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Upton Tea Imports


Web: www.uptontea.com
Phone (800) 234-8327
Last Updated: Apr. 12, 2018

About Upton Tea Imports

Upton Tea Imports is a loose-leaf tea company, founded in 1989, and headquartered in Holliston, MA. Upton originally was located nearby in Hopkinton, MA. Upton is the tea company that inspired the creation of RateTea; Alex Zorach started ordering teas from Upton and created RateTea as a tool to keep track of teas they were drinking.

Upton mostly sells single-origin teas, and often sells ones in limited batches; their catalogue changes frequently. Their offerings include many organic teas, certified by Baystate Organic Certifiers, as well as a few fair trade certified teas. Many of their organic teas are comparable in price to corresponding non-organic counterparts. In addition to tea, Upton also sells a few teapots and tea-related accessories.

Upton publishes the Upton Tea Quarterly, a mail-order catalog and newsletter which also contains educational and historical information about tea. Past editions of the Upton Tea Quarterly are available on Upton's website, going back through 2006. An incomplete archive going back to 1998 can be found on archive.org.

In order to ensure freshness, Upton tea packages tea only when it is ordered, marks the date of packing, and personalizes the labels on each package of tea ordered.

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Trailesque
(48 reviews)
95 / 100

It is always exciting for me to see a new Earl Grey appear among Upton's line up. This one strikes a great balance, with a light bergamot presence matched with a mellow base tea. This makes for an EG that tastes lovely and never irritates or seems too aggressive.

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70 / 100
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Osmanthus Oolong Se Chung

Style: Osmanthus Tea – Region: China
Feb. 13th, 2019

A pleasant cup - the floral notes blend well with the tea. Oolong and flowers makes for an odd but effective combination.

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65 / 100
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China Keemun First Grade

Style: Keemun – Region: China
Feb. 13th, 2019

This is a pretty mellow but still flavorful Chinese black tea. A little nutty and smoky, and offered at a good price.

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40 / 100
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Organic Gunpowder

Style: Gunpowder Green Tea – Region: China
Feb. 13th, 2019

Fairly bland Chinese dark green tea. Being organic is not always enough, apparently.

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75 / 100
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China Congou Panyang (Panyong)

Style: Panyang Congou – Region: China
Feb. 13th, 2019

Didnt like this at first but it has grown on me. It is best warm-hot not piping hot - that allows the full nuanced flavor to come out. Earthy with a little citrus.

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