This Taiwanese tea is made in Nantou County. It is harvested along Baguashan at 450 metres above sea level. It is produced from tea plants from the renowned Si Ji Chun cultivar. This Grand Cru is a mildly oxidised oolong, which was harvested in winter.
The initially soft, fruity, honey and vanilla gourmet notes of this cru, as well as its floral fragrances make for a delicious tea break.
- Nantou, Taiwan
- Tea colour:
- Oolong (light oxidation)
- Appearance: leaves rolled into pearls
- Colour: green, with copper highlights
- Scents: honey, toasted, vanilla
- Scents: apple purée, honey, floral
- Colour: golden yellow
- Texture: smooth
- Flavours: sweet
- Aromas: initial strong honey note, intense floral note (Osmanthus) which combines with powerful fruity notes (apple purée, tarte tatin), vanilla, toasted hint
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a highly rounded, soft and gourmet oolong. It is characterised by powerful fruity notes which are developed by a sweet flavour and a very smooth texture
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 5 minutes in water heated to 90°C
With the Gong Fu Cha: 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.