An experimental green tea made by cross-breeding the Japanese Yabukita cultivar with the giant Shan Tuyet tea plants from Vietnam. The leaves are shaped using the same method as the Chinese Bi Luo Chun.
This Grand Cru evokes yuzu and rose while also developing vanilla and citrusy notes underpinned by an elegant astringency.
- Thai Nguyen, Vietnam
- Tea colour:
- Green tea
Appearance: twisted leaves
Colour: emerald and silver
Notes: vanilla, floral
Notes: vegetal, vanilla, floral (geranium), grassy (lemon balm, verbena), citrus (lemon flower)
Colour: pale yellow
Texture: delicate astringency
Notes: vanilla, citrus (lemon flower and leave, yuzu, bergamot), floral (geranium, rose), milky final
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set or a teapot: 4 minutes in water heated to 170°F.
With the Gong Fu Cha: infusions during 30-40 seconds.
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.