This Grand Cru tea is produced in the Vietnamese town of Hà Giang. It's made from the Shan tea plant, which grows at 1500 meters above sea level along the Tay Con Linh mountain. Its leaves are processed to make black tea. A sweet tea with a delicately powdered texture, with a fruity and cocoa aromatic profile.
Appearance: large twisted leaves and buds
Color: dark brown, golden buds
Fragrances: woody, leather, cocoa
Fragrances: cocoa, fruity, woody
Flavor: sweet, with a delicate acidity
Fragrances: cooked fruit, liquorice, cocoa, woody, honeyed
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4' minutes in water heated to 195°F - 90°C.
With Gong Fu Cha (teapot/gaiwan): 30-40 second infusions.
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.