Made up entirely of silky, fine buds, this Grand Cru is the most popular white tea in China. It is also one of the most subtle of its kind. These silver needles are harvested on Taimu Mountain in Fuding, at over 900 metres above sea level and are produced from the famous Fuding Da Bai cultivar.
A complex, subtle Chinese tea with floral, fruity and vegetal notes, which are mixed in to a oily texture. A superb classic.
- Fujian, China
- Tea colour:
- white tea
- Appearance: long, highly-regular fluffy buds
- Colour: green and silver
- Scents: floral, vegetal, fruity
- Scents: floral, fruit (ripe apricot), vegetal
- Colour: pale gold, bright
- Texture: oily
- Flavours: very sweet
- Aromas: floral initial flavour (rose), fruit (apricot), vegetal (fresh and dry), almond, honeyed hints (multi-flower honey)
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a splendid, subtle tea. It reveals notes that are typically found in the finest white teas, with floral, fruity and vegetal notes, wrapped within an excellent thick texture. A thick, subtle, complex and refined tea
Suggestion of preparation
With the testing: 10 minutes in water heated to 70°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.