Curious Tea Around the World in 8 Teas Selection Box contains eight small pouches of 10g each of teas from eight different countries around the world. This tea selection gift box is perfect for tasting teas from different countries and exploring the world of tea. We carefully handpicked these to showcase each country’s production and to highlight how cultivation, terroir and processing play their roles in turning the camellia sinensis plant into so many teas with such contrasting tastes.
We recommend purchasing this tea selection box 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 Around the World in 8 Teas Selection Box contains the following teas:
Yin Zhen Silver Needle is one of the most revered white teas from China. This Bai Hao version is grown in Fujian Province and consists solely of hand plucked tender buds. The pale golden liquor has a dry fruity scent with a light and airy character that is floral and sweet.
Makinohara Kukicha green tea from Shizuoka in Japan is made from a mixture of sencha leaves and stalks, resulting in a sweeter character. It produces a green liquor with a grassy aroma. The verdant sweet profile has satisfying toasted notes and a slightly savoury aftertaste.
Suoi Giang Five Penny green tea, named after the Suối Giàng commune in Vietnam, is plucked at high altitude from wild trees. Carefully sorted wiry leaves produce a bright liquor with a woody profile. It has a lightly sweet floral taste with vegetal, smoky notes and a tart, drying aftertaste.
Khao Hom Fragrant Rice Oolong is an award-winning light yet flavoursome oolong made from a Jin Xuan cultivar grown in northern Thailand. It is scented with a local plant called Nuo Mi Xiang Nen Ye that is known for its taste and aroma that is akin to rice and vanilla. The light green liquor has a sweet and creamy vanilla flavour with a fragrant rice aroma.
Wen Shan Bao Zhong is an award-winning delightful floral green oolong (pouchong) from Taiwan. Large twisted leaves produce a light liquor with a floral aroma. Similar to a mellow green tea but without any harshness, the taste is smooth with creamy and floral notes.
Darjeeling Phoobsering First Flush 2018 is a balanced black tea from Phoobsering Tea Estate from the spring 2018 harvest. Neat tippy leaves produce a golden liquor with a typical first flush character. The smooth balanced flavour has a floral and mineral profile with citrus, menthol and muscatel notes.
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.
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 in Kenya. Dark amber liquor has a balanced flavour that is fruity, stony and slightly malty with notes of plums and a smooth aftertaste.