The tea plants used to make this black tea from the town of Tskaltubo are grown from seeds rather than cuttings. These tea plants help to develop a broader system of roots that give the tea its more complex fragrances.
With its strong cocoa fragrance, this Georgian Grand Cru gradually reveals honeyed, woody and fruity notes in the mouth.
- Imereti, Georgia
- black tea
Appearance: long, thin crumpled leaves
Colour: dark brown
Fragrances: cocoa, toasted, fruity
Fragrances: toasted, cocoa, floral
Flavour: sweet, with a subtle bitterness which gives the fragrances a long finish
Fragrances: powerful cocoa, honeyed, woody, stewed fruit
Suggestion of preparation
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.