The Qingming festival (5 April) marks the start of the spring flush. Tea harvested before this festival is highly rare. Long Jing, or "Dragon Well" tea, from Zhejiang province, is characterised by its folded leaves, which are carefully mixed together in a wok.
The highest quality Long Jing. Both delicate and powerful, this tea offers gourmet vegetal, toasted, fruity, floral and tiaré flower notes.
- Zhejiang, China
- Tea colour:
- green tea
Appearance: very fine picking, an admirable work of folding
Colour: shades of green
Notes: macaroon (almond and vanilla), almond milk, very sweet vegetable
Notes: juicy yellow fruits, light nuts (chestnut), sweet vegetal
Colour: clear pale yellow
Notes: yellow fruits, sweet cooked vegetal, nuts, tiare flower
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4' minutes in water heated to 75°C.
With the Gong Fu Cha (teapot/Gaiwan): infusions during 30-40 secondes.
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.