This exceptional Grand Cru is one of the most famous Chinese teas. Its name refers to its place of production in Huang Shan (the Yellow Mountains) and the finesse of the harvest, referred to as Mao Feng.This exquisite green tea from the province of Anhui is grown in ideal climatic conditions. The tea plants are grown at an altitude of between 400 and 600 metres above sea level on a mountain massif culminating at an altitude of 1,864 metres, sometimes hidden behind the clouds before reappearing.The tea plants growing in this very humid region are described as Yun Wu, or “cloudy and misty”.
The reputation of Huang Shan Mao Feng also lies in the finesse of its harvest and its production: only one bud and the first leaf are picked then rolled.
An elegant and complex spring tea from China. Its mineral, floral and almond notes develop gradually against a rich, very smooth texture.
- Anhui, China
- Tea colour:
- green tea
- Appearance: imperial harvest consisting of one bud and one leaf
- Colours: pale green with silvery buds
- Scents: floral, fruit, vegetal
- Scents: floral, nuts, mineral
- Colours: pale green
- Texture: smooth
- Flavours: sweet, slight bitterness
- Aromas: intense mineral note, nuts (fresh almond), floral, vegetal, vanilla undertone
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: an immensely elegant Grand Cru characterised by its intense and incisive mineral note. This gives way to highly floral, vegetal and almond notes set against a rich and very smooth texture
Suggestion of preparation
With the testing: 4 minutes in water heated to 75°C
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.