A journey into the unknown: for the first time in the millennial history of tea, majestic Scotland carves itself a noble place among the grandest teas in the world. A confidential garden lies between misty cliffs and snowy peaks, nourished by the fertile land of the Highlands. North of Hadrian’s Wall and just miles away from the Arctic Circle, the Gulf Stream regulates the climate of this volcanic land, sculpted and wild, making it conducive to this sensational white tea. Over the years, in the heart of rare and indigenous flora, centenary seeds of camellia sinensis were gently suited to their new environment. The planters, responding to the requirements of Mariage Frères, selected only the finest of their tea plants from the land – some dusted with pure white snow, others kissed by radiant sunbeams.
Dried leaves : An exceptional harvest composed of tender young leaves and buds with a fragile duvet, carefully plucked as the morning fog lifts in the dawn of a sunny day. The terroir expresses itself in two ways: one evoking a hint of sweet licorice, the other immersing the taster deep into the damp heather of the Highlands.
Infused leaves : Tweed-green, darkened from the rain. A delicate balance of edelweiss tending toward rosy chypre, enlivened by a zesty note of mandarin. The rich aroma of its leaves exhale tonalities of white peach and clover honey.
Liquor : Crystal amber in colour with a texture as soft as almond milk on the palate. A unique sensation of cotton voile precedes a pleasantly sweet, floral aroma of poppy candy with a persistent note of candied angelica. The whole is harmoniously blended into an indescribable bouquet of incense.
An unforgettable royal potion!