“Mary has a keen eye to how things are done properly. A traditional setting for the holiday’s is what she wants and she makes sure the whole neighborhood knows it. She likes antique designs and likes historical novels and tv-series likes Outlander. She knows how to serve a proper high tea!”
Do you know a Mary? Or have a person in mind that sounds like her and you need to shop a gift for? Then you are at the right place. In this tea gift guide we list our recommendations for gifts concerning tea. If you want to explore other tea gift guides, click here.
Recommended tea for Mary: Black tea
Black tea might be the most well know sort of tea worldwide. It is a tea with a history dating back to the colonial times of the merchant ships that carried the goods from the east indies. The “mother country” adapted the teas in their culture, food practice and social traditions.
The leaves of black tea are completely fermented and oxidized. Black tea has generally a strong flavor. There are two separate streams of the use of black tea by tea producers. They create blends and estate teas. A blend is made by a tea producer that combines the various processed harvested crops into a mixture that has one golden rule. The taste of the tea character has to be maintained, blending after blending. An estate tea is a single harvest from a tea grower. Compared with wines, one estate has sometimes the perfect crop, where other years the quality and taste might be different due to weather and growing conditions.
Recommended tea blend for Mary: Lady Grey
Lady Grey is a blend that is trademarked by Twinings. It first came on the market in 1994 and it is created for the Scandinavian market who found that the Earl Grey was to bold in flavor. Lady Grey is a blend of black tea perfumed with bergamot oils and contains orange peel and lemon peel.