This Grand Cru is a black tea, otherwise known as a Hong Cha in China. It is harvested in Nantou County, around the famous Sun Moon Lake. It is made from the Taiwanese cultivar Ruby 18.
This Grand Cru develops many strong aromas, including powerful polished and camphor notes which develop into heady floral fragrances.
- Nantou, Taiwan
- Tea colour:
- black tea
Appearance: long, finely twisted leaves
Colours: dark brown
Scents: toasted, caramel, woody
Scents: woody, spiced, camphor
Texture: powdery, with a fine astringent finish
Flavours: sweet with a subtle bitterness
Aromas: initially polished, then camphor, spicy, honeyed, woody, caramel, floral finish
Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: this black tea develops a rare aromatic strength, supported by a very fine astringency which gives the polished, camphor and floral notes a long finish.
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4' minutes in water heated to 90°C.
With the Gong Fu Cha (teapot/Gaiwan): 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.