Wednesday 19 November 2014 by
CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR HER
When looking for something beyond her favourite perfume or luxury hand cream, speciality tea presents a world of opportunity for considered Christmas gifts. Loose leaf tea offers more than excellent taste… a window to a ceremony refined over millennia, and the opportunity to connect with nature in moments of relaxed focus.
Today’s busy world pulls us in a thousand directions, especially at Christmas. Give the gift of clarity and space, with authentic teas made and served in a simple, uplifting ceremony.
Loose tea doesn’t need to be complicated. A tea ceremony, whether for one or to share can take many forms. Here are our suggestions for gifts that introduce and expand this world of tea for her.
For loose tea simplicity at home or at work
A perfect cup of loose tea may seem too complicated as she balances a busy schedule – not so with the JING Infuser Mug Set. Our Glass Infuser Mug is designed for effortless loose tea preparation, paired in this set with some of our favourite loose leaf teas in signature gold tins: Organic Dragon Well, Earl Grey Supreme and Jasmine Pearls.
For the health explorer
As she gears up for detox January and a resolution to start yoga lessons, give a gift that perfectly complements her healthy lifestyle. Green teas are famed for their health benefits and refreshing character. The JING Green Tea Explorer provides her with the perfect insight into the range of authentic green teas currently being produced across Asia.
For tea shared
Tea is often best enjoyed in the comfort of her own home, and shared with a good friend. Let her share her favourite tea tea with the Glass Two Cup Teapot Set, made from the highest quality borosilicate glass which is renowned for its durability and crystal clarity.
For decedent tea & chocolate moments
As tea can be her daily luxury, so too is exquisitely made chocolate. JING and renowned chocolatier William Curley have teamed up to create the ultimate tea and chocolate pairing; The Wuyi Collection. Invite her to settle down to a box of nine award-winning chocolates with a cup of our Wuyi Oolong.
For the green tea connoisseur
Green tea is so often misunderstood as bitter and harsh. When quality green tea leaves are made with 70 degree water, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Only the youngest spring leaves & buds are picked in the organic gardens of Botang Long, Zhejiang, China to make JING Anji Green. It boasts vivacious and exuberant flavours combining spring floral scents, sweet sappiness, and a lush texture.
For the visually inspired
A thing of true beauty JING flowering teas are made with green tea buds and beautiful aromatic flowers; refreshing, delicious and a truly inspiring display.
For the white tea fanatic
For those already exploring the world of tea, a definitive example of the most famous white tea in the world makes a perfect gift. Silver Needle comprises the first spring buds of the Da-Bai tea plant. Sweet and mellow - perfect for her to enjoy over long, lingering afternoons.
For the love of Jasmine
Introduce her to the enduringly popular JING Jasmine Pearls. JING Jasmine Pearls are composed of the most perfectly balanced spring green tea, repeatedly hand scented with fresh jasmine flowers (and nothing else!). Poetic in form and fragrance, these stunning pearls produce the most memorable jasmine tea she will ever taste.
For more inspiration visit our Tea Gifts Page.
Wednesday 12 November 2014 by
There’s more to the world of tea than traditional afternoon tea; it comes with a wealth of connoisseurship, history and culture. Great tea holds a depth and breadth of flavour akin to some of the world’s finest whiskies and wines. As with grapes for wine, from region to region, terroir to terroir, traditional process to the next, each and every tea will differ.
This is what excites us at JING as we go through the year tasting each season’s finest harvest from the across the globe. If you are stuck for gift ideas this Christmas, browse our gift suggestions.
For The Seasoned Connoisseur.
It's our mission to source the world’s finest teas, finding examples that are rarely found outside their country of origin. Every year we select a small range of the very best teas we find which are often only produced in very limited quantities.
For The Whisky Fanatic
There are great similarities between Pu erh and whisky. Both develop their complex flavours through ageing. The ageing process for puerh adds a fascinating dimension, making the tea richer, smoother, mellower and more complex but without losing the original life of the young fresh leaf. The Puerh Explorer set is a great way to discover the range of flavours of this relatively undiscovered tea type. Pu erh is best made in our Gongfu Master Set.
For The Avid Coffee Drinker
There is a great deal in the world of tea to convert even the most ardent coffee fan. To start, we suggest exploring oolong teas at the more roasted end of the spectrum.
If he loves the rich, nutty flavours of a Brazilian or Columbian coffee, our Wuyi Oolong is a great choice. Amongst the most prized teas in China, Wuyi Oolong is a decadent tea with notes of chocolate, roasted nuts and smooth muscovado.
The fruit notes of an Ethiopian coffee have a lot in common with Phoenix Honey Orchid, a dark but intensely floral and fruity oolong from Guangdong. Oolongs are best infused in our One Cup Tea pot Set.
For an instant boost there is no tea like matcha. It's a vibrant, rich and creamy green tea bursting with antioxidants. Equipped with a modern or classic matcha set, he could be enjoying Japan's finest matcha in no time.
Upgrade Your Breakfast Tea – Assam Breakfast
After months of refining and perfecting our new blend, we have found the perfect combination of strength, smooth texture and classic malty flavour. We truly believe that our new JING Assam Breakfast is the best breakfast tea available, robust and flavourful enough to satisfy strong-tea-drinkers and connoisseurs alike. Great with or without milk and available in teabags and loose tea. For a large morning cup of tea we recommend our JING Tea-iere.
Gift Vouchers – Access to our full range:
100% electronic and emailed so you don’t have to worry about delivery times. You could even order on Christmas day. Available in denominations from £10 upwards. Find out more
See all our Gift Inspiration this Christmas
Thursday 30 October 2014 by
The perfect opportunity to engage your senses and enjoy a moment of calm and inspiration.
Start by warming your teapot, pitcher and cups.
Add your leaves and savour the exquisite aroma as they are gently warmed.
Watch as the leaves unfurl, releasing fantastic colour and flavour.
For an even infusion in each cup, decant into a pitcher before serving.
Sit back, relax and enjoy!