This handmade tea comes from the Ilam Valley, Nepal. It is harvested at over 2,000 metres above sea level. La Mandala is a small factory that works with around thirty nearby farmers.
This Grand Cru is both round and light, offering sour red berry and woody notes.
- Ilam, Nepal
- Tea colour:
- black tea
Appearance: large crumpled leaves
Colour: brown, beautiful golden buds
Notes: woody, fruity, cocoa
Notes: fruity (cooked red fruits), woody, cocoa, leather
Colour: dark orange
Flavour: sweet, acidic
Notes: woody, cocoa, fruity (red fruit), leather and tobacco notes
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4' minutes in water heated to 185°F.
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.