Gifts for Tea Lovers
Here we have gifts and samplers that any lover of fine tea is sure to enjoy.
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New! Take a journey through China's most famous tea regions, and taste the teas of the Emperors without paying an Emperor's ransom. We have found a delightful collection of Chinese whole leaf teas that are packaged in individual one-pot vacuum bags, delivering maximum freshness and enabling you to try the famous teas at an incredibly affordable price.
This collection includes one packet each of four varieties. Each tiny packet contains 6.6 grams of loose leaf tea, enough to brew a standard teapot, but - and here's an important bit - these teas are so potent and flavorful that you can brew them multiple times. In fact, this is how they are meant to be enjoyed, since each subsequent brewing presents a differently nuanced cup.
The collection comes with an insert explaining the history and brewing of these famous teas in greater detail.
In this collection:
- Westlake Tea, also called Longjing (Dragon Well) Tea:
Pan-fired green tea from the Zhenjiang Province (shown above right). Fragrant, sweet, and exceptionally smooth light green leaves.
Tie Quan Yin (Iron Goddess of Mercy) Tea:
Oolong tea with a uniquely complex 8-step curing process. Jade variety, harvested in Autumn, with a floral scent.
Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) Tea:
Dark green-brown oolong tea from the Mount Wuyi region. Invigorating and intensely aromatic tea.
Biluochun (Startling Fragrance) Tea:
Tiny, delicate whole green tea leaves, named for the legend of a young girl who gathered the leaves and carried them in her bodice, only to be surprised when the warmth of her body released their unexpectedly robust fragrance.
- Pu-Erh (Yunnan, Nannon Mt.) Tea: Dried and rolled and then fermented by a separate process, Pu-Erh tea can vary tremendously in quality and taste. We have searched to find a ripened Pu-Erh that has a fascinating scent and rich, deep and pleasing cup taste.
OPTIONAL: Paper Tea Filters for Brewing Loose Leaf Tea:
Essentially make-your-own teabags, these Filters can brew one cup or an entire
pot with ease. Zero cleanup; no "escaped" leaves floating in your tea; allows
full leaf expansion for a top quality brew. Includes easy-to-follow instructions.
Perfect for those new to loose leaf tea.
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This kit features two exceptionally fine Vietnamese whole leaf teas from Tam Chau. The first is a Jasmine Green Tea (100 gram, foil bag) with tiny whole leaves of green tea and Jasmine flower pieces. The second is our favorite Oolong tea, the Flower Oolong (100 gram vacuum foil bag) in a reusable wooden gift box decorated by heat-printing. To brew and enjoy these fine teas we have included a tall tea mug from IKEA and a spoon-style tea leaf holder with stainless steel mesh.
With the Vietnamese Tea Kit you can be brewing and enjoying some of the world's best Green and Oolong Tea as quick as you can find or heat some hot water!
Loose leaf tea has a devoted following. There's no wasteful teabag, and the leaves are often of a higher quality, since they are larger and more whole. This tea gift box is perfect for the tea lover in your life, and contains a selection of vey special teas certain to please. Contains Tam Chau Flower Oolong from Vietnam, Tam Chau Jasmine Green Tea from Vietnam, Thai Black Tea with vanilla, and a tea brewing spoon. Ships in a glossy black gift box.