A slightly bitter, umami-rich Grand Cru with a complex aromatic profile whose fresh and grassy flavors are followed by marine notes.
This Shincha comes from the leaves of the Saemidori cultivar, a variety of tea plant that is much less common than Yabukita, which is still the main variety grown in Japan.
Fukamushi is characterised by the steaming process, which is two or three times longer than other Senchas steamed using the traditional method.
- Origin: Japan
- Tea color: green tea
- Appearance: whole leaves and broken leaves
- Colors: pale green and dark green, glossy
- Scents: pronounced fresh vegetal, marine, buttery (hot butter)
- Scents: pronounced vegetal (cut grass, stems), marine, a hint of white flower, buttery, cooked vegetable
- Color: pale bright green
- Texture: thick and creamy, turning velvety at the back of the mouth
- Flavors: slightly bitter, umami
- Aromas: pronounced vegetal (raw vegetable, cut grass, stems), white flowers, buttery, minty, developing an underlying, lingering marine note
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a complex liquor with fresh vegetal notes to start and underlying marine notes with a pronounced umami flavor
Suggestion of preparation
- With the tasting set: 2 minutes in water heated to 70°C
- With the Kyusu: 2 minutes in water heated to 80°C, 3 times in a row
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.