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2023 Tea Researcher Advent Calendar

A tour of the world’s teas in 24 days

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The 2023 Tea Researcher Advent Calendar, a premium and expert universe

China, Japan, Thailand, Georgia, Taiwan, India, Nepal, Korea, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam… Our Tea Researchers return from their travels around the world with delicious teas and wonderful stories to share. Explore their memories of beautiful landscapes, exciting discoveries and inspiring encounters.

For this Advent calendar, we have selected 7 Grands Crus and 17 single-origin teas from the finest gardens and terroirs. A delicious tour of the world in 24 destinations to discover the best of tea. It is perfect as a gift or for yourself before the Holiday season.

Prepare your tea carefully

For each tea, we provide specific preparation advice, origin notes and even a few surprise facts! These precious teas are protected in individual miniature tins. To open the tin, press the centre of the lid. Depending on the tea, each one contains between 2g and 4g of loose leaves, the ideal amount for one person. Make sure you follow the preparation instructions on the back of each tin to bring out the best of the tea.

Quantity of tea leaves

2g is the right amount for one cup: between 10 cl and 15 cl of tea. With 4g you can prepare a small teapot of 25 cl.

Water temperature

A Japanese green tea should be steeped in water at 70°C to bring out all its delicious notes, while a Chinese black tea needs water at 85°C to be perfectly balanced. Make sure you follow the indications on water temperature to enjoy the best tasting experience.

Infusion time

Follow the recommended infusion time to ensure the tea develops all its characteristics and is not too weak or strong.

What's in this box?


Fengqing Hong Cha: black tea (China).

Milky Oolong: oolong (Thailand).

Tsetskhli Chai: green tea (Georgia).

Butterfly of Taiwan: oolong (Taiwan).

Assam Maijian T.G.F.O.P.: black tea (India).

Kabuse Cha Midori: green tea (Japan).

Norling Classic Ruby: black tea (Nepal).

Tie Guan Yin Impérial: oolong (China).

Te Nong Pu Erh 2021: dark tea (China).

Jade Mao Feng: green tea (China).

Thé noir de Gurianta: black tea (Georgia).

Long Jing Impérial: green tea (China).

Sam Bodhi: black tea (Sri Lanka).

Oolong Torréfié de Moc Chau: oolong (Vietnam).

Grand Jasmin Mao Feng: green tea (China) (99,9%), jasmine

flowers (0,1%).

Jukro: black tea (Korea).


Genmaicha Midori: green tea* (Japan) (52%), roasted brown rice* (48%).

Yunnan Da Ye: black tea* (China).

Jejudo Impérial: green tea* (Korea).

Bancha Hojicha: green tea* (Japan).

Jade oolong: oolong* (Indonesia).

Sencha Ariake: green tea* (Japan).

Darjeeling Puttabong: black tea* (India).

Le Temps retrouvé: black tea* (China) (82%), green tea* (Japan) (18%).

* Organically grown ingredients

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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