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« Tea from beyond the skies »
The celebrated garden of Namring was created in 1855 by the British. Cultivated at 1,525 meters in altitude, this cru is harvested from an absolutely magnificent and prestigious parcel of land. Ample sunlight and pure water from the Himalayas provoke the formation of tasty buds and hence the crafting of this grand millesime. The remarkable character of Namring’s terroir and the admirable work of the planters associated with the unique savoir-faire of Mariage Frères give rise to a rich splendor of lunar velvety shades. This Darjeeling Nouveau, an exclusive Mariage Frères creation, has been released early, fast-tracked from the estate to the cup.
Under the platinum reflections of the young whole buds, the leaves, shaped with great care and grace, offer rich hues of green and brown nuances to the eye.
A fresh scent of lemon thyme flower is swaddled in gourmet notes of mango and candied pineapple.
The liquor shines with radiant colours of buttercup then exhales a bouquet of green apple poached in coconut sugar syrup. The palate is filled with the sweet and fruity notes of honeydew melon, full of roundness and finesse.
Tea from beyond the skies: an extraordinary Darjeeling Nouveau.
1 - place 15g of tea in 1 litre of spring water; keep in the fridge for about 12 hours.
2 - filter out the leaves then let the liqueur come to room temperature.
3 - best served in a large balloon glass, filled up to a third.
"Cold brew", a slow infusion in cold water, results in a further exploration of the infinite aromatic palette of this grand cru. The cold allows new fragrances to express themselves in a dazzling and totally intoxicating way.