This batch is harvested in the Teesta valley, in the plantations of the Namring Tea Estate. The Namring Estate dates back to 1855, when the British first planted high quality Chinese tea plants. This 475-hectare estate is one of the largest in Darjeeling, and it is located at around 1,400 metres above sea level.
A complex Cru which develops powerful vegetal, fruity and floral notes against a finely astringent texture which gives the fragrances a long finish.
- Darjeeling, India
- Tea colour:
- black tea
- Appearance: a blend of leaves and rolled buds
- Colours: light green, dark green, brown, silvery glints
- Scents: vegetal fruit, toasted
- Scents : fruit, floral, vegetal
- Colours: golden
- Texture: powdery, with a fine astringent finish
- Flavours: hint of acidity
- Aromas: fresh vegetal, aromatic herbs, camphor hint, bitter almond, floral, toast
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: : a tea characterised by its strength, both due to its powerful vegetal and fruity notes and its finely astringent texture, which gives the flavours a long finish. An intense, complex spring Darjeeling
Suggestion of preparation
With the testing: 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.