There is not just one scent of tea; China alone has six main types. And depending on when the leaves are harvested and how they’re dried, a tea’s notes can be a combination of herbal, floral, clean, sweet, malty, tannic, woody or humid.

Stepping into a Grand Mercure hotel in China is an immersion into the art of tea. Smell its subtlety, admire its colours, taste its complexity.

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