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. Winner of a 1* Great Taste Award in 2020.
Huo Shan Huang Ya is a famous tea from Jin Ji Shan in Huo Shan County. It undergoes a Men Huang process of piling and steaming to mellow the flavours. Resulting tippy leaves produce a smooth light liquor with a thick mouthfeel and vegetal, savoury and nutty notes.
Kirishima Sencha is a balanced organic tea from Kirishima in Kagoshima Prefecture. Made from Yabukita cultivar plants, it produces a bright emerald liquor with a light grassy aroma. The smooth, vegetal flavour has sweet buttery notes with a slightly savoury edge.
Meishan Hong Shui Red Water Oolong is a complex high mountain tea from Taiwan. Tightly rolled dark leaves undergo multiple roasting to produce a complex and fragrant liquor. The taste is smooth and balanced with floral, sweet and toasty notes and a tangy aftertaste. Winner of a 2* Great Taste Award in 2018.
Ceylon New Vithanakande 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. Winner of a 2* Great Taste Award in 2022.
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.