The autumn harvest begins in September after the monsoon. It is the last harvest of the year before thetea plant enters its dormant period. Carefully picking tea in the autumn guarantees a good harvestwhen the winter ends.
This autumnal, velvety-textured tea develops vegetal, almond notes that recall the aromatic profile of spring teas.
This tea is grown organically and certified by Ecocert, an accredited independent certification body.
- Darjeeling, India
- Tea colour:
- black tea
- Appearance: regular rolled leaves.
- Colour: dark green, pale green, with touches of brown.
- Scents: vegetal, roasted.
- Scents: cooked vegetables, aromatic herbs (coriander).
- Colour: golden.
- Texture: velvety.
- Flavours: sweet with a slight bitterness.
- Aromas: fresh vegetal, raw vegetables (peas), straw, floral (white flowers), a fruity finale (bitter almonds).
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a well-rounded and thick tea, with a fine vegetal,almond-scented length. The very fresh aromatic profile is reminiscent of certain spring black teas.
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 3'45 minutes in water heated to 85°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.