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)
Queen's China Oolong
There is no doubt this is one of the best Oolongs in the world, every sip packed with flavour, why not indulge yourself with the tastes and aromas befitting of an Empress.
While most people associate Imperial China with its long succession of Emperors, Empress Dowager Longyu, lived from 1868 to 1913 and her favourite tea was known to be a Dan Chong grade Oolong.
This Dowager prized Dan Cong is grown and manufactured exclusively in Guangdong Province, for its ability to naturally imitate the fragrances and flavours of the various fruits and flowers that grow near the tea gardens. Longyu's favourite was Queen's China Oolong. This remarkable tea boasts clean, delicate notes of orchid – balanced astringency and a long clean finish.
(Like all Oolong teas, Queen's Oolong is semi-fermented, meaning it falls somewhere between green and black teas in terms of colour, strength and flavour.)
Producing Oolong is an intricate process that involves rolling freshly plucked leaf followed by a brief fermentation period.
Once the leaves have begun to turn brown, they are fired under high heat to capture the unique and highly intricate flavour profiles.
A great thing about Oolong is that the shorter firing captures more of the floral and fruity the character. Longer firing produces teas with a richer, amber cup and bakery notes.
Many Dan Cong varieties are noted for their various characters - orange blossom, almond, ginger, etc
From the first sip, it becomes abundantly clear why this tea was a royal favourite. Perfectly proportionate with zingy lingering floral notes. Words really do fall short attempting to describe this tea, why not treat yourself or a friend to this sublime tea and leave a review with your taste notes.
Ingredients: Oolong tea
Region: Guangdong Province
Caffeine Guide: Low
Growing Altitudes: 1000 – 2500 feet above sea level
Antioxidant Content: High
Grade: Dan Chong Xiang Xue
Infusion Colour: Tending light amber
Process: Semi-fermented, Traditional process, small batches
Taste: Bright orchid-like flavour
batch crafted and formed, Hand sorted.