This third flush (autumn plucking) has powerful vegetal notes to start, followed by fruity, burnt notes that are sustained by a lovely astringency.
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:
- green tea
- Appearance: a consistent plucking, with buds
- Colour: almond green
- Scents: vegetal, brioche, nuts
- Scents: vegetal, a burnt hint, a fruity hint
- Colour: pale gold
- Texture: astringent
- Flavours: a delicate bitterness
- Aromas: vegetal (raw and cooked), herbs, seaweed, a hint of fruit, a burnt note
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: powerful vegetal notes to start, sustained by a pleasant astringency that becomes more complex with the fruity, fiery flavour. Long in the mouth
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 3'30 minutes in water heated to 80°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.