Grands Crus



Organic Yamabuki Nadeshiko

Dark tea from Shizuoka, Japan
A Grand Cru with liquorice, woody and fruity notes.

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  • Infusion Time 4'

  • Quantity 6 g / 30 cl

  • Temperature of infusion 90°C - 195°F

  • Time of the day All day long


This tea comes from Shizuoka, Japan. The leaves are first produced as a green tea, then they are mixed with black Koji mould to induce fermentation. After a week, the leaves are then dried.

A rich and gourmet Grand Cru with a strong licorice flavour. A unique and unparalleled dark tea.


While they are not commonly seen in the market, Japan is home to renowned fermented teas such as Awabancha, Batabatacha, and Goishicha.

These teas have a long history, but their production methods remain closely- guarded secrets. Our fermented tea, Yamabuki Nadeshiko, has a unique production process unlike any other tea of its kind.

The production of this tea begins in the same way as traditional green tea: the oxidation of the leaves is halted through steaming, then the leaves are rolled and finally dried. At this point, what remains is a classic Aracha tea. The tea leaves are then rehydrated before being mixed with black Koji grains to initiate fermentation. The fermentation process lasts for 10 days, after which the final drying of the leaves is carried out.

Tea plants : three cultivars were chosen (Yabukita, Benifuki and Fujimidori),

along with tea plants grown from seeds (Zairai)

Altitude : 400 m

Special qualities

  • Origin:
  • Shizuoka, Japan
  • Tea colour:
  • Dark Tea

Suggestion of preparation

With the teapot or the tasting set: 4 minutes in water heated to 195°F.With the Kyusu or the Shiboridashi: 10 g / 12 cl

With the teapot or the tasting set: 4 minutes in water heated to 195°F.

With the Kyusu or the Shiboridashi: 10 g / 12 cl

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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