An Ichibancha made in Ōsumi, Kagoshima. It is made by Mr Takayuki. The Saekari cultivar is used, which is a cross between the Saemidori and the Z1. This rare cultivar was registered around 10 years ago.
This green tea reveals a persistent powdery texture, and an aromatic variety including vegetal and iodised notes and with an intense chestnut note.
This tea is grown organically and certified by Ecocert, an accredited independent certification body.
- Kagoshima, Japan
- Tea colour:
- green tea
Appearance: fine needles
Colours: dark green, glossy
Scents: vegetal, fruit, floral
Scents: vegetal, mochi, floral
Colours: pale green.
Texture: velvety finish.
Aromas: fresh vegetal (stems, freshly-cut grass), chestnut, iodised, butter.
Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: this Shincha offers complex and contrasting vegetal and iodised aromas, with an intense chestnut note which develops against a delicate velvety texture.
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 2 minutes in water heated to 70°C.
With the Kyusu by successive infusions of 1 minute.
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.