Curious Tea All About Black Tea Gift Box contains six small pouches of 10g each of six different black teas from around the world. This tea selection gift box is perfect for exploring the different types of black teas. We carefully handpicked these to showcase each tea and highlight how cultivation, terroir and processing play their roles in turning the camellia sinensis plant into so many different black teas with such varied taste profiles.
We recommend purchasing this tea selection in gift packaging. This consists of an embossed gift box lined with mulberry paper that makes for a fantastic tea gift. This is the perfect way to present this unique tea gift to any tea lover.
This All About Black Tea Gift Box contains the following black teas:
Darjeeling Namring First Flush 2017 is a supreme first flush Darjeeling from Upper Namring Estate, plucked in early 2017. It is smooth and balanced with a light first flush character. It has a lovely floral profile, with chalky and muscatel flavours and top notes of exotic fruits.
Bolaven Nang Bua Saa Dam is an unusual partially fermented black tea from Bolaven Plateau in Laos. Long twisted leaves produce an amber liquor with a light creamy and floral aroma. The flavours are complex, with light notes of roasted corn, tobacco, tart fruits and a tangy aftertaste.
Yuchi Wild Shan Cha is a rare Shan Cha (or ‘mountain tea’) that comes from a strain of camellia that is native only to Taiwan. Growing wild in Yuchi near Sun Moon Lake, it has a complex profile that makes for a very comforting and unique cup. It tastes a little savoury but is sweet at the same time with notes of honey, cooked fruits and peaches and a very clean finish.
Dian Hong De Hong Ye Sheng is made from an ancient wild purple leaf ‘Ye Sheng’ varietal that grows at high altitude in Dehong Prefecture. It produces an amber liquor with a sweet fruity aroma. The smooth complex taste is a little malty, tangy and spicy with notes of prunes and wheat.
Dian Hong Jin Luo Golden Snail from Yunnan Province of China is produced by rolling tea buds into small golden coils, or snail shapes. The dark amber liquor has a savoury scent of rye and soy. The taste is sweet and malty, like a sweet bread, with notes of cocoa and molasses. Winner of a 3* Great Taste Award in 2017.
Ceylon New Vithanakande Silver Tips is a classic high grade Silver Tips black tea from New Vithanakande Tea Estate in Sri Lanka. Neat black and silver leaves produce a dark amber liquor. It has a smooth deep character with stony and malty notes of fruits and molasses.