A round, rich oolong which boasts floral, buttery, fruity and honeyed fragrances. This highly gourmet tea reveals a subtly sweet taste.
The tea plants grow at an altitude of between 1,300 and 1,380 metres on the heights of Mae Salong mountain. In Thailand, and in the Chiang Rai region in particular, the climate and the soil are ideally suited to growing tea.
In order to bring out all the aromatic complexity of this tea, we recommend multiple infusions using the traditional Chinese Gong Fu Cha method.
- Chiang Rai, Thailand
- Tea colour:
- Oolong (light oxidation)
Appearance: branches of leaves shaped into pearls
Colour: green, with brown hints
Fragrances: floral, butter, vegetal
Fragrances: honeyed, fruity, floral
Fragrances: floral, buttery, fruity, honeyed, vanilla, vegetal, cinnamon
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 5' minutes in water heated to 90°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.