This rare tea comes from the Shan Highland in Myanmar. It is harvested from sinensis and assamica tea plants in June at over 1,400 metres above sea level. This handcrafted black tea has the unusual trait of being slowly sun-dried.
An intense and powerful black tea, with a powdered texture, which reveals complex camphor and cocoa notes that are honeyed and spicy.
- Namhsan, Myanmar
- Black tea
Appearance: large crumpled leaves
Colour: dark brown
Fragrances: honeyed, spiced, fruity
Fragrances: honeyed, spiced, polished wood
Texture: powdery with a delicate astringent finish
Fragrances: honeyed, spiced, camphor and cocoa hints, polished wood, stewed fruit
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.