In Japan, the most prestigious teas are the Ichibancha, which means "first harvest". This tea is a Shincha Ichibancha, from the famous Sencha-producing region of Shizuoka. This tea is produced in Ryogôchi from the Yabukita cultivar.
This fresh, umami Sencha boasts a pleasant powdery sensation in the mouth. Its intense vegetal and marine notes develop into a buttery, floral base.
- Shizuoka, Japan
- Tea colour:
- green tea
- Appearance: large, fine needles
- Colour: dark green, glossy
- Scents: vegetal, floral, mint
- Scents: fresh vegetal, iodine, zest
- Colour: pale green
- Texture: smooth
- Flavours: umami
- Aromas: vegetal (fresh grass), marine notes, buttery, floral hints
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a very round spring tea, with a smooth texture developing subtle vegetal and marine notes, which are given a long finish by the tea's long-lasting umami flavour
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 2 minutes in water heated to 70°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.