Born in 1871, the Balasun Tea Estate owes its name to the eponymous river winding below it. Its elevation is between 360 and 1400 metres. The summer harvest is more oxidised than the spring harvest.
A second flush Darjeeling with vegetal, honey and almond notes that develop against a refined texture that is both silky and powdery.
- Darjeeling, India
- Tea colour:
- Black Tea
Appearance: small leaves and buds
Colour: brown, silvery hints
Notes: woody, almond
Notes: woody, vegetal (artichoke), almond
Texture: silky, powdery final
Flavour: sweet, delicate acidity
Notes: woody, toasted almond, cocoa, vegetal hints
Suggestion of preparation
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.