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 Poobong First Flush 2018 is a brisk First Flush Darjeeling from Poobong Tea Estate picked in spring 2018. The tippy leaves produce a golden liquor with a lovely muscatel character. The light flavours are a little floral, with mineral and citrus notes and a long lasting aftertaste.
Tsukigase Yamatomidori Wakocha is an unusual Japanese black tea, made from Yamatomidori cultivar grown in Tsukigase Village in Nara. The smooth taste has a pronounced combination of stony, mineral and savoury notes with a sweet and tangy citrus 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.
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.
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.
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.