This Nepalese Grand Cru is from the Mai Tea garden, in the Ilam valley. It is harvested in Mai Pokhari, a nature reserve that is sacred to the Buddhist and Hindu faiths. This green tea is harvested by hand in the autumn.
A tea with mineral, vegetal and floral notes which develop against a smooth, finely powdered texture.
- Ilam, Nepal
- Tea colour:
- green tea
Appearance: twisted leaves and buds
Colour: green and brown leaves with silvery sparkles
Fragrances: mineral, vegetal, toasted
Fragrances: cooked vegetable, mineral, toasted
Texture: powdered with a fine astringency
Flavour: sweet with an elegant bitterness
Fragrances: mineral, cooked vegetable, floral, nuts
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.