Qimen is first and foremost the name of a county near the Yellow Mountains, and since lent its name toa famous type of tea. This tea is harvested at 800 metres above sea level on Qi Hong mountain. It is made from the Zhu Ye Qi cultivar.
A black tea with a fine powdery texture, against which powerful cocoa, honey, fruity, wooden and floral notes develop. A fantastic Chinese tea.
- Anhui, China
- Tea colour:
- black tea
- Appearance: fine leaves and highly uniform buds
- Colour: dark brown with golden glints
- Scents: honey, wood, toasted
- Scents: honey, wood, animal, floral
- Colour: dark ochre
- Texture: powdery
- Flavours: sweet
- Aromas: intense honey, wood, floral (dried rose), leather, polished, tobacco hint, bitter cocoa, fruity
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a Qimen with a remarkable aromatic concentration. Its intense notes have a long finish, and develop against a texture with delicately powdered tannins.
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4 minutes in water heated to 90°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.