Grands Crus

SKU

3082

Oolong Benifuki de Monsieur Katsuya

Oolong tea from Shizuoka, Japan
A very rare Japanese Oolong with notes of butter, white flowers, stems, yellow fruits and vanilla, with a subtle yet surprising iodised peak.
€34.00
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  • Infusion Time 4'

  • Quantity 6g / 30cl

  • Temperature of infusion 90°C - 195°F

  • Time of the day All day long

Description

For the first time, we have added a Japanese Oolong to our selection. It is harvested in the Shizuoka region, along the Makinohara plateau. The tea plants growing at 160 metres above sea level enjoy ideal climate conditions as well as pure, natural spring water. The Benifuki cultivar has been chosen to produce this tangy, powerful Oolong.

The leaves are first withered, and are then slowly oxidised until they develop a rich aroma that is distinctive to Oolong tea. Oxidation is then put to an end by putting the leaves in contact with dry heat, in a similar process to the one used to produce Tamaryokucha Kamairi Cha. The tea is then sorted, in order to separate the leaves from the stems and any possible dirt. A rare tea that you really must try!

A very rare Japanese Oolong with notes of butter, white flowers, stems, yellow fruits and vanilla, with a subtle yet surprising iodised peak.

The Choice of Francois-Xavier Delmas

Tea sommelier Expert and Founder of Palais Des Thés

For the first time: A semi-oxidised Japanese tea that can truly be called a "Grand Cru". This tea is produced on the Makinohara plateau. A remarkable discovery. Impressive aromatic power.

Special qualities

  • Origin:
  • Shizuoka, Japan
  • Tea colour:
  • Oolong, light oxidation

Suggestion of preparation

With the testing: 4 minutes in water heated to 90°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.

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