Grands Crus



Kalapani Red Panda

Black tea from Panchthar, Nepal - 2023 second flush
A characterful and aromatic Grand Cru with woody and floral fragrances.

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  • Infusion Time 4'

  • Quantity 6 g / 30 cl

  • Temperature of infusion 85°C - 185°F

  • Time of the day All day long


This tea is harvested in Gopetar at an altitude of over 2,000 metres, in a little-known tea garden. Its long black leaves with copper glints and sparkling liqueur have been likened to the fur of red pandas, which are commonly found in Nepal.

This summer flush offers intense woody and floral fragrances which develop against a delicately powdered texture.

Special qualities

  • Origin:
  • Panchthar, Nepal
  • Tea colour:
  • Black Tea

Suggestion of preparation

Prepare this tea warm: 

With the teapot or the tasting set: 4 minutes in water heated to 185°F.

Prepare this tea iced: 

In a teapot or carafe: infuse 16 g of leaves per liter of water at room temperature for 30 minutes. Remove the leaves and store in the fridge.

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.

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