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:
Bai Ya White Bud is an unusual white tea from Yongde County of Yunnan Province. Consisting solely of buds, it is processed similarly to a sheng pu-erh. The resulting liquor is smooth and flavoursome with sweet, creamy and dry grass notes and a chalky, woody aftertaste.
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.
Boseong Sejak Nokcha is an early spring green tea from a fully organic plantation run by the Choi family in Boseong County. The wiry leaves produce a lime yellow liquor with a floral grassy aroma. The fresh taste is grassy, with savoury seaweed notes and a lightly sweet 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.
Gui Fei Oolong is an exquisite beauty oolong from Zhu Shan in Nantou County of Taiwan. The leaves of this ‘beauty tea’ are nibbled by little green leaf hoppers. This results in a supremely unique wild honey flavour, with sweet, floral and woody notes
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.
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.
Ceylon NV Silver Tips is a classic high grade Silver Tips black tea from New Vithanakande tea estate in Sri Lanka. Neat black and silver leaves produce a dark amber liquor. It has a smooth deep character with stony and malty notes of fruits and molasses.