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Tea taster box ~ the six types of tea

Tea taster box ~ the six types of tea

Tea taster box ~ the six types of tea


There are six categories of tea: white, green, yellow, oolong, black and dark (fermented); and they are all made from the same leaf. The only difference is the way they are processed after the leaf is plucked from the tea plant, Camellia Sinensis. Each type has its own unique flavour profile. With our tasting box you can experience them all and find out which ones tickle your taste buds. This is a great box for any tea enthusiast. 

To make it easy for you or your gift recipient to brew the perfect cup of 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 six types taster tea box are:

White Pekoe Silver Needles, white tea, China
Sweet hay, sugarcane, lychee
These plump, soft downy buds are the first flush of 2018, plucked by hand in the Chinese Spring. After a brief wilting period, they are dried with warm wind that is tunnelled through the tea. This is a refreshing, sweet and nicely rounded white tea with a pale sun-set yellow liquor and notes of hay, sugarcane and lychee fruit.

Pure Bud Bi Luo Chun, green tea, China
Fresh cut hay, sweet and nutty
In the town of Mojiang, Yunnan, China, the first spring buds that emerged after the winter dormancy have been carefully plucked, processed and rolled for this incredible, imperial grade green tea. Bi Luo Chun means 'Green Snail Spring', reflecting the shape of the rolled buds. This is a very drinkable tea with a sweet, floral and vegetal aroma and a vibrant flavour. 2018 spring harvest.

Huo Shan Yellow Bud, yellow tea, China
Floral, grassy, mellow
Huo Shan Yellow Bud has been made since the Ming Dynasty in China (1368 – 1644AD) and was classed as a ‘tribute tea’ – a fine tea made for the Chinese Emperor. After plucking, the leaves are crafted with great care. They are oxidised multiple times, in-between heating, shaping and baking. This is a light and delicate tea with soft floral and vegetal notes and a subtle nutty finish.

Cassia Oolong 'Roi Gui', oolong tea, China
Cinnamon, dried fruit, apple, wood
Roi Gui is a unique oolong from the famous Wuyi Mountains in Fujian province, China. If steeped carefully, its leaves can be infused up to seven times, with each infusion rewarding you with different notes; think sweet spice, woody and fruity aromas alongside cinnamon, nut, apple, tree bark and dried fruit flavours. Roi Gui is known as ‘Cassia Oolong’ because of its distinctive cinnamon note, which sets it apart from other teas of its kind. Smooth and pleasant to drink, this is a very special tea.

Flowering Tea Cones, black tea, China

Milk chocolate, malt, raisin, light and creamy
Leaves and buds from the Spring 2018 harvest in Feng Qing, Yunnan province, have been hand-woven into these exquisite cones. When steeped, the cones bloom into flowers, releasing notes of milk chocolate, malt and raisin. This is a light and supple black tea with a lovely, creamy mouthfeel.

Haiwan Raw Puerh 2014, dark (fermented) tea, China 
Mushroom, mineral, pine - earthy
In 2014 in Yunnan Province, China, these leaves were hand-plucked, fermented then pressed into tiny cakes that resemble a little bird’s nest. The nests have then been aged for four years. This is a very earthy tea that has a fragrant, forest-floor like aroma and in the poured tea you will find notes of mushroom, mineral and pine.

Each tea is 6 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.