This tea is produced in China in the region of Yunnan. It is a Pu Erh Shu, subject to an accelerated fermentation process. The leaves of this tea are compressed into miniature bird's nests, called Tuo Cha in Chinese.
These Mini Tuo Cha teas are characterised by a powerful texture and intense fragrances of earth and mushroom.
- Yunnan, China
- Tea colour:
- Dark tea, Pu Erh Shu (ripe)
Appearance: leaves compressed into a little Tuo Cha shape ("birds nest")
Colours: dark brown
Scents: undergrowth (damp wood, earth)
Scents: damp wood, earth, mushroom
Colours: brown, nearly black
Texture: initially smooth, then powdery
Flavours: sweet, with a subtle bitterness
Fragrances: woody, spicy, mushroom, earth, toasted hint
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 5' minutes in water heated to 90°C.
With the Gong Fu Cha (teapot/Gaiwan): infusions during 30-40 secondes.
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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.