The Guranse garden (situated at an altitude of between 1,000 and 2,200 metres) is one of the highest in the world, and produces some of the best Nepalese teas. The excellent climate and specific terroir give this tea its unique character, which no other region is capable of achieving.
Guranse leaves and buds are plucked by experts and processed to very high standards, resulting in premium, highly aromatic teas.
- Origin: Dhankuta, Nepal
- Tea colour: black tea
- Appearance: large leaves, delicately hand-rolled, with plenty of buds
- Colours: dark brown and pale green
- Scents: plenty of fruity, burnt notes: toast, nuts, fruit (cooked fruit)
- Scents: woody, toast, nutty (walnuts, hazelnuts), a hint of fruit (cooked fruit)
- Colour: clear, amber-yellow
- Texture: supple and round, developing a slight astringency
- Flavours: a subtle bitterness
- Aromas: a very discernible woody note (dry wood, waxed wood), nutty (walnuts), fruity (cooked fruit), a floral hint, vegetal (stems), and underlying vanilla, spicy notes
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: very round in the mouth with warm, fruity notes that are very harmonious together
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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.