A highly rare Bancha Hojicha: this roasted green tea has been placed in contact with cypress needles to produce a unique Grand Cru. It is harvested in Ashikubo, Shizuoka Prefecture, using the Yabukita cultivar.
This roasted tea reveals toasted, woody and vanilla fragrances which develop against a wonderfully rounded texture. A rare, endlessly sweet Hojicha.
This tea is grown organically and certified by Ecocert, an accredited independent certification body.
- Shizuoka, Japan
- Tea colour:
- green tea (roasted)
Appearance: leaves and crushed stems
Colour: brown with green sparkles
Fragrances: woody, vegetal (cypress)
Fragrances: woody, toasted, cypress, hemp
Flavours: very sweet
Fragrances: caramel, woody, toasted, maple syrup, licorice, vanilla, roasted coffee beans, vegetal hint, fruity hint (blackberries)
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 3 minutes in water heated to 90°C.
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.