Newby Teas has released two new limited edition loose-leaf black teas in themed caddies to celebrate Chinese New Year.
The year of the monkey-themed tins are based on an 18th century Meissen teapot by porcelain modelleur Johann Joachim Kaendler – part of the world’s largest privately owned tea accessories collection, the Chitra Collection by Newby.
The nutty teas come in cinnamon fire and almond calm blends. Crafted using full-bodied second-flush assam tea, blended with real almond pieces and cinnamon bark, they have a smooth and malty flavour with a deliciously sweet aftertaste, the company said. The caddies use lucky colours traditionally associated with the monkey zodiac sign, such as blue, white, red and gold.
Newby Teas founder Nirmal Sethia said: “The design is said to bring luck to those born under the Chinese sign of the monkey. We love the teapot in our collection so much that we commissioned the design as an homage.
“Priced at £20 per 125g caddy, the teas are a healthy, affordable alternative to traditional gift consumables like sweets, chocolate and alcohol.”
In December, the company released a series of carousel-themed caddy designs from artist Sarah Perry, which were available during the Christmas period as a three-tin luxury gift set.
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