This small plantation is located around 1,500 metres above sea level, near the border with India and the plantations of Darjeeling. Teas harvested in summer have more strongly oxidated leaves than those from a spring harvest.
An excellent introduction to second flush teas. This magically shaped tea reveals woody and cocoa notes with a long fruity finish.
- Ilam, Nepal
- Tea colour:
- black tea
Appearance: rolled leaves, many buds
Colour: brown, golden and silver buds
Notes: gourmet, woody
Notes: cooked vegetal, metallic, fruity, woody
Colour: dark orange
Notes: woody, gourmet (cocoa), fruity (lychee), floral (rose)
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 3'45 minutes in water heated to 185°F.
With the Gong Fu Cha (teapot/Gaiwan): infusions during 30-40 secondes.
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.