Luxury tea company Newby Teas has presented a high-end gifting tea caddy for Father’s Day – but, with a price of £119 for each 100g tin, it’s one for only the most serious of tea connoisseurs.
Named after a Taiwanese mountain known as the frozen peak, the Dong Ding tea is an unusual, rich, smooth tea with notes of honey, melon and lilac. Newby Tea claimed that the quality of the tea was so high that each leaf can be used for two brews.
A luxurious gift for the loose leaf connoisseur, the tea is presented in a collectible black and silver latticed tea caddy with a scarlet ribbon. It has been released ahead of Father’s Day, which will be celebrated in the UK on 19 June.
Newby Teas creative marketing manager Gwen Hustwit said: “Oolong is to tea what Château Lafite is to wine. It is an exceptionally rare and spoiling choice as a gift for the sophisticated father. Oolong teas are extremely rare, taste delicious, and contribute to health and long-term happiness.
“Oolong tea – known as the ‘Black Dragon’ – is partially oxidised like a black tea, but retains much of the freshness of the green leaf. It is among the most complex teas to make. The master’s skill lies in ensuring the right combination of sun-wilting, bruising, oxidisation and wok-firing – the creation of optimal flavour characterised by sweetness, floral and fruity notes. Each of Newby’s rare Oolongs displays a different facet of this ancient tea type. Dong Ding, with its unusual flavour, is the perfect gift.”
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