Offering the European Experience
Established in 1989 and located in Holliston, MA., Upton Tea Imports’ goal is to provide North America a service that was once only found in Europe. This tea company is proud to boast that their uncompromising quality of their teas and services garner the highest praise from their customers.
During their nearly thirty years of operation, Upton Tea Imports has maintained steady growth, accomplished by a steadfast commitment to offering fine tea to the world at fair prices.
Understanding that expansion doesn’t automatically mean increased quality, this tea company continues to focus on the little details.
Upton Tea Imports are setting themselves apart
This tea company is so serious about tea that their website includes a lot of information about the history of tea and why they set themselves apart from more commercially-focused companies.
Seeing as all tea comes from the same plant (Camellia Sinensis), it would be easy to assume that the variations are due to blending alone.
There’s an almost infinite amount of variations, such as growing conditions, pickings and processing; which result in more than 2000 varieties in China.
Upton Tea Imports would like you to know that they do not rely on so-called gimmicks such as fruity flavors, artisan or stylish blends and clever packaging. They don’t believe that tea should be redefined in order to be successful, as tea rarely needs this kind of assistance.
According to this tea company, a Tea history of over 5000 years is ample evidence that the popularity of tea is eternal. They believe that tea should be experienced, not reinvented, which is also a belief among many discerning tea sippers.
A visit to Upton Tea Imports’ website allows you to sort by country of origin, region, tea type and tea certification (Kosher, Organic etc.) Lots of history about tea is available in their Tea Quarterly newsletter as well.
Upton Tea Imports Tea
This company’s loose leaf teas come in a wide range of flavors and varieties, from rich Assam to bright and smooth Sencha. They also have on offer classic breakfast blends and rare varieties, adored by many novices and connoisseurs alike.
Holy Basil Purple Leaf Organic
Also known as Tulsi, this fine-cut herbal tea is organic, producing a rich cup with a complex, spicy character. Prominent flavors include pepper and anise, with hints of cinnamon and citrus. One reviewer advises that it’s a relaxing tea that is soothing to smell.
One of Upton Tea Imports’ black varieties is Himalayan Bliss, which is sourced from Nepal. Their black teas are fully oxidized and this second flush selection is considered to be a wonderful alternative to the more costly Darjeeling teas.
With a sweet aroma and nuances of muscatel and stone fruit, this darkly copper tea is rich and inviting. The mouth feel is said to be velvety smooth and fruity, with a clean, crisp finish and a hint of spice.
Colombian Wiry Green Tea Organic
Sourced from Colombia, this green tea is organic and made from dark olive colored leaves, which are wiry and long. A golden, jade liquor with an herbaceous aroma, this tea has a buttery mouth feel and hints at honey and cocoa.
Also possessing a clean, crisp finish, this green tea is great for those who don’t like a vegetal quality.
Upton also have a nice variety of tea tins, tea wares and accessories, including infusion tools and teapots. They also carry the Chatsford Service range, which includes teapots and strainers.
If you’re looking for an upmarket tea experience without the high price tag, you’re in luck with this prestigious tea company.