In Japan, the Ichibancha ("first harvest") is mostly for green tea. They carry a considerable symbolic value – as is often the case where there is the notion of a new season in this country.
The best possible quality from Genmaicha. This Grand Cru is balanced beautifully between tea and rice.
- Shizuoka, Japan
- Tea colour:
- green tea
Appearance: beautiful fine and shiny needles, puffed rice and bright roasted rice
Notes: fresh, caramel, grilled rice, vegetable
Notes: gourmet, iodized vegetable, grilled
Colour: jade green
Texture: thin and soft
Flavour: very sweet, umami
Notes: fresh vegetable, iodized, nuts, grilled rice
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 2' minutes in water heated to 170°F.
With the Kyusu / Shiboridashi by successive 1 minute infusions.
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.