This tea comes from Mai Pokhari, a small nature reserve in the Ilam Valley that is a sacred place for Buddhists and Hindus. The spring flush is known for its freshness and aromatic complexity.
This Spring oolong builds long-lasting woody, fruity notes around a vegetal core and has a gently astringent finish.
- Ilam, Nepal
- Tea colour:
- Oolong tea
Appearance: irregularly wrinkled leaves and buds
Colour: brown, green and tan shades
Notes: sweet toasted, woody, stewed fruit
Notes: cooked vegetal, light woody
Colour: orange red
Texture: smooth, fine astringency
Flavour: sweet, slightly acidic
Notes: woody, fruity, cooked vegetable
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4' 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.