This batch comes from the Rohini garden in West Bengal (district of Kurseong). The very fine harvest (F.T.G.F.O.P.1), consists of green leaves and large silvery buds. This tea is made from the B 157 (Bannockburn 157) cultivar. The spring harvests are renowned for their freshness.
This first Darjeeling of the year is highly refreshing: it reveals vegetal and floral notes in a whirlwind of spring fragrances.
- Darjeeling, India
- Tea colour:
- black tea
Appearance: large leaves and long, delicately rolled buds
Colour: a blend of green and silver, with dark ocher hints
Fragrances: floral, almond, slightly toasted
Fragrances: floral, vegetal, fruity
Texture: silky with a delicate astringency which gives the fragrances a long finish
Flavours: sweet with a delicate bitterness
Aromas: fresh vegetal (stems), white flowers, camphor, almond
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 3'45 minutes in water heated to 85°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.