When I was recently sent an invitation to experience the new #RareTea scents from Jo Malone I got a little excited, and I most certainly jumped at the opportunity to experience and learn everything I could about it.
Walking into the Jo Malone Boutique in Woollahra you immediately feel a sense of calmness, and there’s a scent of familiarity that puts you at ease. I was there to be introduced to the brand new remarkable #RareTeas collection and I knew it was going to be special, greeted warmly by the lovely Edwina I was invited to sit and introduced to Sarah from Jo Malone who would be taking me through the collection.
There are six scents in the collection and all the scents are unisex, each one is a combination of #RareTeas from around the Globe and intricately blended Spices & Unique Scents that come together to create something Magical.
As you can see Jo Malone have scoured the globe to find the rarest of tea’s, each scent is thought through and then developed in their lab in London. The end result is a beautiful collection of scents that will stand the test of time, creating memories and moments that will constantly replay in your mind.
Silver Needle Tea
Softest Silver Needle Tea. Delicately oral, supple and velvety. Grown in the lush valleys of Fujian, China. For centuries a delicacy reserved for the imperial family. Each silver tip handpicked at dawn, then dried in the warmth of the rising sun. Enriched with opulent rose. Tender with sage. Enveloping with musk.
A glistening, romantic rare tea infusion.
Jade Leaf Tea
Vivid Jade Leaf Tea. The smoothest of all the ne Japanese sencha teas. Bright new buds, grown in the cool sea breeze of the southern island of Kyushu. Steamed to preserve their distinct green colour and avour. Bracing with a note of pomelo. Textured with sesame. Herbacious with mate leaf. A crisp, invigorating rare tea infusion.
Radiant Darjeeling Tea. Richly oral with an exotic sweetness. Found high in the foothills of the Himalayas. Vibrant spring buds grown on the steepest slopes among mountain mists. Luminous with jasmine. Cool with freesia. Enticing with an apricot note of Indian davana. A heady, sublime rare tea infusion.
Delectable Oolong Tea. Rounded with a buttery softness. Grown in the rolling mountains of Jiangsu, China. Handpicked, dried on bamboo and heated for a precious woody elegance. Withered, curled and twisted. Perfectly formed. Rich with bitter cocoa and almondy tonka bean. Earthy with hay. Sweet with tobacco leaf. A cocooning, creamy rare tea infusion.
Golden Needle Tea
Magnetic Golden Needle Tea. Notes of leather and spice in the air. The warm wooden interior of Chinese tea houses in the cloud-veiled mountains of Yunnan. Handpicked and withered to a deep, burning gold. Smooth with sandalwood. Addictive with glowing benzoin resin. A dark, mysterious rare tea infusion.
Midnight Black Tea
Carnal Midnight Black Tea. Deeply seductive. Intrinsically exotic. The most precious puerh from China’s Yunnan province, matured for a sensual intensity. Sun-drenched tea leaves, ever more intoxicating with time. Oriental with vanilla absolute. Amber rich with labdanum. Smoky with guaiac wood. A rich, alluring rare tea infusion.
You’re free to let each scent inspire you, layer scents as you like or wear a single scent with pride.
As for me it was hard to chose but I ended up with – Midnight Black Tea & Golden Needle tea, each scent quite different from strong and musky to soft and mysterious.
Jo Malone London Rare Teas will be available exclusively from: David Jones Elizabeth Street / David Jones Bourke Street / Myer Sydney / Myer Melbourne as well as Jo Malone London boutiques in Mosman and Woollahra.
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by Arrnott Olssen
Editor Rogue Homme