Ichibancha, which means "first flush", teas are the most highly prized in Japan. This Spring tea is harvested in Oosumi in Kagoshima province in Japan. It is processed from a recent tea cultivar called Nanmei, which was registered in 2014.
A very fresh Ichibancha tea that has a delicate marine character, sweet iodised notes and a long-lasting fruitiness.
- Kagoshima, Japan
- Tea colour:
- green tea
Appearance: beautiful and large needles regularly rolled
Colour: dark green
Notes: fresh, raw vegetable, stem, marine, gourmet
Notes: fruity, raw and cooked vegetable, iodine
Colour: yellow with green highlights
Notes: cooked vegetable, shellfish, buttered but fresh!
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 2' minutes in water heated to 170°F.
With the Kyusu / Shiboridashi by successive 1 minute infusions.
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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.