This Grand Cru is harvested in the Lào Cai province, in the area surrounding the village of Ba Lien, at over 1,500 metres above sea level. It is produced from ancient tea plants known as Shan plants, which are maintained by the Tay people deep in the mountains. Its name, Xanh Lan, which may be translated as "rolled green tea", refers to the leaf shaping method, as it is carefully twisted.
Powerful and vibrant, this Vietnamese green tea with a powdery texture unveils notes of flint and lightly toasted hazelnuts against a vegetal core.
This tea is grown organically and certified by Ecocert, an accredited independent certification body.
- Lào Cai, Vietnam
- Tea colour:
- green tea
- Appearance: large, carefully twisted leaves
- Colours: green leaves and silver buds
- Scents: vegetal, mineral, toasted
- Scents: cooked vegetable, iodine, mineral
- Colours: golden
- Texture: powdery
- Flavours: sweet, with a subtle bitterness
- Aromas: vegetal, cooked vegetable, mineral (silex), nuts, a toasted finale
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a powerful green tea with mineral and vegetal notes and fruity, unveiled on a finely powdered round texture
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.