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.
- Kagoshima, Japan
- Tea colour:
- green tea
Appearance: fine pine needles
Colour: dark green, glossy
Notes: vegetal, iodised
Notes: shellfish (scallops), butter and vegetal
Colour: yellow and bright green
Texture: round and oily
Notes: cut grass, butter, floral, marine hints (raw fish), fresh
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 2' minutes in water heated to 70°C.
With the Kyusu / Shiboridashi by successive 1 minute infusions.
In order for this tea to develop its full aromatic complexity, infusions should be performed in a Kyusu or a Shiboridashi with spring water. (Volvic is the closest water to Japanese water).
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.