjeeling, TN68: Iyerpadi Estate Organic OP, and EFT4: Nuxalbari Estate Masala Chai Organic. Beautifully packaged in our gold-embossed “passport” folder, this special gift set is sure to please tea novices and tea connoisseurs alike. Each sample size packet will yield approximately 4-5 six-ounce cups of tea.

GP02 |
$19.95
USDA Organic Assam GFOP organic loose leaf 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.

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

TA07 |
$0.11/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 39 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 |
$0.16/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 15 Reviews
loose leaf tea gift set
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The Perfect Holiday Gift! Experience the unique terroir of China in a cup of tea with our exciting new gift set, “Passport to Explore: Teas of China! This set offers four premium teas to sample: ZJ91: Organic Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearl, ZG20: First Grade Gunpowder Green Tea, ZK88: Hong Cha Mao Feng Black Tea, and ZO88: Tie-Guan-Yin Oolong Special Grade. Beautifully packaged in our gold-embossed “passport” folder, this special gift set is sure to please tea novices and tea connoisseurs alike. Each sample size packet will yield approximately 4-5 six-ounce cups of tea.

GP01 |
$24.95
English Breakfast loose leaf black tea
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A hearty blend of Ceylon and Assam teas, this tea is rich and flavorful, even with extra milk.

TB10 |
$0.14/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 14 Reviews
loose leaf tea gift set
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The Perfect Holiday Gift! Experience the unique terroir of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in a cup of tea with our exciting new gift set, “Passport to Explore: Teas of Ceylon! This set offers four premium teas to sample: TC46: Lumbini Estate OP1 Black Tea, TC57: Somerset Estate BOP Black Tea, TC60: Idulgashinna Estate OP Organic Black Tea, and TC38: Idulgashinna Estate OP1 Green Tea Organic. Beautifully packaged in our gold-embossed “passport” folder, this special gift set is sure to please tea novices and tea connoisseurs alike. Each sample size packet will yield approximately 4-5 six-ounce cups of tea.

GP03 |
$19.95
Russian Caravan loose leaf black tea
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A more refined version of our Original Blend Russian Caravan (TB60), this blend of choice teas from India, China and Formosa yields a smooth, satisfying cup with a bright character. Toasty notes and a light sweetness lead to a crisp finish. A great afternoon tea.

TB70 |
$0.24/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 15 Reviews
Hibiscus Berry loose leaf herbal tea
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Rote Grutze, 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 |
$0.18/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 14 Reviews
Decaffeinated Earl Grey loose leaf black tea
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The top standard of decaffeinated Earl Grey available, and by far one of the best we have ever cupped. Please note that even the best decaffeinated teas lack some of the flavor and complexity of their unprocessed counterparts.

TXE9 |
$0.41/cup
USDA Organic loose leaf Japanese sencha organic tea
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A sweet, delicate fragrance introduces this organic Japanese Sencha tea. The yellow-jade cup has a light vegetal character with savory hints of umami. A gentle sweetness complements the clean finish. A great value.

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

TJ00 |
$0.21/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 8 Reviews
Naturally Flavored Christmas Black Tea
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This naturally flavored black tea is decorated with orange peels, almonds, cloves, cardamom, vanilla and rose petals. A sweet cinnamon aroma with a light floral hint introduces a flavorful cup with notes of citrus and spice. The finish is smooth and lingering. The perfect treat for those festive occasions. This product contains tree nuts (almonds).

NT90 |
$0.18/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Rich and full-bodied, this 2020 organic second flush offering has a pronounced honey sweetness that enhances its complex flavor profile. Nutty/toasty hints complement notes of muscatel and stone fruit in the dark copper cup, leading to a silky smooth finish. This tea is a great choice for those who enjoy a splash of milk in their Darjeeling tea.

TD75 |
$0.28/cup
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews
loose leaf Assam black tea
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A thick, eye-opening character distinguishes this 2020 broken-leaf offering. Starting with a toasty/malty aroma, the flavor unfolds to reveal layers of rich malt, cocoa, honey and dry red wine, complemented by a lively, lingering finish.

TA141 |
$0.25/cup
loose leaf China Oolong
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Dark olive-green leaves are loosely rolled and enhanced with natural honey flavoring in this unique Chinese Oolong offering. The aroma is redolent with pronounced buttery honey notes, complemented by hints of apricot. The pale golden cup blooms with prominent notes of honey and flowers, sweetened with hints of stone fruit. The finish is smooth and lingering.

ZO77 |
$0.37/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews
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 |
$0.14/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 13 Reviews
USDA Organic Colombian loose leaf black tea
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With its robust character and full mouth feel, this organic black tea selection from Colombia is a great morning eye opener. Notes of sweet milk chocolate predominate in both the aroma and the dark ruby copper cup. Hints of Burgundy and malt provide a lively complement to the rich flavor. A smooth finish completes an exceptional tea experience. A staff favorite.

TSA6 |
$0.24/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 27 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 7 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 |
$0.48/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
USDA Organic Organic Chamomile
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This new 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. A caffeine-free beverage.

BH51 |
$0.28/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
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 |
$0.35/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 6 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 |
$0.40/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
Lapsang Souchong loose leaf black tea
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The best China Lapsang Souchong we have found. To our knowledge, we are the only importer of this grade of Lapsang Souchong tea. Superior in flavor. Very smoky, yet quite mellow.

ZS80 |
$0.20/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 25 Reviews
Loose leaf blue flower Earl Grey tea
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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 |
$0.20/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
loose leaf black tea
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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.

Please note that Sampler Sets cannot be personalized.

SM30 |
$24.50
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
USDA Organic Organic lemon ginger blend loose tea
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The perfect marriage of lemon and ginger creates this spicy, invigorating blend, great for any time of day. Contains organic ginger pieces, organic lemongrass, organic lemon peel, organic licorice root, and organic spearmint.

BH18 |
$0.19/cup
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 7 Reviews
Taiwan loose leaf Oolong tea
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This is the finest Jade Oolong tea we’ve ever sampled. Orchid, honey and buttery notes weave together to create a complex aroma and flavor with a creamy smooth mouth feel and long, lingering finish. For those of you looking for the best of what Taiwan can offer, this outstanding Oolong selection is highly recommended.

TT89 |
$1.57/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews
USDA Organic Ginger organic loose leaf herbal tea
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Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a widely used and very popular herb. Our new lot of this tisane is from India and has a zesty, peppery character. The liquor is slightly darker in color than our previous lot, and has a lingering sweet/spicy quality. A steeping time of 8-10 minutes is recommended.

BH15 |
$0.21/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
USDA Organic loose leaf herbal blend
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This herbal offering is a delectable blend of ginger root, carrot, turmeric, roasted chicory and beetroot, sweetened with licorice root. Warming and zesty, this caffeine-free treat may be enjoyed at any time of day.

BH11 |
$0.32/cup
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 14 Reviews
loose leaf tea gift set
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The Perfect Holiday Gift! Experience the unique terroir of Colombia in a cup of tea with our exciting new gift set, “Passport to Explore: Teas of Colombia! This set offers four premium teas to sample: TSA8: Colombian Bold Breakfast Organic Black Tea, TSA9: Colombian Oolong Organic, TSA10: Colombian Pan-Fired Green Tea Organic, and TSA5: Cacao Kisses Colombian Black Tea. Beautifully packaged in our gold-embossed “passport” folder, this special gift set is sure to please tea novices and tea connoisseurs alike. Each sample size packet will yield approximately 4-5 six-ounce cups of tea.

GP04 |
$19.95
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 Miyazaki prefecture using the Yabukita cultivar. We are happy to offer this tea while our current supply lasts.

TJ81 |
$0.58/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews
Mincing Lane breakfast blend loose tea
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For this blend, we paired a hearty Assam with a smooth and flavorful Yunnan, for a cup that is highly enjoyable. The invigorating liquor has a full mouth feel, subtle spicy notes, and a lingering aftertaste. While milk is recommended, it is enjoyable plain.

TB05 |
$0.17/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 15 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 |
$0.20/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 16 Reviews
USDA Organic Jasmine Pearl organic loose leaf green tea
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This rare offering is produced from carefully selected leaf sets, consisting of buds and tender first-leaf sets. It is then scented with the highest quality jasmine blossoms, which are later painstakingly removed to ensure that the quality of the leaf is represented in the cup.

ZJ91 |
$0.71/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews
USDA Organic Loose leaf organic chai namaste tea
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A wonderful blend of traditional Chai spices that may be enjoyed on its own or mixed with your favorite tea. Contains organic cinnamon pieces, organic ginger pieces, organic cardamom seeds, organic cloves and organic black pepper.

BH33 |
$0.20/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 7 Reviews
loose leaf Assam black tea
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Located in the upper plains of Assam, the Halmari Estate has been producing top quality teas for over 85 years. This 2020 offering follows that tradition with its smooth, bright character and sweet toasty/nutty aroma. The well-balanced cup boasts a thick, cocoa-like mouth feel paired with a black cherry sweetness. This tea makes a fine self-drinker, which can accommodate milk, if desired.

TA128 |
$0.60/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
loose leaf green tea
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A tin (approx. 35g) each of the following green teas: ZG30: Special Grade Temple of Heaven Gunpowder Green, ZG18: Chun Mee Moon Palace Organic, ZG07: Season's Pick China Sencha Organic, and ZG02: Season's Pick Young Hyson.

Please note that Sampler Sets cannot be personalized.
Teas will vary according to the season.

SG37 |
$21.00
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 |
$0.22/cup
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 9 Reviews
USDA Organic Peppermint organic loose leaf herbal tea
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Fresh tasting, highly aromatic, very round peppermint flavor.

BH46 |
$0.26/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
loose leaf new england harvest blend tea
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This naturally flavored black tea favorite is blended with cinnamon, apple, vanilla and almonds. The velvety smooth tea provides the perfect base for the warming cinnamon-apple flavor. A great fireside treat. This product contains tree nuts (almonds).

NT57 |
$0.20/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 Reviews
USDA Organic Apricot Honey Rooibos loose leaf herbal tea
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Pronounced honey-dipped apricot notes lend a rich ambrosial aroma and flavor to this organic Rooibos offering. Hints of vanilla, candied citrus and caramel add a delightful complexity to the dark amber cup. The flavor lingers long into the smooth finish. This caffeine-free treat tastes wonderful hot or iced.

BA22 |
$0.37/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
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