Darjeeling refers to a hilly district in West Bengal state in northeast India, bordering Bhutan and Nepal. Teas grown here tend to use a small-leaved Chinese variety. Combined with high altitudes, the resulting drink is lighter than most black teas.
Welcome to our September 2017 edition of our tea subscription! As ever we have four new and exciting teas to share with our subscribers this month. The first light tea for September is Dong Cheon Daejak Nokcha, a wonderfully unique and unusual green tea from South Korea with a captivating… Read more
Welcome to July 2017 Curious Tea subscriptions! As always we have some new and exciting teas to share with our subscribers this month. The first tea is a one-off Mi Xian ‘Honey’ GABA Oolong, an unusual find from Taiwan that acquired a lovely honey character from unique weather patterns in… Read more
Here is another month of Curious Tea subscriptions! This December we have an excellent selection of fantastic teas for you to try. We have selected the following four teas this month: a modern Chinese green tea classic, the Tai Ping Hou Kui, known as Peaceful Monkey King; a wonderfully complex… Read more
It’s time for another month of Curious Tea subscriptions! We have an intriguing selection for August for you to try. We have selected the following four teas for you this month: a Chinese tea straddling the divide between white and green, Xue Long Snow Dragon; some rather large Raw Pu-erh… Read more
It’s time for another month of Curious Tea subscriptions! We have a great selection for July for you to try. We have selected the following four teas for you this month: a real champagne of teas, a 2016 First Flush Darjeeling from Castleton Tea Estate; a delicate and floral Wen… Read more
Welcome to another month of Curious Tea subscriptions! This month we have very interesting teas for you to taste and hopefully these will help along with any healthy New Year’s resolutions! For the opening month of 2016 we have a very tasty and fun genmaicha (mixed with matcha) tea from… Read more
In December 2015 we are featuring the following teas for our tea club subscribers: Light: King Ginseng Oolong and Tai Ping Hou Kui; Dark: Dian Hong Black Pagoda and Darjeeling Makaibari Oolong; Mixed: King Ginseng Oolong and Dian Hong Black Pagoda. Welcome to another month of Curious Tea subscriptions! This… Read more
We get asked many times at food events – “do you have any Orange Pekoe?”. We’re normally hesitant to say yes, because sometimes a customer might not know exactly what they’re asking for. When we talk about Orange Pekoe, we’re referring to a wide range of black tea grades which… Read more
In October 2015 we are featuring the following four very different gourmet teas: A delicate Yin Zhen white tea; the rare Rohini Green tea and complex Smoked Oolong, both from India; and our first dark tea – Tuo-cha, a type of pu-erh. Light: Yin Zhen Silver Needle and Darjeeling Rohini… Read more
In July 2015 we are featuring the following varieties for our tea subscription club: two special greens from Anhui in China – Jin Zhu Mao Jian and Jin Shan Shi Yu; there is the outstanding Silvertips from Sri Lanka and a strong dark oolong from Gopaldhara estate in Darjeeling. We… Read more
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