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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 splendour of lunar velvety shades.
This Darjeeling Nouveau, an exclusive Mariage Frères creation, has been released early, fast-tracked from the estate to the cup.
Sublime composition of whole leaves hand-crafted into fine twists. Their green tourmaline hue contrasts elegantly with the pearly white shimmer of the numerous buds.
A forthright and gourmet aroma of green fig jam escapes from the depths of the infused leaves. The fruity score is prolonged with succulent notes of candied mango and fresh watermelon.
The crystalline liquor colours the cup a soft yellow of clivia flowers, its edge haloed by a few jade green reflections. A voluptuous and sensual fragrance blends scents of linden honey with a dash of vanilla. The soft and balanced structure reveals the lively and sparkling fruitiness of pink grapefruit. The pride of a grand domain.
Tea from beyond the skies: an extraordinary Darjeeling Nouveau.
Cold brew :
1 - place 10g of tea in 1 liter 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.