A Grand Cru harvested in the Dahei mountains in Yunnan province. It is made from the Taiwanese Jinxuan cultivar, traditionally used to make oolong. Its name, “red dragon”, calls to mind Chinese red teas and Taiwanese black teas.
A tea with woody and cocoa notes boasting an elegant floral finish with hints of freesia. An exceptional black tea with an attractive powdery texture.
- Yunnan, China
- Tea colour:
- Black tea
Appearance: finely twisted leaves
Colour: dark brown with some copper and gold highlights
Notes: woody, honeyed, toasted and floral nuance
Notes: waxed wood, cocoa, honeyed, floral
Flavour: sweet, umami finish
Notes: waxed wood attack, spicy (clove), malty, leather, caramel, floral (freesia) and cocoa finish
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4 minutes in water heated to 195°F.
With the Gong Fu Cha: infusions during 30-40 seconds.
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.