This Grand Cru comes from Mount Kenya, the second-highest peak in Africa, located in Kirinyaga County. Its crop is harvested from purple tea plants which grow from volcanic soil; its leaves have a high anthocyanin and mineral content.
A powerful black tea with delicious apple and stewed prune notes, which blend with toasted fragrances, enhanced by a finely powdered texture.
- Kirinyaga, Kenya
- Tea colour:
- Black tea
Appearance: long and slightly twisted leaves and stems
Texture: finely powdered
Notes: roasted, toasted (grilled bread), riped fruits (apple, prune), cocoa
Suggestion of preparation
Prepare this tea warm:
With the Gong Fu Cha: infusions during 30-40 seconds.
Prepare this tea iced:
In a teapot or carafe: infuse 16 g of leaves per liter of water at room temperature for 30 minutes. Remove the leaves and store in the fridge.
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.