Our Curious Tea Great Taste Awards ‘The Favourite 12’ contains twelve sample pouches of 10g each of our favourite award-winning 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.
Long Jing Ming Qian Dragon Well is an exquisite green tea from China harvested in early spring. The light green liquor produced has a faint incense aroma and a complex sweet and savoury taste with zesty vegetal notes. Winner of a 2* Great Taste Award in 2018.
Ashikita Zairai Kamairicha is an 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. Winner of a 2* Great Taste Award in 2018.
Kirishima 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 and vegetal profile. Winner of a 1* Great Taste Award in 2020.
Nu Er Huan Jasmine Girl Rings is an exceptionally made jasmine scented ‘art tea’ in the shape of small silver rings. Beautiful and strong jasmine fragrance gives way to a lighter sweeter scent on repeated brewing. The liquor is light and smooth with sweet, floral and slightly fruity notes. Winner of a 3* Great Taste Award in 2017.
Khao Hom Fragrant Rice Oolong is a 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. Winner of a 3* Great Taste Award in 2017.
Organic Milk Oolong is grown from a ‘Jin Xuan’ cultivar in Mingjian Township, Nantou County, Taiwan. This tea is not flavoured but has a natural mild milky aroma, mouthfeel and taste. The clean liquor has light and sweet notes of cream and almonds. Winner of a 2* Great Taste Award in 2016.
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.
Deep Baked GABA Oolong is grown and processed in Mingjian Township, Nantou County of Taiwan for high content of the GABA molecule. It has been heavily roasted, so it has a comforting toasty and nutty flavour with a tart fruity edge. Winner of a 1* Great Taste Award in 2016.
Dian Hong Jin Luo Golden Snail from Yunnan Province of China is produced by rolling tea buds into small golden coils, or snail shapes. The dark amber liquor has a savoury scent of rye and soy. The taste is sweet and malty, like a sweet bread, with notes of cocoa and molasses. Winner of a 3* Great Taste Award in 2017.
Ashikita Yabukita Wakocha is a unique Japanese black tea from Tsuge in Kumamoto Prefecture. Large twisted leaves of Yabukita cultivar plants produce a bright amber liquor. The light and sweet taste has spiced notes of baked wheat and stone fruits with a clean, tangy aftertaste. Winner of a 1* Great Taste Award in 2020.
Lapsang Souchong also known as Li Shan Xiao Zhong, is an organic black tea that is lightly smoked over pine, resulting in a pronounced smoky aroma. The taste achieves a fine balance between smoky, spicy flavours and mineral, sweet notes with a tangy and clean aftertaste. Winner of a 1* Great Taste Award in 2019.
We recommend purchasing this gourmet tea selection in gift packaging. This consists of an embossed gift box lined with mulberry paper that makes for an exquisite tea gift. This is the perfect way to present this tea selection to any tea lover.