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)
Quangzhou Milk Oolong
An unmistakable burst of wild orchid exquisitely balanced with milky cream notes, a superior tea that's an absolute must for Oolong fans. The tea is produced in relatively small quantities from March to December; in fact, only 80,000 kg are produced with about 60,000 kg heading for the export market.
Fujian Province China
One of the many legends explains that the first time this shift occurred was centuries ago when the moon fell in love with a comet passing through the night sky. The comet, as all comets do burnt out and vanished. The moon, in sorrow, caused a great wind to blow through the hills and valleys bringing about a quick drop in temperature.
The next morning, local tea pluckers went out to collect their fresh leaf. To their surprise, when the tea was processed it had developed an amazing milky character, which was attributed to the character of the old moon.
Milk Oolong, like all Oolongs, is considered semi-fermented, it is somewhere between a black and green tea. Over the years, production methods have remained unchanged for the most part although some aspects like withering temperatures have been automated and regulated. First, the leaf is plucked from gardens situated between 500 – 1200 meters and is produced between March and December.
Next, the plucked leaf is withered in air-conditioned rooms until it is has reached the desired level of fermentation. The fermented tea is rocked or sifted to sort the prime leaf required, and steamed over a hot fire. Finally, the tea is dried then re-sorted to ensure leaf quality and packed.
It's wonderful milky flavour is the result of a very rare sudden shift in temperature during harvest.
Ingredients: Oolong tea
Region: Fujian Province – WuYi Mountains
Caffeine Guide: Low
Growing Altitudes: 1500 – 4900 feet above sea level.
Antioxidant Content: High
Grade: Ti Kuan Yin Super
Infusion Colour: Tending greenish
Process: Semi-fermented, Traditional process, Small batch crafted and formed.
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Lovely aromatic tea.
We do like the oolong tea an acquired taste and certainly not made too strong, it still prefer our lapsang.
This tea is incredible! We like a glass of wine with dinner, but don't want to drink alchohol every day so have been experimenting with teas as an alternative. Oolong is very low in caffeine so would be good with an evening meal. This particular tea is quite unexpectedly wonderful! It has an extraordinary, slightly perfumed flavour and scent. Not like any other tea at all. It reminds me of something, and it might be lychees, I'm not sure.
I would say this tea is ideal with dinner, but I think I would hate it for breakfast or during the day.
I will certainly be buying more of this despite the price!
This was a repeat order because we enjoy Quangzhou Milk Oolong so much
Delivery was much quicker than we expected
Arrived quickly. It is a Christmas gift so cannot comment on the tea itself