This black tea is harvested in the valley of Ilam. It comes from a small nature reserve called Mai Pokhari, which is considered sacred in the Hindu and Buddhist faiths. The tea garden took its name from the reserve. This black tea is from a third flush.
A black tea with delicious cocoa, floral, honeyed and spiced fragrances. Its round and thick texture supports its delicate sweet flavour to perfection.
- Ilam, Nepal
- Tea colour:
- Black tea
Appearance: attractive, rolled leaves with large buds
Colours: blend of brown sleeves, and golden buds
Scents: toasted, woody, cocoa
Scents: honeyed, cocoa, floral
Fragrances: cocoa, rose, soft spices, nuts, honeyed, zest hint
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4' minutes in water heated to 85°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.