In the village of Phonsavang, in the middle of Bokeo province, grow tea plants that are ancient and beautiful in equal measure. The lush natural surroundings allow some of these plants to reach a height of several metres. Mao Cha is a whole leaf Sheng Pu Erh.
A Grand Cru with delicious apricot and honeyed notes, which are given a long finish by this tea's fine astringency.
- Bokeo, Laos
- Tea colour:
- Dark tea
Appearance: long twisted leaves
Colour: silver grey, slightly gold
Notes: animal, ash, floral (white flowers), apricot, peach, honey (wax)
Notes: vegetal, animal, apricot
Texture: delicate astringency
Flavour: sweet, slightly bitter
Notes: yellow fruits (dry apricot, peach), honey (wax), ash (vegetal), floral, animal, mineral, metallic
Suggestion of preparation
Grands Crus: savour the exceptional
Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.