This, for the first time, is a unique Batabata-cha from Niigata. Unlike the Batabata-cha from Toyama, the Itoigawa variety is not a fermented tea. It is made up of 40% classic bancha, 40% chamaecrista and 20% Daizu (soybean), a very rare tea! This tea is harvested from the Yabukita cultivar.
This tea reveals highly intense toasted notes, as well as coffee bean, cereal and strong liquorice notes, which are all enhanced by a powerful sweet taste.
- Niigata, Japan
- Tea colour:
- green tea
- Appearance: stems, bean pods, roasted beans
- Colours: brown, golden, dark green
- Scents: intense toasted note, wood, toast, grains
- Scents : strongly toasted, wood, coffee beans, cooked fruit
- Colours: orange
- Texture: silky
- Flavours: sweet
- Aromas: intense roasted note, coffee bean, toast, vegetal hint, (verbena), licorice, stewed fruit, grains
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: : a Japanese tea like no other. It is characterised by very intense roasted notes which combine with a silky texture and a delicately sweet taste
Suggestion of preparation
To prepare hot tea :
With the testing: 5 minutes in water heated to 90°C
To prepare iced tea:
Steep 15g per 1L water and infuse at room temperature for 30 minutes. When the infusion is ready, place the liquor in the fridge to cool.
Grands Crus: savour the exceptional
Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.