In Japan, the most prestigious teas are the ichibancha (meaning "first harvest"). Genmaicha is a blend of green tea and toasted brown rice, which is very popular in Japan and often drunk with meals.
The best possible quality from genmaicha. This Grand Cru is balanced beautifully between tea and rice.
Appearance: fine shiny needles, puffed rice, roasted rice
Notes: roasted rice, fresh vegetal, iodine
Notes: vegetal (iodine), roasted rice
Color: jade green
Flavor: very sweet, umami
Notes: fresh vegetable, roasted rice, iodine, nuts
Suggestion of preparation
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.