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)
Rose Congou - Emperor
Rose Congou, The Emperor of Teas is just so good it makes you smile after every sip. A non-broken black tea from China, complex and rich its character is exquisitely delicate when infused
Congou is now the generic name for a quality black China tea, but the original Chinese words...
(kong hu te) translated means (elaborately prepared tea)
Scented teas have been around for a long time and are produced from recipes passed down through the ancestors, before essential oils were available rose was one of the easiest scents to absorb, the blooms would be collected from all around the plantation and scattered liberally into the tea, today the process is the same apart from natural oils are used to speed up and regulate the process ensuring a consistently great taste.
The finest tea is layered with rose petals in carefully monitored conditions to absorb the scent of the flowers as the traditional method. When opening the bag the natural fragrance instantly fills the room. This would be a good welcome to the world of floral tea for the newcomer, but be warned scented tea will never be the same again.
Origin: China Caffeine Guide: Medium
Region: Fujian Province
Antioxidant Content: High
Growing Altitudes: 1500 – 4900 feet above sea level
Infusion Colour: Light with touch of coppery colour
Grade: FOP (Flowery Orange Pekoe)
Aroma: Floral - roses
Process: Orthodox (Traditional leafy), Small batch crafted.
Ingredients: Black tea, and Rose petals.
Taste: This tea is layered 5 times with rose petals, which give the tea a delicate and ethereal rose character
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Unlikethe rose congou or rose pouchong sold by some other suppliers, this has a really distinct rose flavour and aroma. Quite 'scenty', as you might expect, but it makes a refreshing change for an afternoon tea.
My wife had Rose Congou tea in a tea shop and I managed to track it down to Tea Cakes of York. We have tried other versions of Rose Congou tea but this one is peerless
Lovely top-quality tea, sent in attractive packaging, with fast shipping! Couldn't ask for more really. Thanks!
I have to admit it had taken me a while to decide if I like this tea. I bought it just before Christmas. I do find if very refreshing now I am used to it. Think it would be brilliant as a summer drink. Loved the mulled Christmas tea that came as a sample. Brilliant service from the TeaCakes team. Thoroughly recommend 😀
Excellent service, quick delivery despite the Christmas mail. Lovely tea, delicate and uplift, my favourite morning tipple.