This Mao Cha is harvested along the Mae Shae heights, which are over 1,000 meters above sea level. It is made from cultivars of Sinensis and Assamica. Its leaves are intensely toasted at the end of production, which has a significant impact on the tea's flavor. A unique tea!
A Grand Cru with unexpected, intensely toasted aromas. Its finely astringent texture gives a long finish to its toasted, woody, and subtly mineral notes.
- Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Tea colour:
- dark tea
Appearance: long crumpled leaves
Colour: dark green and brown glints
Fragrances: woody, toasted
Fragrances: very toasted, woody
Flavour: elegant bitterness prolonging the fragrances
Fragrances: woody, toasted (roasted coffee beans, grilled barley), mineral, cereal
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4' minutes in water heated to 195°F.
With the Gong Fu Cha (teapot/Gaiwan): infusions during 30-40 secondes.
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.