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fujian & formosa sampler

fujian & formosa sampler

Discover the sublime aroma and superior taste of our Masters Collection teas with a combination of samples that's priced 25% less than the cost of these teas purchased separately. Enjoy the finest in tea with substantial savings and free shipping. This set includes (though subject to infrequent change):

oriental beauty - Hsinchu Oriental beauty bears a clean mouthfeel that gently reveals each nuance like an unfolding blossom.
pouchong - Inviting sugary-floral nose, the pale golden liquor yields a soft, melting butter texture and uplifting honeysuckle aroma.
ali shan - Buttery and intoxicating floral aroma of honeysuckle and lilacs. Yields a layered, delicate cup, with notes of warmed sugar.
da hong pao - Rich aroma of roasted vegetables, sweet honey, river stones. Delicately spicy, rounded texture, and pit-fruit flavors.
silver needle - Buttery-creamy mouthfeel and a wonderfully sweet, honeydew melon note and a creamy cucumber lingering finish.
jasmine pearl - Refined, clear and quietly hypnotic jasmine fragrance, pleasantly soft texture and delicately dry finish.

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sampler set contains

oriental beauty - Beautiful leaves of white, green, yellow, red and brown make up this top grade Formosa Oriental Beauty oolong from Hsinchu County, in northwestern Taiwan. Highly oxidized, yet super smooth, the layered cup offers much to delight. Summer fruits like peach and nectarine, with a soft sweetness of honey and dwell in these leaves. Our Hsinchu Oriental Beauty bears a clean mouthfeel that gently reveals each nuance like an unfolding blossom, and a slight mineral finish.
pouchong - Pouchong is a lightly-oxidized Taiwanese oolong, celebrated for its beguiling aroma. As relayed by a tea master, "if there's no fragrance, it's not worth the effort!" As such, our Masters-grade Pouching has a deep and inviting floral nose. The liquor is a pale golden-green color with melting-butter texture, uplifting floral notes and mild, succulent flavor. The sweet floral nose lingers long after the last sip. Luckily, this tea offers a worthwhile second steeping, as its leaves continue to unfurl and release their treasures.
ali shan - Ali Shan is a beautiful green oolong tea grown in the mountains of Taiwan, where high altitude slows plant growth, concentrating in its leaves great complexity and flavor. Its aroma is buttery and intoxicating floral, reminiscent of lilacs, the mark of an excellent green oolong. The golden-green liquor yields a layered, almost creamy cup, with notes of sweet honeysuckle and a whisper of dry finish. Prolong the enjoyment with multiple, short infusions. Like all fine oolongs, this tea may be steeped many times.
da hong pao - Da Hong Pao is an oolong tea from the WuYi Mountains in the Fujian province of China. It grows defiantly in the gaps of the mountain boulders, which endow it with the highly prized 'yan yun' or mineral 'rock taste.' Our premium-grade Da Hong Pao offers rich aromas of roasted vegetables, sweet honey and wet stones. The liquor is equally intriguing, colored as warm peach brandy. Delicately spicy, robust and rounded texture, with pit-fruit flavors and subtle ripe peach juiciness. A truly thought-provoking cup.
silver needle - Our Masters Collection premium Silver Needle, or Bai Hao Yin Zhen, is made with fine silvery down bearing buds from carefully reared tea bushes in the Fuding area of Fujian, China. Hand picked, this precious white tea shows the care and skill of the proud farmers. In the cup, these extra fine Silver Needle buds offer a buttery-creamy mouthfeel and wonderfully sweet, honeydew melon notes with a creamy cucumber lingering finish.
jasmine pearl - Hand-rolled green tea from the Fujian province of China, infused with the delicate scent of night-blooming jasmine. Each pearl is made up of just one leaf and an unopened bud, which unfold to release a delicate floral fragrance, and a liquor of soft texture and delicately dry finish. While these pearls are not the largest or the most evenly-rolled we've seen, we could not pass up the complex elegance of this tea and its quietly hypnotic jasmine fragrance. A treat for the jasmine lover and tea connoisseur alike.

getting started

New to loose teas? Our IngenuiTEA is a wonderful tool to help get you started with the teas in this sampler set. Easy to use and clean, and suited to any loose tea, you'll wonder how you got along without one.

ingenuiTEA teapot
makes 2 cups

making loose tea easy

ali shan
ali shan
per cup: 74¢
da hong pao
da hong pao
per cup: $1.42

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