This tea is made in the Phuguri tea estate in Darjeeling, in the Mirik valley. The first tea plants were planted here by Mr Bhavajit Rai in 1875. The plantations are located between 1,000 and 1,300 metres above sea level, near the border with Nepal.
The estate's name comes from the word "Phungri", which means "Bamboo" in Lepcha, as many bamboo plants could be found growing in the area in the past. This garden boasts rich biodiversity, with well-preserved fauna and flora.This Grand Cru was produced from the AV2 cultivar, which is renowned for its heady floral notes.
A delicious summer Darjeeling with a delicately powdered texture, which reveals a distinctive rose note with a long finish.
This tea is grown organically and certified by Ecocert, an accredited independent certification body.
- Darjeeling, India
- Tea colour:
- black tea
Appearance: slightly rolled leaves and buds
Colours: brown leaves and silvery buds
Scents: toasted, wood, cocoa
Scents: floral, vanilla, honey
Texture: initially smooth, with a subtly powdered finish
Aromas: initial rose note, then vanilla, woody, citrus zest, vegetal hint, almond
Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a subtly powdered second flush, which is characterised by its aromatic delicacy and in particular by a fine, intense rose note which remains throughout when tasting.
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.