This black tea is harvested at 1,000 metres above sea level in Mang Bai. It is made from the violet leaves of the Da Ye tea plant, also known as the Zi Juan. This plant is rich in anthocyanins and renowned for its use as an antioxidant.
The aromatic profile of this delicious Grand Cru is marked by gourmet cocoa, honeyed, floral and fruity fragrances.
In order to bring out all the aromatic complexity of this tea, we recommend multiple infusions using the traditional Chinese Gong Fu Cha method.
- Yunnan, China
- Tea colour:
- black tea
Appearance: small twisted leaves
Colour: dark brown
Fragrances: woody, roasted, cocoa
Fragrances: cocoa, fruity, floral
Fragrances: cocoa, floral, honeyed, woody, polished, fruity
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.