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Green tea lover's taster box

$45.00
Green tea lover's taster box

Green tea lover's taster box

$45.00
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From light, floral and freshly-cut hay notes to deep savoury flavours of spinach and green beans, with our green tea taster box you can experience the different styles of green tea, how terroir and processing techniques create of vibrant range of flavours and find out which type is your favourite. This box is perfect for any green tea lover.

To make it easy for you or your gift recipient to brew the perfect cup of green tea, you can choose to upgrade this box to include our tea glass infuser and long handled tea spoon, which comes packaged in our large gift box. 

The teas currently in our green tea lover's box are:

Genmaicha, Japan
Savoury, nutty, toasty, grassy
Genmaicha is often called ‘Popcorn tea’ and is made by blending Japanese green tea (in this case sencha) with roasted rice. The toasted notes of the rice complement the savoury profile of the sencha, creating a fulfilling tea that works well with food or on its own.

Cui Ming ‘Emerald Bright’, China
Chestnut, green vegetables, hint of fruit
Cui Ming means 'Emerald Bright', reflecting its bright green and silver-white leaves that are grown in the highlands of Simao, Yunnan province, China. These leaves were carefully hand-plucked and processed in the early Chinese Spring months of 2018. Cui Ming produces a bright, sunshine yellow liquor and a flavour of chestnut and green vegetables, accompanied by a hint of fruit. It is a full-bodied Chinese green tea that is pungently active in the mouth.

Woojeon, South Korea
Butternut, green vegetables, floral finish
Woojeon is one of the most famed teas of South Korea. The leaves for Woojeon are plucked from the tea bush before the tropical monsoon season begins each June. They are steamed then roasted (combining both Japanese and Chinese techniques). This process creates a full-bodied and fulfilling green tea with smooth, concentrated vegetal flavours followed by a floral finish.

Gyokuro, Japan
Seaweed, greens, hint of nut
Gyokuro, which translates to ‘Pearl Dew’, is one of the highest-grade teas produced in Japan. A few weeks before harvest, the tea plants are shaded – a process which intensifies the chlorophyll content and the deep-green colour of the leaves. Once plucked, the leaves go through more than eight different processes which deepen the flavours as well as the levels of beneficial amino acids. Gyokuro’s deep jade, slender leaves infuse into a pleasant, savoury tea with notes of seaweed, spinach and green beans, followed by a mild nutty, umami aftertaste.

Each tea is 20 grams and the leaves can be steeped at least twice. The box includes a little note card to introduce the box to the gift recipient as well as our tea steeping and tasting guide.