This green tea comes from Nepal. It is produced in the La Mandala tea garden, which is located over 2,000 metres above sea level in the Ilam valley. This estate is a well-kept secret, and much of the production is performed by hand.
This Nepalese Grand Cru boasts delicately powdered tannins and is characterised by intense vegetal and mineral notes.
- Ilam, Nepal
- Tea colour:
- green tea
Appearance: attractive, rolled leaves
Colours: mixture of greens
Scents: vegetal, mineral, toasted
Scents: vegetal, mineral, fruit
Colours: pale yellow
Flavours: sweet with a subtle bitterness
Aromas: vegetal, cooked vegetables, mineral, toasted, floral hint, nuts, subtle smoked note
Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a powerful green tea with vegetal and mineral notes which develop against a subtly powdered texture.
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4' minutes in water heated to 170°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.