White tea from Vietnam
This as a highly atypical grand cru. It comes from the Camellia Taliensis shrub, a cousin of the famous Camellia Sinensis tea plant. The species, endemic to Yunnan, can also be found in the countries bordering the province, such as Vietnam. Camellia Taliensis is also known as Ya Bao Cha, or simply the “wild tea plant”. It is sometimes compared to white tea or Pu Erh, whereas in reality it is as atypical as it is unclassifiable. Visually, it differs from Camellia Sinensis by its impressive early buds with numerous offshoots.
Sweet and oily, it reveals exquisite fruity notes of damson, grapefruit and exotic fruits. A rare and exceptional Grand Cru just waiting to be discovered!
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With the testing: 6 minutes in water heated to 85°C
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.
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