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Treasures of the Empire Giftbox

Sikkim Temi 1st Flush FTGFOP1 & White Monkey Green Tea

Experience tea at its most magnificent, with our pairing of some of the most highly prized teas from two of the great ancient empires. Relive the glorious days of exploration and discovery with the best from the Asia beutiflly packaged in a special gift set.


Includes the award winning White Monkey green tea. Grown on Wuyi Mountain in Fujian, China, this unusually light green tea derives its name from the way its leaves look like monkeys paws. Plucked and processed entirely by hand, it is fresh, mellow, sweet and fragrant.


Paired with the equally intriguing Sikkim Temi first flush black tea. Acclaimed as one of the best tea producers in India, the Temi Tea Garden is the only estate in the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Sikkim. It produces rare high-grown teas, similar to neighboring Darjeeling, but from distinctly younger bushes. The gorgeous looking leaves deliver a refined golden liquor with hints of ripe fruits.


£39.95

Net Wt. 900 g

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Only unopened buds and the youngest leaves are plucked, resulting in an exceptionally delicate and sweet tasting tea. The leaves, coated in fuzzy white down, are then shaped by hand to resemble a curved monkey paw. From experiencing the floral aroma, to watching the silvery-green, tippy buds unfurl in hot water, to sipping the uplifting, pale gold liquor, a cup of White Monkey is a rare pleasure.  One of the landmarks on Fujian’s Wuyi Mountain where the tera comes from, Jade Maiden Peak, resembles a slender girl. Legend says the Jade Maiden left heaven to live on Wuyi Mountain, falling in love with Dawang, an earthly king. The Iron Slab Demon told the furious Jade Emperor of her whereabouts, and the Jade Maiden, Dawang and the demon were all turned into mountains.

 

The tea garden produces only a small number of first flush invoices each season, and we select only the best batches every year. Sikkim is an exceptional tea in a region that produces some of the most prized teas in the world. A unique climate at altitude and rich, loamy soils produce a flavour similar to the very best Darjeelings, with noticeably refined spice notes. Neatly twisted leaves yield an aromatic topaz liquor with hints of summer peaches, lingering fruity tones and a trace of characteristic Himalayan astringency. Like all 1st flushes, this produces a light cup and with the classic astringency for which teas from this region are known, care should be made not to infuse for too long.

 

Using a heaped teaspoon (3 grams) of tea and up to 3 infusions per serving:

100 grams

 will make approximately

 100 cups of tea

50 grams

 will make approximately

 50 cups of tea

10 grams

 will make approximately

 10 cups of tea

 

 

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