Holiday Gifts for the Refined Tea Drinker
Do you have a tea connoisseur in the family, or a friend who truly appreciates the art of fine tea? At Arogya Tea we have some very distinguished teas and specialty teaware that any discerning tea drinker will love. With the holidays coming up, check out our recommendations for the refined tea drinker.
Liji Pu’er Cake
Farmed with traditional, bio-dynamic techniques, Liji Pu’er tea is made from the leaves of ancient tea trees. Unlike most monoculture tea farms, Liji cultivates its tea tress in a biodiverse tea forest. This method not only delivers an amazing pu’er tea, but it also provides greater nutrients in the tea and helps preserve and nourish the natural environment.
We offer authentically crafted pu’er in various shapes and formats, but for a truly special gift, we recommend a 360g Pu’er Cake. You can choose from either a Raw Pu’er Cake or a Dark Pu’er Cake. Raw Pu’er is naturally fermented and in its younger phase brews a super smooth, slightly floral, almost green tasting brew with incredible depth. Over time, the tea leaves age producing a darker and deeper brew. The Raw Pu’er Cake is a great option for tea collectors because with time it only gets better.
Dark Pu’er cakes are fermented in a special chamber that speeds up the fermentation process, simulating the process that naturally occurs over time with the raw pu’er. This lets you enjoy pu’er tea as if it were decades old. Dark pu’er makes a deep, dark, smooth, earthy brew, that’s unlike any other tea. Whether raw, or dark, Pu’er tea is naturally digestive and has some incredible health benefits.
Yixing Tea Pot
These little unglazed clay teapots are a wonderful gift for tea lovers. They are designed to be used for one specific kind of tea, usually Oolong or Pu’er. Over time, the flavors of the tea saturate the clay, which enhances the taste of your tea, delivering a very special infusion. A well-seasoned yixing pot is a prized personal item, because only time, and countless cups of tea, can bring that extra depth and enjoyment to your favorite tea. Read more about this tiny but mighty teapot.
Arogya’s Artisan Collection Reserve Teas
Did you know Arogya has a specialty line of fine, artisan teas? The Artisan Collection features four esteemed artisan teas that have been selected by Wei Bertram for their superb taste, authentic terroir, and exquisite craftsmanship. Directly imported from small, traditional farms, they exemplify the art of Chinese tea production. Fit for the palate of any tea connoisseur, and encased in a beautiful handmade box, these teas make exceptional gifts. You can find these teas at Arogya and in our online store.