Grands Crus



Snake Stone Gyokuro

Green tea - Japan 1st flush 2022
A Grand Cru marked by an extraordinary floral hint!
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  • Infusion Time 2'

  • Quantity 6g / 30cl

  • Temperature of infusion 50°C - 120°F

  • Time of the day All day long


This Grand Cru is from Hebizuka, the "hill of snakes". This plot is one Japan's highest. This tea is made by Mr. Nakamura. Unlike most Japanese teas, Its leaves are harvested by hand. Local legends says the rocks of the Hebizuka tea garden are home to snakes.

An intense Gyokuro marked by an extraordinary floral hint! Its thick texture and umami taste showcase the best Shizuoka has to offer.

Special qualities

  • Origin:
  • Shizuoka, Japan
  • Tea colour:
  • green tea

Suggestion of preparation

With the tasting set: 2' minutes in water heated to 120°F.

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.

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