This spring Sencha is an Ichibancha, which means it is from the first harvest. These are the most complex and sought-after teas. This one comes from Kagoshima. It was made from a little-known cultivar known as Okuyutaka.
A Grand Cru with complex vegetal, fruity, marine and buttery fragrances. Its highly smooth texture supports each note to perfection.
This tea is grown organically and certified by Ecocert, an accredited independent certification body.
To go further:
In order for this tea to develop its full aromatic complexity, multiple infusions should be performed in a Kyusu or a Shiboridashi. It is also possible to make cold brew tea by replacing the water with ice cubes : the infusion is finished when the ice cubes have completely melted, and you will obtain a concentrated, intense liqueur that is rare as jade dew.
- Kirishima, Japan
- Tea colour:
- green tea
Appearance: fine needles
Colour: dark green, glossy
Fragrances: vegetal, fruity, iodised
Fragrances: vegetal, marine, fruity
Colour: pale green
Fragrances: vegetal, nuts, seafood, buttery
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 2' minutes in water heated to 70°C.
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.