The velvety texture of this tea reveals well-balanced notes of fruit, flowers, vanilla, and honey, like a mouth-watering bite of fruit jelly!
For the past few years, some Nepalese plantations have broken with tradition and are following their passion to produce a new generation of teas of very high quality that are truly out of the ordinary. Ilam and Dhankuta, in the east of Nepal, are unlike the large plantations. Here, they produce a sixth of Nepal’s tea using the traditional method: the tea leaves are kept whole, resulting in wonderfully rich aromas.
- Ilam, Nepal
- Tea colour:
- black tea
- Appearance: small rolled leaves with a few buds
- Colour: dark brown
- Scents: burnt aromas, caramel, honey, nuts
- Scents: pronounced fruit (stewed fruit, fruit syrup, ripe fruit), honey
- Colour: dark amber
- Texture: a pleasant velvety texture with a delicate astringency at the back of the mouth
- Flavours: slightly sweet
- Aromas: the same fruity notes as the infusion (stewed fruit, fruit syrup, a subtle woody aroma, flowers (orange blossom), caramel, sweet vanilla, honey
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: harmonious notes of fruit, orange blossom, vanilla and honey, evoking fruit jellies and jam
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4 minutes in water heated to 85°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.