Slightly smoky tea - Jardin Premier*
Beautiful African black tea
Mariage Frères invites you on a sensory journey to Southern Africa.
Tucked away at 1,150m in altitude lies a family plantation known for the quality of its teas for the past three generations.
Southern Africa is a territory with nearly infinite natural resources and a climate structured by the rainy season between November and March. Local tea bushes have adapted to this unique Terroir and produce artisanal harvests rich in flavour. The young, freshly hand-picked leaves are quickly sent to the atelier to be crafted into this particular tea which is then delicately smoked with the leaves of guava trees that grow on the plantation.
To enjoy throughout the day, hot or cold.
Dried leaves :
The long, obsidian black leaves release unique notes of smoked ebony accentuated by strong, malted aromas.
Infused leaves :
The colour of marron glacé, heart notes of tonka bean blend with hints of pink peppercorn.
Lucid caramel brown. The smooth, smoky sweetness of the liquor caresses the palate with notes of woody nougat scored with a glaze of creamy date.
Round and flavourful for the afficionados.