This tea marries Taiwanese skill with the mountainous terroir of Mae Salong. It is processed using a method similar to “five-colour” Bai Hao Oolong, the most famous of which is Oriental Beauty, but adds a final roasting stage. The result is a tea with floral, fruity, and honey notes as well as an intense toasted flavour.
This highly aromatic tea is reminiscent of the finest highly oxidized Taiwanese Oolong as well as “antique” roasted Oolong.
- Chiang Rai, Thaïland
- Tea colour:
- oolong tea
- Appearance: very large leaves
- Colours: green and brown leaves
- Scents: roasted, woody
- Scents : roasted, woody
- Colours: red gold, shiny
- Texture: creamy
- Flavours: sweet
- Aromas: burnt attack (coffee bean, caramel), woody (dried fruit), stewed fruit, soft spices, vegetal hints
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: Intense, rounded and thick. With warm, burnt and fruity notes recalling the famous roasted teas of China
Suggestion of preparation
With the testing: 5 minutes in water heated to 90°C
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.