Richly aromatic and with a wonderful intensity at the finish, this delicious tea reveals notes of fruit, spices, honey and wood.
Grown at an altitude of 1,800 metres, this black tea comes from the village of An Shi in Yunnan. Yunnan is home to the forests where the first tea bushes grew, bordering Laos and Myanmar. The starting point of the first tea and horse routes, Yunnan is one of the biggest producers of Chinese black tea.
- Yunnan, China
- Tea colour:
- Black tea
- Appearance: superb leaves rolled into needles with plenty of buds
- Colors: brown leaves with golden glints and golden buds
- Scents: fruit (stewed fruit), honey, nuts
- Scents: stewed fruit (apple, quince), a hint of vanilla pod, waxed wood, honey
- Color: fawn
- Texture: a slightly powdery feel
- Flavors: a subtle sweetness
- Aromas: pronounced fruit (stewed apple, quince, fruit paste, grape), sweet spices (nutmeg, vanilla pod), malt, honey, a hint of leather, wood
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: richly aromatic, this liquor releases its bouquet from the start through to the finish, with intense, full notes
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.