This Grand Cru is made in Takaoka, on the island of Kyushu. It is produced using Japan's most famous cultivar, Yabukita. It is a sencha Ichibancha, which means that it is a tea made from the first harvest of the year.
A stylish Shincha which reveals vegetal, floral, buttery and marine fragrances against a highly round texture.
In order to bring out all the aromatic complexity of this tea, we recommend multiple infusions with a Kyusu or a Shiboridashi. It is also delicious as an iced tea (infusion with ice cubes).
This tea is grown organically and certified by Ecocert, an accredited independent certification body.
- Miyazaki, Japan
- Tea colour:
- green tea
Appearance: fine needles
Colour: dark green, glossy
Fragrances: vegetal, buttery
Fragrances: vegetal, iodised, floral
Colour: pale green
Texture: very smooth
Fragrances: fresh vegetal, white flowers, buttery, marine
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.