Grands Crus



La Mandela Ruby Black Summer

Black tea from Ilam valley, Nepal - 2022 second flush
A Grand Cru with cocoa, smoky and fruity notes.
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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 from the Mandela tea factory in the south of the Ilam valley close to Fikkal. The leaves are worked by hand and are harvested at a high altitude during the summer season.

A Grand Cru with robust cocoa, smoky and fruity notes that reveal a gently earthy texture.

Special qualities

  • Origin:
  • Ilam valley, Nepal
  • Tea colour:
  • Black tea

Suggestion of preparation

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

With the Gong Fu Cha: infusions during 30-40 seconds.

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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