This Taiwanese black tea comes from Yu Chi in Nantou. It is made from the TTES 18 cultivar, which is the result of a cross between an assamica tea plant and an endemic tea plant. This cultivar provides aromatic complexity and a fine tannic structure.
A Grand Cru with a uniform texture that is rich in aromas. It releases intense, complex notes that are honeyed, wooden, camphor and fruity.
- Nantou, Taiwan
- Tea colour:
- black tea
- Appearance: fine and long leaves, rolled lengthways
- Colours: dark brown
- Scents: wild honey, wood, fruit
- Scents: fruit, wood, spicy
- Colour: mahogany
- Texture: powdery
- Flavours: sweet with a very subtle final bitterness which gives the notes a long finish
- Aromas: woody attack, camphor hints, cooked fruits, clove, wild honey, floral hints
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a Grand Cru with an exceptional aromatic concentration of powerful, uncommon notes. Its finely powdered texture ensure the notes enjoy a very long finish
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.