The first spring harvests in Japan are called "Ichibancha". This tea comes from Miyazaki, Japan. It is produced from a cultivar called Saemidori, which is a cross between the Asatsuyu and Yabukita cultivars.
A highly soft tea with vegetal and seafood notes, and with a fruity hint against a thick texture.
This tea is grown organically and certified by Ecocert, an accredited independent certification body.
- Miyazaki, Japan
- Tea colour:
- Green tea
Appearance: small needles
Colour: dark green and shiny, light green tips
Notes: raw vegetable, butter, iodine (lacquered seaweed)
Notes: steamed fish, cooked vegetable, fruity
Texture: thick and ample
Flavour: umami, sweet
Notes: cooked vegetable, marine (steamed fish), fruity
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.