Premium sparkling tea brand Saicho is set to launch a new Rare Tea Collection, which will build on the brand’s exciting range of gastronomic teas.
The new collection will offer tea connoisseurs the chance to try some of what the company described as 'the world’s most exquisite teas'. The first tea in the collection, Eight Immortals is a Chinese oolong tea which has elegant spiced aromas and complex bittersweet notes on the palate. This sophisticated sparkling tea is named after one of China's most well-known myths about the legendary Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea and is a rare Dan Cong tea cultivar from Guangdong province, China. The tea is grown on Phoenix Mountain which is known for its mineral-rich soils, foggy climate and rocky landscape.
Designed to be served chilled in a Champagne glass this rare tea provides aromas of nectarine, ginger, sweet baking spices and confit peach with an underlying earthiness, Saicho explained. "A bitterness reminiscent of blood orange is followed by herbal characters of anise, fennel and tarragon, making it ideal for pairing with soft cheeses or lightly spiced dishes."
Founder Charlie Winkworth-Smith commented: “With our new Rare Tea Collection, we want to showcase some of the finest teas in the world. Inspired by the Asian tradition of tea gifting, we hope that the Rare Tea Collection will be a new way to carry this tradition forward.” Saicho’s RRP will be£32.99 and will be available to purchase from Saicho’s website.