This Guranse “Emerald” develops a complex bouquet with cooked vegetal, metallic and zesty qualities. The astringent texture from the start gives this tea a good presence and intensity. A delicious introduction to the Guranse garden.
A second flush (summer plucking) from the Guranse garden, situated on one of the world’s highest peaks. We’ve enjoyed working closely with Guranse for many years.
François-Xavier Delmas' choice:
"A green tea that is full in the mouth and very refreshing. I like to drink it lukewarm to get the most from its rich aromas."
- Origin: Nepal
- Tea colour: green tea
- Appearance: small rolled leaves with quite a few small buds
- Colour: dark green
- Scents: vanilla, burnt (bread crust)
Brewed leaves (infusion):
- Scents: vegetal, fruit, vanilla, flowers (yellow flowers), and a mineral hint
- Colour: pale yellow
- Texture: astringent from the start, which gives the tea a good presence and intensity
- Flavours: acidity and bitterness
- Aromas: vegetal (cooked vegetable), mineral, metal, zest, a fruity accent (stewed fruit, apple, quince), a floral hint (yellow flowers in the middle, white flowers at the finish), a sweet vanilla accent, a burnt accent
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: the notes are clean right from the start. The tea has a good presence and a long finish, with a good balance between the slight bitterness/astringency and the floral, zesty, mineral note
Throughout the year, our experts travel in the tea plantations looking for the best pluckings and new, rare, delicious teas.
The fact that we travel so extensively, that we taste and buy on location has many advantages and allows us to find rare crops by looking outside the traditional supplier circuit, to taste and to share with you the harvests of small plantations, which are often hidden away.
Visiting tea estates regularly and thereby establishing long-lasting relations with our suppliers allows us to guarantee regular quality control of the teas we buy, and to continue our mission: to bring you the best quality teas and to share our travels and experience with you, while concerning ourselves with environmental issues, working conditions on the estates and the fair trade practices to which we adhere.