This organic ichibancha is harvested in the city of Kirishima, located in central Kagoshima prefecture, Japan. It is made from the meiryoku cultivar, which is itself the result of a cross between the yabukita and yamato-midori cultivars.
An indulgent spring green tea with powerful vegetal, floral and fruity notes that develop against an elegantly powdered texture.
- Kagoshima, Japan
- Tea colour:
- Green Tea
Appearance: small needles
Colour: dark green, lighter hints
Notes: fresh vegetal, floral, fruity
Notes: vegetal, fruity, sea-weed
Colour: sheer green
Notes: fresh vegetal (cut grass), floral, fruity, buttery
Suggestion of preparation
- 1st infusion: 160°F - 1 minute
- 2nd infusion: 160°F - instantaneous
- 3rd infusion: 180°F - 30 seconds
- 4th infusion (optional): 30 minutes in cold water
The tea is also delicious iced (30 mn at room temperature), or to infuse in contact with ice-cubes.
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.