This unconventional black tea reveals a strong honey and cocoa aromatic profile which develops against a smooth texture. An intense, gourmet Grand Cru.
The leaves of this Grand Cru are spectacularly shaped, and are reminiscent of delicate pine needles. It is produced by Mister Xu using the Yun Kang cultivar, and is harvested at over 1,300 meters above sea level near Dingjiaqing.
- Dingjiaqing, China
- Tea colour:
- black tea
Appearance: buds and leaves shaped into thin needles
Colour: brown and golden
Fragrances: honeyed, leather, cocoa
Fragrances: cocoa, honeyed, floral
Texture: smooth, with a delicate astringent finish
Flavours: initially sweet, with a delicate bitterness
Aromas: polished wood, dark honey, cocoa, floral, spiced
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.