Grands Crus

SKU

558

Malawi Thyolo Oolong

Oolong tea from Thyolo, Malawi
An atypical Grand Cru with a delicately astringent texture supporting vegetal, woody, mineral and camphorated notes with a hint of fruit.
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  • Infusion Time 5'

  • Quantity 6g / 30cl

  • Temperature of infusion 90°C - 195°F

  • Time of the day All day long

Description

This tea is harvested from 50-year-old tea plants growing on Mount Thyolo at an altitude of more than 1,000 metres.Thyolo is the name of a mountain, a town, a district and the cultivar used to produce this tea: the 312 Thyolo Oolong is a native cultivar which lends this tea a unique aromatic profile. The tea plants grow in a sub-tropical climate that is dry in winter and humid in summer. The seasons are reversed in Malawi as it is located in the southern hemisphere. Harvested in September, this tea is therefore actually a spring tea.

An atypical Grand Cru with a delicately astringent texture supporting vegetal, woody, mineral and camphorated notes with a hint of fruit.

The Choice of Francois-Xavier Delmas

Tea sommelier Expert and Founder of Palais Des Thés

This attractive, powerful and aromatic oolong completes our collection of Grands Crus from Africa, a continent which produces a number of rare teas in very small quantities.

Special qualities

  • Origin:
  • Thyolo, Malawi
  • Tea colour:
  • oolong tea (medium oxidation)

Suggestion of preparation

With the tasting set: 5 minutes in water heated to 90°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.

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