This tea is made in Kangra, in the north-west of India. It is an unconventional tea which resembles an oolong. Its carefully crumpled leaves are only slightly oxidised, which helps to give this Grand Cru its vivacious and fresh notes.
A highly aromatic oolong with fresh vegetal and floral fragrances which develop against a vivacious texture with a long finish when tasting.
- Kangra, Inda
- Tea colour:
Appearance: carefully crumpled leaves, and buds
Colours: a blend of dark green and light green
Scents: vegetal, toasted, almonds
Scents: fresh peas, aromatic herbs, floral
Texture: silky with a delicate astringency which gives the fragrances a long finish
Flavours: acidic with a delicate bitterness
Aromas: fresh vegetal, floral (rose), raw vegetables (artichoke, peas), toasted, almonds, fruity, citrus hints
Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: an unconventional oolong characterised by a vivacious and fresh aromatic profile and a finely astringent texture. A rare tea indeed.
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4' 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.