Wrapped Gift Set Details
100g of your chosen loose leaf tea packed in a foil lined natural kraft bag inside a metal matt black Airseal caddy with neoprene seal for perfect freshness, measuring 14cm tall and 8.7cm diameter and holding approximately 150g of tea when full.
1 x very pretty and useful strainer in an arts and crafts style known as Empress net weight 31g and measuring 10.7 cm across complete with stainless steel drip bowl to catch all the drips
1x 18-10 quality polished stainless steel deep rounded teaspoon which is ideal for measuring the correct amount of loose leaf tea to make a perfect cuppa tea.
Weighing 29.3g and measuring 12.7 cm it fits perfectly into our Airseal tea caddy.
All gift wrapped in a sturdy reusable kraft presentation box with ribbon, bow and tag (Christmas tag from 1 Nov to 22 Dec and plain red rest of year unless requested)
An absolutely stunning tea, with a mild golden colour and a beautiful vibrant orange blossom flavour it makes an uplifting treat for the day ahead.
(Nonsuch meaning unparalleled) is one of the best Nilgiri district teas along with Tiger Hill and Glendale. The Nilgiri area is in Southern Central India is ideally suited to the production of tea. Temperatures and abundant rainfall ensure lush growth and perfect cropping conditions.
In the world tea trade, South Indian tea is highly valued, the estates are small and each estate’s taste profile is distinctly unique.
During earlier times the USSR was very active in the weekly tea auction at Cochin, bidding up prices to high levels. Tea estates maintained production practices that allow them to receive a return that is generally higher than most other tea growing areas. The peaks of the Nilgiris rise abruptly from the surrounding plains to an elevation of 5000 - 8500 feet above sea level. Tea was first planted on an experimental basis in 1835.
The climate of the Nilgiris allows tea to be produced all year round. The first flushes of the new season are picked from April until May and account for about 25% of the region’s total harvest. The 2nd Flush - accounting for about 40-45% of the yearly crop is from Sept to Nov, and lastly, the third flush is from Dec to Jan. The best teas are produced during January and August.
Generally, Nilgiri teas resemble better Ceylon teas but tend to be somewhat more delicate in their flavour. Nonsuch has a hint of fruitiness that is quite distinct to the Nilgiri area.
Caffeine Guide: Medium
Antioxidant Content: Very High
Growing Altitudes: 4000 – 6500 feet above sea level
Infusion Colour: Bright, tending coppery
Grade: BOP (Broken Orange Pekoe)
Aroma: Hints of fruitiness
Process: Orthodox (Traditional leafy)
Taste: A pronounced orange blossom-like flavour
Ingredients: Black tea
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Great tea along with a first class delivery service
Ordered a couple of different types of tea, they arrived the next day. Both are really good quality teas with nice big leaves. I need to order more again already!
I buy several varieties of tea from Teacakes of Yorkshire on a regular basis, all of which are always much appreciated by my nearest and dearest, and other random visitors. Not only is their tea of excellent quality, but their service is good and I never cease to be amazed how swiftly my order is fulfilled. Also their packaging always keeps the tea wonderfully fresh. Many thanks Teacakes of Yorkshire.
Excellent service. The order arrrived the following day. The ability to purchase taster samples is an excellent idea. TeaCakes Own Blend was delicious and we shall definitely purchase this next time.
The tea strainer looks lovely and does the job very well. The tea is tasty. Thank you.