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 tea spoon 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 re-usable kraft presentation box with ribbon, bow and tag (Christmas tag from 1 Nov to 22 Dec and plain red rest of year unless requested)
TGFOP is a shining example of the quality teas being produced on Kenya's top estates.
The flavour second to non exhibits a round lightly malted body with balanced touches of astringency and bakery notes.
In some remote corners of Africa stories are still told of a great stone of undeniable beauty, it was once set in the Ephod or sacred garment of the ancient Israelite tribe of Issachar. This stone is mentioned in the Book of Exodus as the sapir believed by many to be the root word of the English word sapphire.
As legend goes the stone went missing from the tribe, it was then smuggled out of Egypt and carried from one town to the next through jungles and deserts until finally finding a resting place somewhere in the lush hills of Kenya's Great Rift Valley
A visit to the Rift Valley would have you believing the lightening theory. The unique weather means the region is peppered by strikes on a regular basis, with new nutrients and minerals deposited by the fires the tea bushes thrive.
The name of one of Kenya's most important tea growing regions Tinderet translates into English as The Place of Lightening. Tinderet also happens to be home to some of the finest teas in Africa, (it is no coincidence). In tribute to the legend of the ancient stone we offer a tea worthy of carrying the Sapphire name.
The tea is crisp and clean with a full bold body and mesmerizing amber hue, as a means of representing the deep blue colour of the Sapphire cornflower petals are added to the perfectly graded leaf for visual appeal and an added neutral mellow character.
Caffeine Guide: Medium
Region: Nandi Highlands
Antioxidant Content: Very High
Growing Altitudes: 5500 – 6500 feet above sea level
Infusion Colour: Bright and Coppery
Grade: TGFOP (Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe)
Process: Orthodox (Traditional leafy)
Ingredients: Black tea, and Cornflower petals
Taste: Exquisite, full-bodied Kenyan flavour notes with light floral hints