This Chinese tea is grown in the province of Anhui. Qimen was originally a town close to the Huangshan mountains which then gave its name to a famous family of teas. Mao Feng refers to the harvest rich in buds, while Hong Cha means "red tea".
A sweet, smooth black tea revealing woody, fruity, floral, honeyed and chocolate notes. A particularly gourmet Grand Cru.
- Anhui, China
- Tea colour:
- black tea
- Appearance: fines leaves, rolled lengthways
- Colour: dark brown
- Scents: intense cocoa, wood, honey
- Scents: intense cocoa, ganache, wood
- Colour: amber
- Texture: smooth
- Flavours: sweet with a subtle acidity
- Aromas: intense cocoa, ganache, wild honey, wood, fruit with floral and licorice undertones, mild spices and a subtly toasted finish
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a Grand Cru from Anhui with powerful notes of cocoa. The subtle hint of acidity prolongs the notes, each harmoniously following the next against a thick, round texture. A rich, gourmet tea
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.