Grands Crus



Organic Saemidori Kagoshima Shincha

2020 New Season Japan green tea
A highly smooth and umami organic Grand Cru with an excellent aromatic complexity
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  • Infusion Time 2'

  • Quantity 6g / 30cl

  • Temperature of infusion 70°C - 160°F

  • Time of the day All day long


In Japan, the most prestigious teas are the Ichibancha, which means "first harvest". This tea comes from Kirishima, Kagoshima. It is produced from a cultivar called Saemidori, which is a cross between the Asatsuyu and Yabukita cultivars.

A highly smooth and umami Shincha with an excellent aromatic complexity which develops against butter, cut grass, mochi and vanilla notes.

This tea is grown organically and certified by Ecocert, an accredited independent certification body.

The Choice of Francois-Xavier Delmas

Tea sommelier Expert and Founder of Palais Des Thés

The city of Kagoshima is located on the southern tip of the island of Kyushu. Shiroyama park offers splendid views of Kagoshima bay and the nearby volcano, with a thick cloud rising out from above the latter three times a day. While travellers can catch a glimpse of the tea plantations just by travelling to the surrounding countryside, it is rare to find a Shincha of this quality.

Special qualities

  • Origin:
  • Kagoshima, Japan
  • Tea colour:
  • green tea

Suggestion of preparation

With the tasting set: 2 minutes in water heated to 70°C

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.

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