Its sweet, umami and slightly acidic flavour gives this tea a lovely freshness. Animal qualities to start, followed by undergrowth and mineral notes, becoming smoother, with mushroom and liquorice.
An interesting length, sustained by undergrowth and mineral notes.
- Colour: glossy liquor, dark brown with dark hints.
- Texture: very round and thick, with a slight astringency that gives the tea a good presence.
- Flavours: Sweet and umami, with a touch of acidity. Animal aromas with lots of earthy, undergrowth notes. A mineral attack that turns much smoother and milder, with mushrooms and hints of liquorice that give it a sweeter flavour. Very round and a clear difference between the initial animal, earthy qualities and the later notes, which are much smoother, with mushroom and liquorice. The mineral, animal and undergrowth notes return and linger at the finish.
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.