This Darjeeling is made in the Castleton tea garden, in the Kurseong valley. It is produced from Sinensis tea plants. After 15 hours of withering, the leaves are carefully rolled then oxidised, and are finally dried at 130°C.
A summer harvest with honey and fruity notes, supported by a powdery texture and a soft, sweet taste.
- Darjeeling, India
- Tea colour:
- Black tea
- Appearance: slightly rolled leaves and buds
- Colour: brown leaves and silvery buds
- Scents: toasted, woody, cocoa
- Scents: fruity, rose, honeyed
- Colour: amber
- Texture: powdery
- Flavours: sweet
- Aromas: strong honey, woody, hint of leather, hint of dried rose, cooked fruit, toast
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a summer harvest tea offering an exquisite aromatic concentration of honeyed, woody and fruity notes which all develop against a thick, finely powdered texture
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4 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.