TWG Tea Swings into the Year of the Monkey with Jasmine Monkey King Tea

Crème De La Crème | 18 January 2016


Set in the picturesque mountains of Fujian Province, a century old legend has it that monkeys were specially trained by monks to pick tea leaves on the steep mountains ridges of China. Taught to pick only the finest leaves from the top of the tea plant, these monkeys bring home exquisite tea leaves buds that yield an exceptionally fragrant and unforgettable brew.

In a befitting tribute and celebration of the tradition of tea picking, TWG Tea swings into the Lunar New Year with an exclusive blend, the Jasmine Monkey King Haute Couture Tea. Created specially to celebrate the most important Chinese festival, Jasmine Monkey King Tea is a marvellous hand-picked green tea composed of the finest quality buds and young leaves, blended with sensual night-blooming jasmine. This intoxicating infusion yields a mellow and relaxing aroma with a touch of floral sweetness.

The latest addition to the Haute Couture Tea Collection, this exquisite tea is packaged in the signature tin design. The sophisticated jade-hued box with gold embossing makes an ideal gift for loved ones to usher in an auspicious Chinese New Year.

Jasmine Monkey King Haute Couture Tea (2) (1)

Packaged in a luxurious matte red and gold gift box adorned with a silk ribbon, the TWG Tea Pu-erh Tea Brick is a perfect gift for the Lunar New Year season. Often regarded as one of the most treasured, expensive and collectable teas in the world, Pu-Erh is also one of the most difficult teas to authenticate. In launching their own, certified harvest from one of the most renowned tea estates in Yunnan, TWG Tea has revolutionized the tea industry once again.

The Pu-erh Tea Brick was created thanks to an exciting collaboration between TWG Tea President, CEO and Co-founder Taha Bouqdib, and the celebrated Meng Hai tea garden in Yunnan – the most prestigious in the Pu-erh prefecture. After selecting the finest grade of loose tea leaves, TWG Tea innovators oversaw the ageing process of the tea, which is shaped and pressed into unique, densely compacted disks. After two years of maturation, the resulting aged tea leaves must be pried off before they can be infused into a rich and intense cup that boasts an earthy flavour and aroma.

TWG Tea Yunnan Pu-erh Tea Brick (1)

TWG Tea presents a range of tea accessories from elegant tea tins, hand-blown glass, porcelain, stoneware and cast iron teapots, fine bone china teacups, saucers, creamer and sugar bowls, as well as tea filters and tea scoops of all sorts. Wishing you a joyous, healthy, and prosperous Year of the Monkey!

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