This partially oxidised oolong brings to mind the finest Taiwanese Gao Shan Cha, even though it is produced in Yunnan Province. This province offers exceptional soil for tea plants. This tea is harvested at over 2,300 metres above sea level.
This Grand Cru shares its appearance with the Gao Shan Cha, and develops a myriad of fine and unique floral and gourmet notes against an oily texture.
- Yunnan, China
- Tea colour:
- oolong, medium oxidation
Appearance: leaves rolled into small pearls
Scents: fruity, floral, roasted
Scents: floral, fruity, pastry-like notes
Colours: pale yellow
Fragrances: floral (white flowers), apricot, vanilla, brioche, soft spices, vegetal hint, buttery
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.
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.