Curious Tea All About Black Tea Gift Box contains eight small pouches of 10g each of eight 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:
Ashikita Izumi Wakocha is an unusual Japanese black tea from Tsuge in Kumamoto Prefecture. Crafted from the very rare Izumi cultivar plants, it produces a clear amber liquor. The lightly mineral taste has sweet notes of fruits and honey with a lasting floral and chalky aftertaste.
Boseong Sejak Hongcha Black is a superb early spring black tea from an organic plantation in Boseong run by the Choi family. The wiry leaves produce a dark amber liquor with a light aroma. The clean taste has a lightly woody, stony and fruity character with a crisp tangy aftertaste.
Darjeeling Rohini Summer Golden Tips is a wonderfully complex tippy Second Flush Darjeeling from Rohini Tea Estate. Beautifully made with plenty of golden tips, it produces a fruity liquor. The balanced taste has malty and sweet notes of plum jam with a juicy, citrus aftertaste.
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.
San Xia Ming Qian Hong Cha is an early spring Pre Qing Ming black tea from Sanxia District, made from a Qing Xin Gan Zi cultivar. The tippy handpicked leaves produce an aromatic liquor. The taste is savoury with sweet and tangy fruity notes and a lightly tannic spicy aftertaste.
Suoi Giang Mossy Frog is an artisanal tea crafted in small batches by the ethnic Hmong families from ancient wild assamica trees found at high altitude. It has a classic light black tea profile that is stony, mineral and malty with rounded tannins present throughout.
Tumoi Nandi Hills Black is a classic fruity black tea from the Tumoi Teas Cooperative based high up in Nandi Hills, on the edge of the Great Rift Valley. Dark amber liquor has a balanced flavour that is fruity, stony and slightly malty with notes of plums and a smooth aftertaste.
Wild Forest Assamica is a rare tea made from wild assamica trees found in ancient forests of Chiang Rai, on the border with Burma. Tightly rolled, large leaves produce a dark amber liquor. The juicy, tart taste has fruity, floral and malty notes with a silky-smooth aftertaste.