Grands Crus



Matsushita-San’s Shoju of Tanegashima island

Green tea from Tanegashima, Japan - Ichibancha
An early Grand Cru with vegetal, buttery and marines notes.

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  • Infusion Time 3'

  • Quantity 6 g / 30 cl

  • Temperature of infusion 70°C - 160°F

  • Time of the day All day long


This Ichibancha is made on the island of Tanegashima, on the southern edge of Japan. It is produced by Mister Matsushita. This tea is made from a very rare cultivar known as shoju, which is the most early-blooming in the country.

The first spring sencha of the year is a delight thanks to its vegetal, buttery and marines notes which melt into a round and oily texture.

Special qualities

  • Origin:
  • Tanegashima, Japan
  • Tea colour:
  • Green Tea

Suggestion of preparation

With the teapot or the tasting set: 3 minutes in water heated to 160°F.

With the Kyusu or the Shiboridashi: 10 g / 12 cl

- 1st infusion: 160°F - 1 minute

- 2nd infusion: 160°F - instantaneous

- 3rd infusion: 160°F - 45 seconds

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.

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