This Grand Cru comes to us from Koyu, in the east of the island of Kyushu. It is harvested in April, and is thus an Ichibancha (a tea taken from the first harvest of the year), an especially fresh and complex tea. It is produced using the Sayamakaori cultivar.
A Shincha characterised by a round and thick texture, which supports vegetal, fruity and marine fragrances.
In order for this tea to develop its full aromatic complexity, multiple infusions should be performed in a Kyusu or a Shiboridashi. It is also possible to prepare it as an iced tea (infusion with ice cubes).
- Miyazaki, Japan
- Tea colour:
- green tea
Appearance: fine needles
Colour: dark green, glossy
Fragrances: vegetal, mint, buttery
Fragrances: vegetal, fruity, marine
Colour: pale green
Flavours: umami, sweet
Fragrances: fresh vegetal, fruity (blackcurrant), floral, marine
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.