This batch comes from the Longview garden. The Darjeeling designation is particularly famous for itsspring teas. The leaves of these first harvests boast a particularly high concentration of active ingredients, imbuing the tea with a complex aromatic profile.
Lively and powerful, this Darjeeling is characterised by its vegetal and camphor notes with fruity hints, supported by a fine astringency.
This tea is grown organically and certified by Ecocert, an accredited independent certification body.
- Darjeeling, India
- Tea colour:
- black tea
- Appearance: slightly rolled leaves and buds.
- Colour: mix of greens with brown highlights.
- Scents: vegetal, toasted.
- Scents: fresh vegetal, eucalyptus.
- Colour: amber.
- Texture: delicate astringency.
- Flavours: a subtle bitterness.
- Aromas: raw vegetables, aromatic herbs, camphor, fruity (apricot), nutty hints (bitter almond), toasted bread finish.
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a strong and aromatic tea with a fresh vegetal attack, which develops into fruity and toasted hints. Its fine astringent texture ensures the aromas enjoy a long finish.
Suggestion of preparation
With the testing: 3'45 minutes in water heated to 85°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.