This is a delicious early harvest with a silky texture and not a hint of astringency. Its grassy, floral bouquet, followed by almond and vanilla notes, is extremely refreshing.
Rohini is one of the five villages in the district of Kurseong in Darjeeling (West Bengal). Originally it had more than 146 hectares of tea plants and was considered the biggest garden in Darjeeling before the Indochina War. However, the creation of a military camp, Khaprail, led to almost 80% of the plants being pulled up. The garden was closed for over 30 years, then reopened, with around 100 hectares being planted.
Since then the garden continues to be cultivated, tea shrubs are regularly planted in small lots, and the ground is being consolidated. Nearly 100,000 plants are added every year.
- Origin: Darjeeling, India
- Tea colour: black tea
- Appearance: lovely voluminous leaves with plenty of long downy buds
- Colour: mainly pale green with a few brown leaves
- Scents: pronounced vegetal and floral, brioche, vanilla
- Scents: pronounced vegetal, floral, nutty (almond)
- Colour: pale gold
- Texture: silky
- Flavours: bitterness at the back of the mouth
- Aromas: vegetal (stems, cut grass), a floral accent (rose), nuts (almond), vanilla, and a sweet lemon note
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a remarkable freshness at the start with vegetal and floral notes, and a good finish with notes of almond and vanilla. The texture is smooth without any astringency
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.