A tea harvested in the Dahei mountains in Yunnan province. It is made from the Taiwanese Jinxuan cultivar, traditionally used to make oolongs. Its name, “red dragon”, calls to mind Chinese red teas and Taiwanese black dragons.
A tea with woody, notes of cocoa boasting an elegant floral finish with hints of freesia. An exceptional black tea with an attractive powdery texture.
- Yunnan, China
- Tea colour:
- black tea
- Appearance: large and fine twisted leaves
- Colours: dark brown, with some coppery and golden flashes
- Scents: woody, honey, hint of toasted notes and flowery
- Scents: waxed wood, cocoa, dark honey, floral
- Colours: amber
- Texture: powdery
- Flavours: sweet, umami finish
- Aromas: a waxy wooden attack, spicy (cloves), malty, leather, caramel, with a floral (freesia) and cocoa-flavoured finale
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a complex black tea combining woody and honey-scented notes that blend into subtle floral and cocoa-flavoured notes. The powdery texture lengthily deploys the intense flavours of this Chinese Grand Cru
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4 minutes in water heated to 90°C
With the Gong Fu Cha: 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.