This extremely harmonious Bai Mao Hou has a particularly creamy texture, with a good balance between the texture, flavours and aromas. With its cooked vegetable, mineral and marine notes, this green tea is, without a doubt, one of the best from Fujian province!
Relatively rare and much less well known than the legendary Long Jing, Bi Luo Chun or Tai Ping Hou Kui, Bai Mao Hou shares with the latter the distinction of being connected with monkeys! There are a number of Chinese teas with picturesque names recalling the fact that trained monkeys were occasionally used to reach the inaccessible summits of wild tea trees. Bai Mao Hou, however, owes it name (White Hairy Monkey) to the appearance of its leaf, which is covered in down resembling the long white hair that grows on the backs of old monkeys.
For the most part, this tea is produced in the province of Fujian, a region that specialises in white teas and jasmine teas. Manufactured from the famous Great White tea bushes, it is worthy of inclusion among the best new-season teas produced in China.
- Tea color:
- green tea
- Appearance: large attractive twisted leaves with plenty of downy buds
- Colors: mainly dark green and silver
- Scents: vegetal (stewed fruit), a toasted hint, vanilla, mineral, with a marine hint
- Scents: pronounced metallic, vegetal to start (stewed vegetables), burnt, a mild hint of animal and leather, fruit (fresh fruit)
- Color: a clear, gleaming liquor with a light green color
- Texture: very smooth, full and round in the mouth
- Flavors: sweet, reinforces the very sweet start to the liquor, slightly umami
- Aromas: pronounced vegetal (cooked vegetable), burnt, mineral, marine (crab), nuts (almond milk, cashew), followed by fresher, fruit aromas (fresh fruit), aniseed and vegetal notes (cut grass)
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: Very harmonious. The notes succeed one another without a break. The finish has vegetal, mineral and marine notes
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.