Fujian is the biggest tea-producing in China but also the province that makes the widest variety of teas.Tea is grown in all of the province but three areas are particularly well-known: the surroundings of thecity of Fuding, for the best white, green and jasmine teas; the Wu Yi mountains and their legendarysmoked teas, and the Anxi district, which makes the best Tie Guan Yin. Anxi’s Tie Guan Yin is lightly oxidised at around 10%, achieved by gently mixing the leaves for around an hour during the sweating stage. The final roasting is brief, and serves only to dry the leaves.
This attractive oolong with vegetal, floral, marine and mineral notes has a buttery vanilla flavour giving it a round body and good finish.
- Fujian, China
- Tea colour:
- oolong tea light fermentation (10%)
- Appearance: leaves rolled into small balls.
- Colours: pale green and dark green.
- Scents: butter, vanilla, vegetal, white flowers, a marine hint.
- Scents : butter, vegetal (stem, cut grass), mineral, white flowers (lily of the valley), a marine hint.
- Colours: pale yellow with green glints.
- Texture: velvety.
- Flavours:sweet with a slight acidity.
- Aromas: flower notes to start (white flowers, lily of the valley, tiare flower), butter, raw vegetal notes (cut grass, stems), a mineral hint, a marine finish.
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth:mild and generous start with a floral bouquet giving way to vegetal notes which intensify in the main body and remain until the finish. Incredible strength anddurability of the buttery vanilla note, ensuring a rounded flavour and good finish.
Suggestion of preparation
With the testing: 6 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.