The Pinnacle Collection captures the essence of Red Blossom Tea Company, offering nine of our finest Red Label teas and ginseng, and a complete set of teaware for the ultimate brewing experience.
Included in the Pinnacle Collection are seven 1-ounce bags of various Red Label teas, along with two 5g samples of our finest ginseng, plus our Essential Gaiwan Set. Each Red Label Tea highlights a different regional crafting style and flavor profile, together representing the full spectrum of premium tea. Also included is an informational card listing the varieties and regions, along with an educational video to watch as you brew! The collection is packaged in our iconic silver gift box with a red bow.
We periodically update the teas included in the Pinnacle Collection. The current box includes 1oz each of the following teas:
Silver Needle Reserve
- Our rarest white tea
, Silver Needle Reserve offers nuanced complexity, a lucious mouthfeel, and delicate notes of marzipan, rose water, and cream.
Da Yu Lin, Spring
- Our rarest Formosa oolong
, harvested in Taiwan’s highest-elevation tea region. Da Yu Lin possesses refined floral aromatics, a buttery texture, and deep complexity, punctuated by a naturally sweet finish.
Persimmon Blossom (Ya Sai)
- Our rarest Phoenix oolong
, Persimmon Blossom boasts one of the most complex flavor profiles in our entire collection, with notes of orchard fruit, crisp asian pear, and wildflower honey.
- Our rarest Wuyi oolong
, Heritage Beidou is descended from the mother plants that made its region famous. A series of masterful charcoal roasts give this tea an unparalleled smoothness and delicate complexity.
Qing Xin Red
- Our rarest black tea
, Qing Xin Red is crafted by fully oxidizing a variety normally used to produce oolongs; in the words of the tea maker, it is "a black tea with the spirit of an oolong". This innovative harvest is one of the most refined black teas we've tasted, with notes of stone fruit, citrus, and honey.
Wild Leaf Menghai Sheng Pu-erh 2003
- Our rarest Pu-erh tea
, Wild Leaf 2003 is harvested from wild tea trees in southern Yunnan Province. The tea has developed a deep, earthy body, camphor-like finish, and surprising clarity and sweetness during the course of its natural aging process.
Aged Tieguanyin, ca. 1986
- A rare heritage crop of Anxi oolong
from the early days of Red Blossom, Aged Tieguanyin 1986 has aged in San Francisco's gentle climate for over three decades. During this period, the tea has developed rich notes of walnut alongside the distinctive umeboshi
flavor typical of well-aged oolongs.
The collection also includes a 5g sample each of:
American Ginseng (Large, Sliced)
- A premium crop of mature white ginseng
roots from Wisconsin, our American Ginseng offers a classic flavor profile with an uplifting bittersweet finish.
White tea dish sold separately.