This tea comes to us from the Rohini tea garden, located in Kurseong subdivision. The plantation stretches over 144 hectares between 300 and 1,300 metres above sea level. The Rohini tea garden (Kurseong) features Chinese tea plants as well as superb clonal tea plants such as the Bannockburn 157. This extremely rare cultivar is famous for developing a unique and particularly complex aromatic palette.
An exceptional autumn Darjeeling with seductive fragrances of exotic fruits, heady flowers and vanilla.
- Cultivar: Bannockburn 157 (BB 157)
- Garden: Rohini
- Origin: Kurseong
- Altitude: 300 -1,300 meters
- Climate: 15-35°C
- Flush: 2020 December
- Darjeeling, India
- Tea colour:
- black tea
Appearance: slightly rolled leaves and buds
Colours: green and brown leaves, with silver buds
Scents: toasted, fruity, honeyed
Scents: exotic fruits, bouquet of roses and vanilla
Fragrances: a fruity start (mango, lychee, papaya), fresh rose, gardenia, fresh vegetal, vanilla
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4' minutes in water heated to 85°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.