This exceptional black tea was harvested in Fujian. After the leaves have been plucked, along with the highly prized buds, they undergo a complex process of rolling and shaping. The leaves look like tiny monkeys' feet, and produce a wonderful golden liquor. Jin Hou contains more theine than other black teas of similar varieties. According to legend, this tea used to grow in inaccessible places, so the monks trained monkeys to gather the leaves.
This is a very high quality black tea. Its long golden leaves produce a velvety liquor with generous honey, woody and malt flavors. A unique tasting experience!
- China, Fujian
- Tea colour:
- Appearance: a magnificent plucking composed mainly of long golden buds.
- Colours: pale and dark tobacco.
- Scents: wood, honey, cacao, fruit (quince paste).
- Scents : vanilla, fruit (prune, quince), wood (waxed wood), honey, cacao.
- Colours: a lovely amber liquor.
- Texture: supple, velvety, a subtle astringency at the back of the mouth.
- Flavours: subtle acidic and sweet flavours at the same time.
- Aromas: wood (dry wood, waxed wood), fruit (cooked fruit), honey, malt. Intense cocoa giving way to dark chocolate ganache and gourmet hints of vanilla, all supported by woody notes of honey and a hint of malt.
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: full and flavoursome with woody, malty notes, this tea boasts a rich, smooth texture emphasising the precise and intense notes of cocoa.
Suggestion of preparation
With the testing: 4 minutes in water heated to 90°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.