This Grand Cru is made in the Wuliang mountain, Yunnan Province. It is harvested at 1,900 metres above sea level from a century-old tea plant variety known as Lao Cong in Chinese. This Mao Cha is produced by a talented farmer, Mr. Zhang.
A Grand Cru with fresh and powerful vegetal, mineral and fruity fragrances. Its silky texture develops a fine astringency to give the flavours a long finish.
- Yunnan, China
- Tea colour:
- dark tea, Mao Cha
Appearance: large, lightly crumpled leaves
Scents: vegetal, fruity, leather
Scents: vegetal, mineral, fruity
Texture: silky with a delicate final astringency
Flavours: sweet, with a subtle bitterness
Fragrances: vegetal (cooked vegetables, artichoke), mineral, apricot, vanilla, dry vegetal, leather
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.