Blue tea - China
In the north of Fujian province stand the famous Wuyi Mountains, whose vertiginous peaks carve out a green landscape bathed in mist. On their steep slopes grow some of the greatest 'rock teas'.
This 'Divine Orchid' tea, a literal and poetic translation of its Chinese name, is one of those blue teas whose deep oxidation offers new adventures in flavour.
The whole leaves sculpted like curlicues are marked by a long oxidation, giving them a shade of ebony.
A floral brume mingles with the gourmet scents of golden marzipan.
The infusion in the shade of brown jasper reveals a rich nose of brioche and brown butter. A round and warm flavour of toasted pecan is expressed generously and persistently in a liqueur with perfectly balanced texture.