This black tea comes from Chiang Rai province, Thailand. It is harvested from Assamica tea plants in the village of Wawee, at 800 metres above sea level. This tea garden is environmentally-conscious and contributes to the complete reforestation of the mountain by planting diverse species beside the tea plants in order to restore biodiversity.
- Chiang Rai, Thailand
- Tea colour:
- Black tea
Appearance: large leaves and buds
Colours: brown leaves and golden buds
Scents: dry vegetal, wood, fruity
Scents: wood, spiced, honey, camphor
Texture: powdery with a delicate astringent finish
Flavours: sweet, with a fine bitterness which gives the aromas a long finish
Aromas: dark honey, clove, camphor hint, wood, polished, nuts
Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a powerful Grand Cru with honey, spiced and woody notes that develop against a powerful texture with delicately powdered tannins.
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.