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, fruity and iodised fragrances, which develop against a round and delicately powdered texture.
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 prepare it as an iced tea (infusion with ice cubes).
- Miyazaki, Japan
- Tea colour:
- green tea
Appearance: fine needles
Colour: dark green, glossy
Fragrances: vegetal, menthol
Fragrances: vegetal, marine, fruity
Colour: pale green
Texture: thick and powdered
Flavours: umami, with a slight bitterness
Fragrances: vegetal (freshly cut grass), nuts, berries, iodised
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.