This Grand Cru is a Hong Cha - a black tea. However, this Chinese name actually means "red tea", in reference to the liquid's colour once it is poured into the cup. The Mi Xiang grade refers to the exceptional honeyed fragrances of this Grand Cru.
A round and sweet black tea with a fine complexity, which develops a bouquet of floral and honeyed notes, with hints of mint and vanilla.
- Tea colour:
- black tea
Appearance: long, finely twisted leaves
Colours: dark brown
Scents: toasted, honeyed, vanilla
Scents: fruity, honeyed, woody
Aromas: initially honeyed and floral, then cocoa, hint of mint, fruity, vanilla hint
Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a balanced tea that reveals highly honeyed and floral notes, which brings to mind the rich aromatic range of an oolong. Its complex fragrances then develop into mint and vanilla notes that combine with a velvety texture.
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.