Sourced from 3 different provinces, encompassing a range of terroir and flavors, each handcrafted by artisans of the leaf, our Emperor's Black Gift Set, ensures a rare taste of some of China's most famous black teas. We selected only the finest of the harvest for our Emperor's Black Gift Set. Sweet and full-bodied, perfect for breakfast and most any time of the day, our set is presented in our beautiful Silk Road Teas' gift box, along with an elegant glass tea pot, two porcelain cups, brewing instructions and a personal handwritten note. Some of the world's finest black teas will bring warmth and good cheer throughout the holidays and the coming year.
Our gift box includes 2 ounces each of the following teas:
Wild Wuyi: One of China's most famous oolong black teas, traditionally referred to as “rock tea” as it grows in rocky, mineral-rich soils with a limited harvest quantity. The terroir gives this black oolong its distinctive flavors and aromas. We find notes of rich cocoa and stone fruit. This tea has a real warming effect in its finish.
Golden Monkey: Our Golden Monkey is made in the traditional style - more to the look of the fur of a Monkey with a elegant flavor and robust aroma. The result is a round, full-bodied tea with cocoa and malt tastes that are evident with the first steep. Known as an excellent breakfast tea, it can take milk and sugar and it is enjoyed throughout the day.
Yunnan Black: An organically-grown black tea grown at the higher mountain elevations in Yunnan Province, this "hong cha" offers a husky aroma and a malty taste with hints of spicy notes. Full bodied, the leaves are speckled with golden buds giving your cup sweet and creamy notes. Excellent tea served for breakfast!