This smoked tea comes from Kangra in north-west India. It is made from Camellia Sinensis China type tea plants. After undergoing all the usual steps to make black tea, it is smoked with pine wood. An atypical tea that recalls a Lapsang Souchong.
This sweet-tasting black tea with a velvety texture stands out thanks to its fresh vegetal attack that evolves towards floral and fruity notes.
- Kangra, India
- Tea colour:
- black tea
Appearance: small regular leaves
Colours: a blend of dark green and light green
Scents: wood smoke
Scents: wood smoke, woody
Flavours: a dash of sweetness, slightly bitter
Aromas: wood smoke, woody, spicy, vegetal and camphoric nuances
Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a very well balanced smoked tea with a pleasant round and thick texture. It reveals smoked and woody aromatic notes, with a dash of freshness added by the distinct vegetal and camphoric notes.
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.