This gift box contains four traditional Scottish teas, all packed in a beautiful, full-color gift box. You'll receive ten individually-sealed teabags of each flavor, perfect for starting your day or relaxing in the afternoon. Each box contains the following assortment:
Edinburgh Tea and Coffee Companyís history dates back to 1812 when sailing ships brought delicacies from the New World directly into Leith. Today the Edinburgh Tea & Coffee Company is a thriving factory with a passion for blending tea and roasting coffee. From a company steeped in tradition, Edinburgh Tea & Coffee Company remains a family business and as such they have maintained the essential artisan craft of tea blending and coffee roasting, whilst bringing production techniques up to the 21st Century. Using only the best leaves from selected plantations, Edinburgh Tea & Coffee Company hand-blends their own unique range of fine Scottish specialty teas.
- Scottish Breakfast: A traditional blend of the finest teas from Assam, Ceylon and East Africa. This brews a rich golden cup of tea with strength and liveliness to waken the taste buds.
- Heather: There is nothing quite like seeing the highlands when the heather is in full blossom. As well as being beautiful itís also delicate and sweet to taste when brewed. A rich and malty Assam tea works well with this sweetness, and a dash of the best African tea lifts the whole blend to make a smooth and perfectly balanced cup of tea with a long sweet aftertaste.
- Irish Whisky: Yes, you did read that right! Whisky, and without the alcohol. Marinated into large leaf Black China tea, the flavor imparts the smooth, pure taste and smells of a fine Scottish malt. The whisky flavor doesnít have any peatiness to it. Instead, the China teas have a delicate hint of smokiness to them, which works in perfect harmony with the whisky notes. Best drunk black.
- Thistle: Thistle blossom has a slightly fruity tang to it, Edinburgh Tea & Coffee Company's taster looked to Dimbula in Sri Lanka. The teas from Dimbula are rich and rosy with a delicate piquant flavor, and with a little bit of East African teas added in as well. Thistle tea has a pleasing sharpness complemented by a long, stimulating, appetizing finish. This tea works well with a slice of lemon, but can be enjoyed just as much black or with a dash of milk.