Curious Tea ‘Every Tea Type’ Connoisseur Gift Box contains six small pouches of 10g each of all six main tea types. This tea selection gift box is perfect for exploring the differences and similarities between the different teas. We carefully handpicked these to showcase each type of tea and highlight how cultivation, terroir and, crucially, processing play their roles in turning the camellia sinensis plant into so many teas with such contrasting tastes.
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 connoisseur gift box contains the following white, yellow, green, oolong, black and pu-erh teas:
Yin Zhen Guangxi Silver Needle is a delicate and flavoursome Yin Zhen from an unusual terroir in Guangxi Province where the neat silver leaves are picked from Fujian Bai Hao cultivar plants. It produces a fruity and woody liquor with a lasting, clean aftertaste and sweet honey notes.
Huo Shan Huang Ya (Mount Huo Yellow Bud) is a rare yellow tea from Anhui Province of China. Waxy green tippy leaves produce a pale golden liquor. The flavour is light and smooth, with vegetal and fruity notes that are savoury yet sweet.
Ashikita Zairai Kamairicha is an award-winning unusual Japanese green tea grown from a native cultivar in Ashikita District of Kumamoto Prefecture. This kamairicha is pan-fried, resulting in a balanced character. It has a savoury profile and a flavour that is grassy and sweet with floral and citrus notes.
Alishan Milk Oolong is made from a ‘Jin Xuan’ cultivar grown high up in the Alishan Scenic Area of Taiwan. It has a subtle natural milky aroma, mouthfeel and taste. Clean and fresh tasting, with sweet notes of wild flowers and vanilla.
Assam Kathaldanga Royal Gold is a classic Second Flush Assam grown on the banks of Brahmaputra River. Tippy leaves are carefully hand processed to create a robust tea with a malty and mineral character. The clean taste has notes of molasses and leather with a tangy tannic aftertaste.
Haiwan Mini Brick Ripe Pu-erh is a 2012 vintage mini brick shu pu-erh from Haiwan Tea Factory. Each brick is a roughly 5g in weight and is loosely pressed. The liquor produced is a dark colour with a woody aroma. The taste is clean and rich with earthy notes of wood and walnuts.