Exploring the vast world of tea can be a lifelong journey, but every aficionado needs to start somewhere. Whether you’re supporting a fledgling hobby or sharing your own love for loose leaf tea with your friends and family, these popular picks are sure to delight any novice tea lover.
Jump start a tea journey with this curated sampler pack. These four teas represent the full spectrum of tea styles, from white and green to oolong and black. Each one has been carefully selected for classic flavor and a forgiving brew. With 7-8 servings of each tea, plus included descriptions and brewing guides, this eye-catching gift box offers all the essentials for discovering traditional loose leaf tea.
Making the leap to loose leaf teas can be intimidating. Without the right tools, even the finest teas can end up shoved to the back of the cabinet. Make steeping easy with this borosilicate glass infuser mug, which includes a laser-cut basket to contain even the smallest tea leaves, as well as a flat-topped lid that works as a convenient coaster for wet leaves. Perfect for experimentation, this mug allows a clear view of the steeping leaves, and offers precise control over infusion times.
This unique tea comes from the mountains of Taiwan, where cold weather at high elevations slows growth and intensifies the natural floral and fruity flavors. Picked during a short warm period in the winter, this oolong tea is uncommonly sweet thanks to the additional sugars sent to the leaves as they struggle to grow. We’ve sealed two ounces (or 14 servings) inside a festive red storage canister for an easy gift that is sure to tickle the taste buds.
Get serious about tasting with this competition brewing set, which includes a lidded cup for steeping loose leaves and a serving pitcher for the decanted infusion. Just like professional tea judges, new tea lovers can experiment with water temperature and steeping time in small servings to achieve the perfect brew, or use the glazed white vessel as a constant when comparing more than one tea.
This unusual black tea is sure to knock any tea bag drinker off their feet. Plucked by hand in Taiwan, these leaves were attacked by aphids before the harvest, inducing an enzymatic defense mechanism in the plant that gives the finished tea a unique honey fragrance, or mi xiang. The resulting flavor is simultaneously bold and naturally sweet, with a distinctly fruity overtone. This double-lidded storage canister is filled to the brim with two ounces (14 servings) of these whole black tea leaves.
Looking for a safe bet? This bright red canister contains two ounces (14 servings) of our best jasmine tea: Dragon Pearl Jasmine Supreme. Young white tea buds, naturally scented with ten successive batches of fresh jasmine flowers, give off a captivating aroma and a delicate, creamy mouth feel. Year after year, this is our most popular tea, so we feel confident in saying that any recipient is sure to love this charming gift.
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