This batch we’ve chosen is made up of well rolled leaves with lovely downy buds, which produces a silky golden liquor. Its woody, fruity and vanilla aromas linger with a nice intensity over notes of honey and spices. This premium tea heralds a promising autumn season!
The Thurbo plantation is situated in Mirik valley at an altitude ranging from 980 metres to 2,440 metres, extending across an area of around 485 hectares. The garden’s name came from the British who set up a camp on this land many years ago. The tents they used were called “tombu” in the local language, which then became “thurbo”
- Origin: Darjeeling, India
- Tea colour : black tea
- Appearance: well rolled leaves, downy buds
- Colour: coppery brown
- Scents: milky, vanilla, woody, fruity
- Scents: fruity (stewed fruit, fruit paste), woody, buttery vanilla, a hint of honey
- Colour: dark gold, gleaming, clear
- Texture: silky
- Flavours: a touch of sweetness - Aromas: woody and fruity to start (stewed fruit, dried fruit), then vanilla and butter, before the woody (dry wood) note returns in fuller form. Spices and honey at the finish
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: lovely rich aromas and a good intensity,
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.