This tea is produced in China in the region of Yunnan. It is a Pu Erh Shu, subject to an accelerated fermentationprocess. The leaves of this tea are compressed into miniature bird's nests, called Tuo Cha in Chinese. It is harvested from Da Ye tea plants at an altitude of almost 1,800 metres on mount Rangsai.
A sweet, round tea revealing notes of undergrowth, soil, caramel and spices with hints of licorice.
Photo not contractual. A mini Tuo Cha weighs about 5 g. A 50 g doypack corresponds approximately to 11 mini Tuo Cha .
- Yunnan, China
- Tea colour:
- dark tea, Pu Erh Shu (ripe)
- Appearance: leaves compressed into a mini-Tuo Cha shape ("birds nest")
- Colours: dark brown
- Scents: wood, land, humus
- Scents : wood, cellar, undergrowth
- Colours: brown, with mahogany highlights
- Texture: smooth
- Flavours: sweet
- Aromas: vanilla, wood, land, undergrowth, caramel, spiced, liquorice sticks, peat-scented
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: mini-Tuo Cha with the emblematic aromatic profile of the Pu Erh Shu. In the cup, it reveals woody and earthy notes, with a hint of vanilla. A balanced and readily accessible Grand Cru
Suggestion of preparation
With the testing: 4 minutes in water heated to 90°C
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