A delicious tea with a subtle sweet flavour, and a lovely bouquet with fruity, spicy notes sustained by a delicate astringency.
In Nepal, east of Kathmandu, there is a valley from which, on a clear day, you can see the fifth highest peak in the world: Makalu. The tea from this high valley is produced by three prestigious plantations: Guranse, Jun Chiyabari and Kuwapani. We have selected this wonderful third-flush tea, Kuwapani KP40 Makalu Tippy SPL, from the latter garden, which lies at an altitude of 1,800 metres.
- Dhankuta, Nepal
- Tea colour:
- black tea
- Appearance: small rolled leaves with a few buds
- Colours: brown and gold
- Scents: bread crumb, hazelnut and a hint of wood
- Scents: fruit, flowers, camphor, toasted hazelnut
- Colour: amber
- Texture: a delicate astringency
- Flavours: a subtle sweetness
- Aromas: citrus (grapefruit, candied orange, zest), flowers (lily), camphor, wood, a hint of spice (pepper, cinnamon)
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a lovely aromatic bouquet with plenty of fruit at the start and a spicy hint that lingers to the finish
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4 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.