This spring tea is grown on the outskirts of Menghai, on Dehei Mountain. It is made from the Ruan Zhi cultivar, which is traditionally used to produce oolong. A rare Grand Cru which will entice lovers of green tea and oolong alike!
A surprising green tea, with vanilla, vegetal fresh apricot and osmanthus flower notes. It has a smooth texture, with a delicious, sweet flavour.
- Yunnan, China
- Tea colour:
- green tea
- Appearance: slightly rolled leaves and buds
- Colours: dark green and pale green
- Scents: floral, vanilla, spicy (cinnamon), toast
- Scents : very floral, fruit, sweet spices
- Colours: pale gold
- Texture: smooth
- Flavours: very sweet
- Aromas: an initial floral taste (Osmanthus, Frangipani), buttered, vanilla, spiced (cinnamon), vegetal (fresh) and fruity (fresh apricot) hints
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a smooth tea with an intense, sweet flavour. Its pastry- like, floral and spicy notes bring with them the sensation of an oolong, but with freshness of a green tea. A complex, rare and unique tea
Suggestion of preparation
With the testing: 4 minutes in water heated to 75°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.