This spring tea is from the island of Kyushu, more specifically from Kirishima. It is made by Mr. Kurazono using the Asanoka cultivar, which was registered in 1996. Spring harvests are known as Ichibancha, and are well known for their complexity.
A perfectly balanced green tea with vegetal, seaside and seaweed notes that develop an intense umami flavour.
This tea is grown organically and certified by Ecocert, an accredited independent certification body.
- Kagoshima, Japan
- Tea colour:
- green tea
Appearance: thin and delicate needles
Colour: dark green with some hints of light green
Notes: fresh vegetable, zesty and gourmet (yuzu)
Notes: raw vegetable, butter, ample
Colour: green, cloudy yellow
Notes: raw vegetable, steamed seaweed, marine, cooked shellfish (whelks), zesty
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.