This spectacular plucking from Yunnan is composed exclusively of magnificent, glossy, downy buds.This premium tea is a Pu Erh Shu, also known as "cooked Pu Erh". It has a distinctive, powerful note of rose, which is very rare for a Pu Erh. Its subtle sweet flavour gives it a delicious finish in the mouth.
A first encounter with Pu Erh can be surprising, even disconcerting, but if you come to appreciate its intense, powerful flavour, it becomes a firm favourite. Because it has a low theine content, it can be consumed in the evening as well as during the day. Pu Erh is well-known for its beneficial qualities: it is reputed to aid digestion and help detox the body, making it an excellent tea to enjoy after a meal.
Most dark teas are produced in Yunnan using a variety of tea plant unique to the region called Da Ye, meaning “large leaf”.
The official definition of Pu Erh comes from an appellation of origin description: “Tea produced using leaves picked from Da Ye large-leaf tea plants grown in Yunnan, dried in the sun and fermented using the natural or artificially-induced process."
- Yunnan, China
- Tea colour:
- Pu Erh Shu (cooked)
- Appearance: an exceptional plucking made up exclusively of beautiful buds with a glossy sheen
- Colour: coppery brown
- Scents: animal, wicker, fruit
- Scents: fruit (very ripe fruit), wet wood (barrel), cellar, wicker
- Colour: amber, pale and gleaming
- Texture: a lovely powdery feel
- Flavours: subtly sweet
- Aromas: liquorice, wood (dry wood, wet wood), moss, wicker, a mineral accent (flint), a hint of rose, honey, wax, fruit (apple, grape), a hint of animal
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a remarkable tea that is both delicate and complex, with fruity notes to start, finishing on honey and liquorice notes. In the middle, there is a rare opulent note of rose. The finish is sustained by the subtle sweet flavour
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4 minutes in water heated to 90°C
With the Gong Fu Cha: short infusions (15 seconds to 2') repeated 6 to 7 times in water heated to 90°C
In a small zhong: short infusions (15 to 45 seconds) repeated 7 to 8 times in water heated to 90°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.