In Japan, the most prestigious teas are known as the Ichibancha, which means "first flush". This new season tea comes from a small estate nestled in the heart of Shizuoka's soil, in Ryogochi, Japan. It is made using the Tsuyuhikari cultivar.
A very gentle Shincha characterised by notes that are symbolic of seafood and herbaceous plants.
- Shizuoka, Japan
- Tea colour:
- Green tea
Appearance: beautiful large regular needles
Colour: dark green
Notes: fresh fish, raw vegetables (seaweed)
Notes: fresh vegetable, marine, fruity
Flavour: umami, sweet
Notes: herbaceous (stems), marine, 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.