From the Yellow Mountains in Anhui, this green tea bears the name of the monk, Da Fang, said to have created it during the Song dynasty. He lived at the top of Lao Zhu Feng in the valley of the “Ding Gu” ridge. Like Long Jing tea, the leaf shape of Ding Gu Da Fang is flat, due to the wok processing which removes more moisture and concentrates the flavours. Some China tea experts even think it is the ancestor of Long Jing.
This green tea is a vegetal and fruity first flush with notes of roasted chestnuts. Its delicately astringent texture offers the notes a long finish.
- Anhui, China
- Tea colour:
- green tea
Appearance: folded leaves and buds
Colours: dark green and pale green
Scents: vegetal, toasted, fruity, vanilla
Scents: nuts, mineral, vegetal
Colours: pale green
Aromas: fruity (nuts), delicately toasted (roasted chestnuts, praline), mineral, vegetal, floral hints
Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: this charming green tea is both fresh and gourmet, with vegetal and roasted chestnut notes. Its generous, powerful texture ensures gives the notes a long finish.
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4' minutes in water heated to 75°C.
With the Gong Fu Cha (teapot/Gaiwan): infusions during 30-40 secondes.
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.