The Balasun tea estate was created in 1871 and is named after the eponymous river that flows further down. It is located between 360 and 1,400 metres above sea level. It is produced from clonal cultivars, which are highly renowned for complex, intense fragrances.
A Darjeeling characterised by powerful floral and vegetal notes which develop against a powdery, delicately astringent texture.
- Darjeeling, India
- Tea colour:
- black tea
Appearance: small twisted leaves
Colour: pale green and dark green
Fragrances: toasted, vegetal
Fragrances: vegetal, fruity, floral
Texture: powdery with a delicate astringency
Fragrances: almond, fresh vegetal, floral
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 3'45 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.