Tea colour: black tea
Aspect: very nice leaves regularly rolled, gleaming look.
Colour: nice black.
Scent: intense and rich notes: leather, woody (sandalwood), vanilla bean, cooked red berries, cocoa.
Scents: leather, very woody (wax wood), sweet vanilla (vanilla bean), fruity (jam, plum, mirabelle plum), rose floral hint.
Colour: clear and gleaming liquor, brown with red glints.
Texture: a very supple texture in the mouth to start, before developing a powdery texture in the middle and at the finish.
Aromas: highly woody (sandalwood), leather hint, vanilla (vanilla bean), cocoa, fruity pole (cooked fruit, jam), brown honey, beeswax notes.
Aromatic profil and lenght in the mouth: a lovely finish, very woody, vanilla, cocoa and spicy notes with leather accents. This tea has a lovely presence in the mouth, very full and very long.
For the origin of our newest black tea, we look to the Anhui Province, one of China’s major tea regions. Keemun is among the most famous and prized teas produced there and this one particularly stands out as a jewel among the ones that are currently being produced. Le Palais des Thés chose this particular Qimen Xiang Luo because of the uniformity of its elegant leaf sets, which yield harmony and balance to its unique flavor. An initial sweetness gives way to woody, fruity and brown honey notes, followed by vanilla and cocoa lingering, with spicy hint
Throughout the year, our experts travel in the tea plantations looking for the best pluckings and new, rare, delicious teas.
The fact that we travel so extensively, that we taste and buy on location has many advantages and allows us to find rare crops by looking outside the traditional supplier circuit, to taste and to share with you the harvests of small plantations, which are often hidden away.
Visiting tea estates regularly and thereby establishing long-lasting relations with our suppliers allows us to guarantee regular quality control of the teas we buy, and to continue our mission: to bring you the best quality teas and to share our travels and experience with you, while concerning ourselves with environmental issues, working conditions on the estates and the fair trade practices to which we adhere.