This tea comes from the well-known Sencha tea-producing region, Shizuoka. It is the work of a brilliant farmer, Mister Shoji, who made it using the Yabukita cultivar. The leaf, which is remarkably delicate, is the first sign that this is a very high-quality tea.
Thanks to its floral, vegetal, marine and gourmet notes, this complex Grand Cru is a delight. An exquisitely elegant Shincha.
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.
- Shizuoka, Japan
- Tea colour:
- green tea
Appearance: very fines and regular needles
Colour: dark green, glossy
Fragrances: vegetal, floral, vanilla
Fragrances: vegetal, floral, marine
Colour: pale green
Texture: very smooth
Fragrances: very floral, fresh vegetal, marine hints, butter, vanilla, fresh fruits hints
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.