In China, the festival of Qingming (5 April) marks the beginning of the spring harvest. This Grand Cru picked before the festival is particularly rare. It comes from the province of Hunan and is a Mao Jian, which means a refined tea with numerous buds.
An exquisite Chinese tea with a rich, smooth texture unveiling delicate mineral, floral and vegetal notes. A fresh, elegant tea.
This tea is grown organically and certified by Ecocert, an accredited independent certification body.
- Hunan, China
- Tea colour:
- green tea
- Appearance: delicately curled leaves and buds
- Colours: green with silver glints
- Scents: vegetal, floral, mineral
- Scents: pronounced floral, fresh vegetal
- Colours: pale green, clear
- Texture: smooth
- Flavours: sweet, slight acidity
- Aromas: floral start (white flowers), fresh vegetal, raw vegetable, marine undertone, fresh hazelnut, mineral finish
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a smooth tea with intense floral and vegetal notes giving way to an elegantly mineral finish
Suggestion of preparation
With the testing: 4 minutes in water heated to 75°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.