This Mao Cha is harvested in Phongsaly, in the north-west of Laos. Its tea plants come from a pollution-free natural space renowned for its rich biodiversity. It is made from an ancient type of tea plant grown secretively in the mountains of the Golden triangle.
A velvety Mao Cha with a fine astringency that gives the vegetal, mineral and candied apricot notes a long finish.
- Phongsaly, Laos
- Tea colour:
- dark tea, Mao Cha
- Appearance: vast leaves and buds
- Colour: mixture of brown with golden glints
- Scents: leather, fruit, wood
- Scents: apricot jam, vegetal, sweet spices
- Colour: amber
- Texture: velvety with a delicate final astringency
- Flavours: sweet with a fine bitterness
- Aromas: fruit to start (apricot, pear), vanilla, fresh vegetal, dry wood, mineral
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a powerful and aromatic Mao Cha with strong vegetal, mineral and apricot notes. The round texture gives way to a delicate and elegant astringency that prolongs the aromas
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4 minutes in water heated to 90°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.