This Japanese Grand Cru comes from Kobayashi, which is located in the south of Japan, in Miyazaki Prefecture. This tea is made using the first flush of the year, and is produced from a rare cultivar called Sakimidori.
A powerful Ichibancha, with vegetal, sakura mochi and iodised notes, which develop against a thick texture.
- Miyazaki, Japan
- Tea colour:
- green tea
Appearance: large, regular needles
Colour: deep fir green with some light green hints
Notes: sweet vegetable (wakame), marine, buttered
Notes: fresh vegetal, fruity gourmand (sakura mochi), zesty
Colour: bright spring green
Texture: very thick
Notes: raw vegetable (zucchini) at first, sakura mochi, marine, mentholated
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.