This Grand Cru is produced in the Nilgiris district. It is harvested at elevations of over 1,000 meters above sea level along the Western Ghats mountain range. It is made from a flush harvested in September (Grade: Orange Pekoe Large), using a cultivar from southern India.
A delicately sweet green tea with a sharp bitter note that gives its vegetal, mineral, toasted, and nut fragrances a long finish.
Appearance: long rolled leaves
Color: dark green
Fragrances: vegetal, toasted, fruity
Fragrances: vegetal, toasted, nuts
Flavor: sweet with a delicate bitterness
Fragrances: vegetal (cooked vegetable), mineral, toasted, roasted chestnut
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.