In China, the festival of Qingming (5 April) marks the beginning of the spring harvest. This Grand Cru picked before the festival is particularly rare. It comes from the province of Henan. It is a Mao Jian, which means a refined tea with numerous buds.
This chinese new season tea is characterised by an excellent aromatic complexity and a delicately astringent texture which gives the fragrances a long finish. A fine tea.
To deploy all the aromatic complexity, the leaves should be infused multiple times with the traditionnal chinese method, the Gong Fu Cha.
- Henan, China
- Tea colour:
- green tea
Appearance: small, delicately flattened leaves
Colour: green with silver buds
Fragrances: fresh vegetal, floral, fruity
Fragrances: floral, fresh vegetal, fruity
Colour: pale gold
Texture: silky, with a delicate astringent finish
Flavours: sweet, delicate acidity
Fragrances: citrus, nuts, floral, fresh vegetal, mineral
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4' minutes in water heated to 75°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.