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.)

PEREGRINE 1ST FLUSH MOUNTAIN – CHINA BLACK TEA
The Background – Peregrine 1st Flush Mountain is an ex-tremely rare and quite delicious black tea from Yunnan Province. The forested wild hills of Yunnan are home to the magnificent Peregrine Falcons and in some of the remote mountain villages Peregrines are revered as a sacred and spiritual bird, and wonderful legends regarding them flour-ish, so naturally since Yunnan is also where to some of the world’s finest tea are grown there is wonderful fable in which a tea owes its existence to the Peregrine falcon! Over the years this extraordinary tea has come to be regarded as one of the best produced in Yunnan, it is manufactured dur-ing the spring Flush and is graded as TGFOP Special (Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe Special) – the cup overflows with vivacious maltiness and brews a beautiful golden cop-pery colour infusion.

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.

GTA2-GREAT TASTE 2 STAR 2010

Price: £32.00

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