This tea is harvested in Kirishima, Kagoshima prefecture, from the Saemidori cultivar. Gyokuro is a shaded tea: three weeks before harvesting, the tea plants are deprived of light to allow this tea's umami taste and highly smooth texture to develop.
A highly fresh and vegetal Gyokuro Shincha with an oily texture and the pleasant vivaciousness of spring.
This tea is grown organically and certified by Ecocert, an accredited independent certification body.
- Kagoshima, Japan
- Tea colour:
- Green tea
Appearance: small thin and shiny needles very well rolled
Colour: dark green with light tips
Notes: vegetal, gourmet, brioche
Notes: raw vegetable, cooked crustacean, light pyrogenic accents of sweet cereals (popcorn)
Colour: jade green
Notes: vegetal, brioche, light marine, nice long finish, raw vegetal (stem)
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 2'30 minutes in water heated to 50°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.