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. This latter garden, situated at an altitude of 1,800 metres, has now brought us a real gem: Kuwapani Makalu Tippy.
- Origin: Dhankuta, Nepal
- Tea colour: black tea
- Appearance: attractive rolled leaves with plenty of buds
- Colour: dark brown with a few pale green leaves
- Scents: vegetal, straw, woody and a hint of fruit
- Scents: woody, waxed wood, straw, fruity (quince, cooked fruit) and a hint of spice
- Colour: clear, coppery
- Texture: supple and round developing a slight astringency
- Flavours: a delicate bitterness
- Aromas: very fruity (cooked fruit, citrus), woody (waxed wood), straw, floral, spicy
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: very intense and aromatic. A lovely finish in the mouth with fruity notes
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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.