Grands Crus



Zhang Ping Shui Xian

Dark tea from Nyot Ou, Laos
A Grand Cru with floral and fruity notes.

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  • Infusion Time 4’

  • Quantity 10 g / 50 cl

  • Temperature of infusion 90°C - 195°F

  • Time of the day All day long


This Zhang Ping Shui Xian Grand Cru, which translates to “water fairy from Zhang Ping”, is harvested in the namesake village in Fujian province, China. The tradition of oolong compression continues here: growers carefully compress oolong made from the Shui Xian cultivar into small cubes.

A superb oolong with delicate white flower, yellow fruit and vanilla notes which develop against a subtly powdered texture.

In order to bring out all the aromatic complexity of this tea, we recommend multiple infusions using the traditional Chinese Gong Fu Cha method.

100g of this tea represents 10 small squares of compressed tea of approximately 10g each. As this product is subject to desiccation, its weight may vary slightly.

Special qualities

  • Origin:
  • Fujian, China
  • Tea colour:
  • Oolong

Suggestion of preparation

With the teapot or the tasting set: 4 minutes in water heated to 195°F.

Each small compressed square can be brewed in 50 cl to 1 L of water, according to individual preferences.

With the Gong Fu Cha: infusions during 30-40 seconds.

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.

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