In China, the festival of Qingming (5 April) marks the beginning of the spring harvest. This tea picked before the festival is particularly rare. It comes from the province of Hubei and its name, Lu Zhen, refers to the beauty of its long, needle-shaped leaves.
A spring tea with fresh vegetal and floral fragrances blending with gourmet buttery and fruity notes. A complex and very smooth tea.
- Hubei, China
- Tea colour:
- green tea
- Appearance: long, thin, rolled leaves
- Colours: dark green
- Scents: floral, honey, vegetal
- Scents: fruity (nuts), floral
- Colours: pale green
- Texture: smooth
- Flavours: sweet, slight acidity
- Aromas: fresh vegetal, mineral, floral, iodine, butter, vanilla, undertone of fresh fruit, nuts (peanut)
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a fresh, highly aromatic spring tea with floral, mineral, vegetal and buttery notes. It has a thick, round texture with a fine acidity prolonging the notes of thisrich and complex Grand Cru
Suggestion of preparation
With the testing: 4 minutes in water heated to 75°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.