Overlooking the snow-capped peaks of the famous Kanchenjunga mountain, the Puttabong plantation (literally meaning “house of green leaves”) is located north-east of the city of Darjeeling and extends for over 20 km right up to the border with Sikkim.
Planted in 1852, this garden of 436 hectares lies at altitudes that vary between 450 and 1,900 metres, and is known for being the oldest in the region. It also has one of the best reputations, due in particular to its Darjeelings that have been specially developed to suit the agro-climatic conditions of the area. The Puttabong plantation is exemplary from an ecological point of view, and has used sustainable integrated farming methods for many years now, ensuring its teas are healthy and respect the environment.
A highly complex tea revealing notes of rose, mango, vanilla and camphor against an elegant, velvety texture.This tea is grown organically and certified by Ecocert, an accredited independent certification body.
- Darjeeling, India
- Tea colour:
- black tea
- Appearance: rolled leaves with buds
- Colours: mixture of greens with brown and silvery highlights
- Scents: raw plants, toast
- Scents : floral, almonds, fresh fruits
- Colours: golden
- Texture: velvety.
- Flavours: sweet, slightly bitter.
- Aromas: almonds (fresh almonds), fruit (mango, apricot, lemon), vegetal, floral (rose), an intense note of camphor with a hint of vanilla
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: : a complex Grand Cru with highly fruity notes contrasting with an intense and refreshing vegetal sensation. Its thick, powdery texture ensure the notes enjoy a long finish
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.