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"Getting started with fine loose tea."
     If you are new to the world of loose tea, our selection of over 400 varieties may seem overwhelming at first. Hopefully, this document will help you make the choices that are right for you.

Where to Begin: Sampler Sets
   If you are not yet sure what general type of tea you like or are looking for, we recommend trying the Introduction to Fine Tea Sampler Set. Along with our other Sampler Sets, this includes several varieties of the basic types of tea which should help you discover what you like. Once you find a tea that you enjoy, you can look that item up on our website. Under the specific product page, you will be presented with the teaís specific category and a list of similar teas to try. From there, you should try samples...

Individual Tea Samples
   If you do know what you'd like to try (e.g. breakfast teas), simply enter that into the search box on the left, and most likely, you'll get a list of many different teas that fall into that category. If you donít, try modifying or broadening your search. We offer sample sizes of every tea (usually priced around $1) which will allow you to taste the tea several times before deciding if you'd like to purchase more. More about our packaging.

Additional Resources
   Before purchasing a tea, you may want to learn more about how it is produced or read a little about its history. Want to find out how to store your tea once you've purchased it? All of this information and much more can be found in the Online Information Library.

   Wondering what everybody else is drinking? Chances are, if everybody likes a specific tea, you might too! See the Bestsellers area for the current list.

   Still unsure? Simply Email us at, or call our toll-free phone number: (800) 234-8327. Customer Service representatives are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Eastern).

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"Upton Tea Imports was founded in 1989 with the objective of providing the North American tea drinker with the finest teas available. We purchase teas from reputable brokers and estates worldwide, dealing only with sources who are capable of providing top quality teas. We sell directly to the consumer, thus ensuring the freshest product and fairest pricing."