Grands Crus



Ancient Tea Plants Mao Cha from Shan State

Dark tea from Shan state, Myanmar
A Grand Cru with powerful floral, vegetal and mineral notes.

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  • Infusion Time 5'

  • Quantity 6 g / 30 cl

  • Temperature of infusion 90°C - 195°F

  • Time of the day All day long


This Mao Cha is harvested in Shan State, Myanmar, where ancient tea plants can grow up to a height of several metres. These tea plants are most likely produced from the assamica variety and have been planted and cultivated by the diverse ethnic groups in the region.

This characterful Grand Cru reveals powerful floral, vegetal and mineral notes supported by a subtle bitterness.

Special qualities

  • Origin:
  • Shan State, Myanmar
  • Tea colour:
  • Dark tea

Suggestion of preparation

With the tasting set or a teapot: 5 minutes in water heated to 195°F.

With the Gong Fu Cha: infusions during 30-40 seconds.

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.

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