In the south of the Indian peninsula, the Nilgiris mountains form the country's second biggest tea-producing region. Produced by a garden situated at 1,500 to 2,000 metres above sea level, the leaves of this black tea were harvested in the winter.
This Grand Cru stands out thanks to its vegetal, almond and floral notes, supported by a finely astringent texture that gives them a long finish.
- Nilgiris, India
- Tea colour:
- black tea
Appearance: leaves and buds finely rolled
Colour: blend of brown with green glints
Notes: vegetal, brioche-flavoured, toasted
Notes: cooked and fresh vegetal (stems), floral, fruity
Texture: delicate astringency
Flavour: sweet, delicate acidity
Notes: initial vegetal aroma (stems), green vegetables (peas), camphor, almond, floral (rose), fruity hints (yellow fruits)
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 3'45 minutes in water heated to 85°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.