This Grand Cru comes from Mount Kenya, a stratovolcano in Kirinyaga county. Its heavily oxidized leaves come from Assamica tea plants. It was harvested from exceptional volcanic soil that is mineral-rich and ideal for tea plant growth.
A black tea with cocoa, toasted, and nutty notes that develop against a light astringency.
- Kerugoya, Kenya
- Tea colour:
- black tea
Appearance: twisted leaves
Colour: dark brown
Notes: praline, cocoa, fruity, woody
Notes: fruity, honeyed, waxed
Texture: light astringency
Notes: cocoa, toasted, nuts (pralines, hazelnuts), woody, honeyed
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4' minutes in water heated to 195°F.
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.