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 tea 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.
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 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.
Darjeeling Gopaldhara Moondrop First Pick is a supreme early spring First Pick Darjeeling from Gopaldhara Tea Estate. The carefully hand-processed leaves produce a golden liquor with a bright floral profile. The smooth clean taste has creamy, floral and fruity notes with a soft mineral aftertaste.
Sítio Shimada Chá da Vovó (Grandmother’s tea) is a unique artisanal tea from the Shimada family tea garden in Brazil. Large assamica leaves produce a bold liquor with a smooth and malty profile. The flavours are malty, mineral and fruity with sweet citrus notes.
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.
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.