A splendid smoked tea produced in Japan, at the foothills of the majestic Mount Fuji. This black tea is made from the renowned Yabukita cultivar and is only produced in very small quantities. This is produced by Mister Matsumoto, in a family-owned plantation which has been growing tea for 150 years. It is unique as it is smoked with casks of whisky for 7 hours.
A Japanese tea which develops a powerful smoked note mixed with complex peaty, woody and vanilla fragrances which are reminiscent of whisky. A gourmet experience like no other.
Find out more about the other smoked teas from Mister Matsumoto:
- Shizuoka, Japan
- Tea colour:
- black tea
Appearance: small curved leaves
Colours: dark brown
Scents: smoked, woody, roasted, peaty
Scents: smoked, vanilla, peaty
Texture: initially smooth, then powdery
Fragrances: smoked, woody, peat-scented, leather, vanilla
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4' minutes in water heated to 90°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.