Trudon collaborates with Maître Tseng to imagine a collection of three scented candles that celebrate the world of tea and its five thousand years history.
The founding idea behind the Maître Tseng × Trudon collection came from imagining the flow of water from the sky, enriched by elements of the earth. Reflecting this idea, this range of scented candles is expressed in three stages.
L'Esprit de L'Eau (The Spirit of Water) is embodied by a mystical water with the fragrance of incense.
Created by Benoist Lapouza, it combines a mineral accord, that of clear water gliding over mountain rocks, with woody notes of cedar and of cypress, as well as spicy notes of pepper and juniper berry. L'Esprit de L'Eau illustrates high perspective and purity, as its name in Chinese suggests: Book of Song (Dynasty) refers to the ascetic philosophy of that time, seeking from nature inspiration for a spiritual life in solitude and elevation.
Fragrance Pyramid Top: Somalia incense, Juniper, Madagascar Black Pepper
Heart Notes: Clear Jasmine Accord, Mineral Accord, Jasmine
Fragrance Pyramid Bottom: White Orris Accord, Cedarwood Texas , Cypres France
Worldwide Tea Master
Yu Hui Tseng, from a very old Chinese family and is descendant of the first disciple of Confucius, represents both tradition and modernity in tea.
Maître Tseng spends most of her time in Asia with exceptional tea producers. More than thirty years ago, she made her first expeditions along the ancient tea routes in remote regions to reach the primary forests where the precious leaves are harvested in extreme conditions. As vigilant as she is demanding, Maître Tseng orchestrates every single stage of the elaboration of her teas.
As the holder of the tradition, she has brought tea into the modern era, creating close relationships with great figures of world gastronomy. Personalities such as Alain Senderens or Pierre Gagnaire, fascinated by the precision and poetry of her perceptions, have accompanied her in the creation of tea and food pairings. In many ways, Maître Tseng has revolutionized tea tasting, setting an example in Asia and Europe.
Tea cellar in the heart of Paris
LA MAISON DES TROIS THES
In the early 1990s, in the heart of the Quartier Latin (Paris), Maître Tseng created La Maison des Trois Thés, which has become the largest tea cellar in the world and a sanctuary for connoisseurs and professionals. In this veritable conservatory of tea, time stands still: a love of tea objects, historic furniture, ancient ceramics, a line of sober tea chests reminiscent of prayer wheels and calligraphy on the walls embody an age-old art of living where tea is king.