This Grand Cru is harvested in Gopaldhara, a tea estate in the Mirik valley, Darjeeling. This tea estate is one of the highest in the region. This recipe is an autumn flush: the manufacturing process involves a higher level of leaf oxidation.
This gourmet black tea with a powdery texture reveals honeyed, exotic fruit and precious wood notes.
- Darjeeling, India
- Tea colour:
- Black Tea
Appearance: twisted leaves
Colour: brown and gold
Notes: chocolate, precious wood, magnolia wood
Notes: floral, cooked vegetal, woody, spicy
Colour: dark orange
Texture: delicate astringency
Notes: oneyed, spicy (cinnamon, cardamon), exotic fruits, woody (magnolia wood, precious wood), incense, chocolate, floral (geranium)
Suggestion of preparation
With the teapot or the tasting set: 4 minutes in water heated to 195°F.
With the Gong Fu Cha: infusions during 30-40 seconds.
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.