Shincha ("new teas") or Ichibancha ("first harvest") teas, are teas harvested in the spring, and are highly sought-after by tea lovers. This tea is harvested 350 metres above sea level in Kirishima (Kagoshima). It is made from a rare varietal known as Okumidori.
Its velvety texture, combined with its aromatic profile consisting of vivacious vegetal, fruity and marine notes, make this a powerful Sencha Ichibancha.
This tea is grown organically and certified by Ecocert, an accredited independent certification body.
- Kagoshima, Japan
- Tea colour:
- green tea
- Appearance: very thin needles
- Colour: dark green, bright leaves
- Scents: nuts, fresh vegetal, butter
- Scents: fresh vegetal, marine notes, floral
- Colour: pale green
- Texture: velvety
- Flavours: umami
- Aromas: vegetal (fresh grass, seaweed), fruity (fresh hazelnut), marine notes, floral, buttery
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a balanced tea, with an umami flavour that goes together perfectly with its round, thick texture. It leads to the appearance of powerful, vegetal, fruity and marine notes. A highly aromatic Ichibancha
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 2 minutes in water heated to 70°C
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.