DARJEELING WHITE TIPS – WHITE TEA
White tea is quite possibly the most delicately flavoured drink available in the world today. White Teas are generally associated with China, and in particular Fujian province, but for many years India has produced white teas of very high quality. This is a very rare tea from Darjeeling grown at between 6000 – 7500ft above sea level, each leaf is hand selected making Darjeeling White Tip is the of the world’s finest teas. The tea is produced using the two leaves found around a new tea shoot at the very top of the bushes. These are hand sorted and then gently steamed and dried under a soft heat. The result is an incredibly light fresh flavour with mild muscatel notes. Combine the unbelievable flavour with the facts that White Tips contains at least 3 times the antioxidant polyphenols of green or black teas, and has lower levels of caffeine, you really have the most marvellous cup of tea

ORGANIC WUYI ROCK OOLONG – OOLONG TEA
Organic Wuyi Rock Oolong is one of the purest teas from around the world. This rare Oolong comes from Mount Wuyi in Nanping Region, along the border of Jiangxi Province China. In 1999, UNESCO listed the mountain as a World Heritage Site in part owing to its outstanding biodiversity. According to the UN, Mount Wuyi is one of the World’s finest, intact, subtropical forests, and it is also registered with the Chinese Government as a biodiversity conservation zone. The climate of the region is relatively humid as Mount Wuyi prevents cool air from entering the valley, and the Nine Bend River meanders through the valleys below. This whole region is breathtakingly pristine and many of the plant and animal species are unique to the area.
Here grows the world famous organic rock tea, these tea bushes are ancient, having grown amongst the mountain’s rocky outcroppings for generations. Cultivation of the plants is almost impossible given the topography, so exceptional care is taken when handling and plucking the fresh tea shoots, light cotton gloves are worn when plucking and handling the leaves, which are harvested in small quantities, so as not to tire out the bushes. The fresh leaf is then allowed to naturally semi-ferment. Semi fermentation allows the edges of the leaf to turn while the middle of the leaf stays green. (This is the reason for the slight colour change from the edge of the leaf to the centre.)

MONKEY PICKED GOLDEN HUNAN – BLACK TEA
This Tea is grown in the mountainous growing region of Hunan province, throughout China it is known as the “”Tea Country in the South.””. Hunan province has been well known for centuries for producing some of China’s finest teas and Monkey Picked Golden as one of the best examples of the quality this region has to offer. In some regions of Hunan province, an ancient local custom held that the first plucking of the tea bushes were to be picked by monkeys, this was due in part to the monkeys great dexterity, which enabled them to pluck the highly delicate leaves, and also because it was believed that they brought good luck and would ensure an excellent harvesting season. This tea is grown at 4000-6000ft above sea level and is a Special Tippy Orange Pekoe.
Monkey Picked Golden Hunan has beautiful golden coloured leaves, as this is the colour of the very top new buds of the tea bushes. These leaves are plucked very early in the morning and then hand sorted during production. Try running some of the leaves through your fingers and you will find them to be exceptionally delicate with a slight fuzzy feel to them – you can be sure that with leaves of this quality the tea is going to brew a very flavourful and delicate cup. Prepare yourself for what may be the best cup of tea you’ve ever had in your life! This is a truly fabulous brew!

Please note all caddies contain various weights of tea depending on type.

All collections are gift packaged in our exclusively designed handmade Nepalese boxes and contain various combinations of our multi award winning loose leaf teas and tisanes.

Price: £32.00

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