This Grand Cru is part oriental beauty oolong (a strongly oxidised tea whose leaves are bitten by an insect, and the aromatic profile of its compounds are changed as a result), part black tea whose leaves are toasted at the end of the production method.
An absolute whirlwind of fragrances, which bring to mind rose bouquets, candied citrus and spices, all delicately supported by a toasted note finish.
In order to bring out all the aromatic complexity of this tea, we recommend mutiple infusions multiples using the traditional Chinese Gong Fu Cha method.
- Mae Salong, Thailand
- Tea colour:
- black tea
Appearance: thin twisted leaves
Colour: dark brown
Notes: fruity, toasted, floral
Notes: bouquet of flowers, fruity, toasted
Texture: silky with a delicate astringency
Flavour: sweet, delicate acidity
Notes: very floral (bouquet of roses), candied citrus, toasted, spicy, woody
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4' minutes in water heated to 90°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.