This Grand Cru has lively notes with plenty of body. The unfermented leaves of Da Ye Sauvage or Wild Da Ye bring mineral, metallic, animal and vegetal notes, sustained by the astringency. The Cangyuan DanJia garden (1,800 to 2,300 metres in altitude) is situated in the city of Lincang near Da Hei mountain in Yunnan province.
To make some Pu Erhs, the Chinese like to use the leaves of giant tea plants, which have been left to grow to a height of several metres. These plants belong to the “Da Ye” (“large leaves”) cultivar, which is recognisable here, and they are known simply as “wild”.
- Origine : Jing Gu (Yunnan), Chine
- Couleur : Pu Erh vert
- Appearance: large crumpled leaves with plump downy buds
- Colour: dark green
- Scents: animal, vegetal, mineral, metallic, undergrowth (mushroom)
- Scents: vegetal to start, with metallic, mineral and animal notes plus a hint of fruit
- Colour: a clear, dark yellow liquor
- Texture: delicate, the astringency in the middle of the mouth creates long-lasting aromas
- Flavours: acidic with a touch of bitterness
- Aromas: a pronounced mineral note to start, with animal, hay and yellow fruit notes and a vegetal, aniseed accent
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a lively, light premium tea with a mineral, fruity accord that is long in the mouth and full of freshness
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.