Sparkling tea box
Sparkling tea box
Cold-brewed sparkling tea is the perfect way to steep tea this summer. We have selected three of our favourite teas, each with floral or fruity base notes which are beautifully accentuated when steeped in cold, sparkling water.
Sparking tea is the perfect alternative to champagne and is lovely to serve at the beginning of an event or to kick off Christmas morning!
The teas in our Sparkling tea box are:
Giddapahar First Flush, black tea, India
Flavour: floral, muscatel, dried apricot, raisin
Giddapahar Tea Estate was founded in 1881 and been under the ownership and management of the Shaw family ever since its inception. Located on the gentle slopes of the Kurseong Valley at an elevation of 1500m, Giddapahar produces exquisite and distinctive Darjeeling teas from tea plants more than 100 years old. Its first flush teas (the very first leaves to appear in spring after the winter dormancy) are much sought-after. This accentuates the tea’s floral and fruity notes, creating a vibrant and playful, celebratory tea.
Jasmine Pearls, green tea, China
Flavour: jasmine, fresh cut hay – smooth & balanced
This Imperial Grade Jasmine Pearls green tea is made with 2020 ‘first flush’ leaves (the very first leaves to appear in spring after the winter dormancy) and fresh Jasmine petals. A unique steaming process is used to naturally draw out the petal’s fragrance into the tea leaves. The petals are then discarded and the tea leaves expertly hand-rolled into small pearls, sealing in the floral aroma.
Himalayan Royale Handcrafted Tips
Black tea, Nepal
Flavour: Gardenia, eucalyptus and pine ~ medium bodied & aromatic
Himalayan Royale Handcrafted Tips is Jun Chiyabari’s signature black tea. The infusion releases an opulent floral and citrus fragrance. Medium-bodied with a fresh acidity and notes of gardenia, eucalyptus and pine. Jun Chiyabari, meaning ‘Moonlit tea garden’, is a family run, high mountain tea estate led by brothers Bachan and Lochan Gyawali. The tea plants are set in small plots scattered between forests, bamboo groves, boulders and streams, at an altitude of 1650m to 2100m in Dhankuta, east Nepal. The terroir, the brothers’ commitment to organic production and careful processing creates rare, high quality, light and aromatic full-leaf teas. May 2021 harvest. Certified organic by IMO.
Each tea is 20 grams (the same leaves can be steeped multiple times) and the three teas are packaged in our small gift box.
The gift box includes a card to introduce the box to the gift recipient, instructions on how to cold-brew the teas in sparkling water, and our tea steeping and tasting guide. And of course, the teas can all be hot-steeped too!