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 Silver Needle is one of the most revered white teas from China. This Bai Hao version is grown in Fujian Province of China 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.
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.
Matcha Genmaicha consists of fine sencha leaves, toasted brown rice and superior grade matcha. Produced to organic standards in Japan, it is known as ‘popcorn tea’ for its distinctive and unusual flavour. The taste is a little creamy, with a distinctive toasted corn (popcorn) and vegetal profile.
Wen Shan Bao Zhong is a 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 Namring First Flush 2017 is a supreme first flush Darjeeling from Upper Namring Estate, plucked in early 2017. It is smooth and balanced with a light first flush character. It has a lovely floral profile, with chalky and muscatel flavours and top notes of exotic fruits.
Tuo-cha Pu-erh is a traditional dome-shaped aged tea cake from Yunnan Province of China. It has an earthy and peaty aroma. The liquor has a woody taste with a full and complex smoky character punctuated with a fruity prune note.