This Ichibancha is made in Kirishima, Kagoshima prefecture. The tea plants are harvested in April, and grow in volcanic soil in the south of Japan. An exceptional Grand Cru which demonstrates the wealth the Asanoka cultivar has to offer.
A fine classic with fruity hints, made from the cultivar for which Kagoshima is famous
- Kagoshima, Japan
- Tea colour:
- Green tea
Appearance: thin, delicate and regular needles
Colour: deep green and shiny, light green tips
Notes: iodine (lacquered seaweed) gourmet (brioche), cooked vegetable
Notes: grilled fish, cooked vegetable, fruity
Colour: clear green-yellow
Notes: cooked vegetable, gourmet and 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.