Grands Crus



Dragon Scales White Tea

White tea from Vietnam
A sweet and oily Grand Cru with fruity notes of damson, grapefruit and exotic fruits.
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  • Infusion Time 6'

  • Quantity 6g / 30cl

  • Temperature of infusion 85°C - 185°F

  • Time of the day All day long


This as a highly atypical Grand Cru. It comes from the Camellia Taliensis shrub, a cousin of the famous Camellia Sinensis tea plant. The species, endemic to Yunnan, can also be found in the countries bordering the province, such as Vietnam. Camellia Taliensis is also known as Ya Bao Cha, or simply the “wild tea plant”. It is sometimes compared to white tea or Pu Erh, whereas in reality it is as atypical as it is unclassifiable. Visually, it differs from Camellia Sinensis by its impressive early buds with numerous offshoots.
Sweet and oily, it reveals exquisite fruity notes of damson, grapefruit and exotic fruits. A rare and exceptional Grand Cru just waiting to be discovered!

The Choice of Francois-Xavier Delmas

Tea sommelier Expert and Founder of Palais des Thés

Extremely rare Camelia Taliensis buds. Truly unique fruity notes!


  • Origin:
  • Vietnam
  • Tea colour:
  • white tea

Suggestion of preparation

With the tasting set: 6' minutes in water heated to 85°C.

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.

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