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:
Assam Latumoni Royal Gold is a supreme handmade Second Flush Assam from a small family-run estate. Beautifully golden tippy leaves produce a satisfyingly smooth amber liquor. The full and bright taste has malty, mineral and fruity notes with a tangy molasses sweetness.
Darjeeling Rohini Spring Delight is an exquisite lightly oxidised Darjeeling from Rohini Tea Estate. Mixed tippy leaves of this 2019 First Flush harvest produce a bright liquor with a pronounced mineral profile. The floral and stony flavour has almond notes and a clean, drying aftertaste.
Bitaco Colombian Leafy Black is an intriguing black tea from a relatively unknown tea growing region: Colombia. Neat leaves produce a medium strength amber liquor with a lightly malty aroma. The smooth character is sweet yet a little savoury with malty, stony and fruity notes.
Dian Hong Jin Luo Golden Snail from Yunnan Province of China is an award-winning tea 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.
Dian Hong De Hong Ye Sheng black tea 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.
Makinohara Benifuki Wakocha is a satisfying black tea made from the Benifūki cultivar in Shizuoka Prefecture. Mixed leaves produce a dark, ruby-coloured liquor. The classic black tea profile has malty, fruity, peppery and savoury notes with a tangy and lightly metallic aftertaste.
Santikhiri Ruby Ruan Zhi from the Doi Mae Salong mountain area in Thailand is crafted from a Taiwanese Ruan Zhi varietal and is akin to a dark oolong. The light amber liquor has a slight fruity aroma. The smooth taste has a tangy and stony profile with notes of honey and cinnamon.
Yuchi Red Jade is a highly distinctive black tea from the shores of Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan. Long twisted leaves of this Hong Yu cultivar produce a dark amber liquor. This is a complex tea, with clean, thick, savoury flavours and fruity notes of mint and eucalyptus.