Grands Crus



Matsushita-San Kuritawase

Green tea from Tanegashima (Japan) - 2024 First Flush
A Grand Cru with delicate umami taste and buttery, marine and fruity notes.

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  • Infusion Time 3'

  • Quantity 0.2 oz / 10 fl oz - 6g / 30cl

  • Temperature of infusion 75°C - 165°F

  • Time of the day All day long


This Grand Cru comes from the island of Tanegashima, southern Japan, a region with mild temperatures that is perfect for the first teas of the year. It is the fruit of Mr. Matsushita's thorough work, and is made using the rare and early budding Kuritawase cultivar.

This highly fresh spring sencha has a delicate umami taste and reveals buttery, marine and fruity notes that develop against a silky texture.


  • Origin:
  • Tanegashima, Japan
  • Tea color:
  • Green Tea

Suggestion of preparation

With the teapot or the tasting set: 3 minutes in water heated to 165°F.

With the Kyusu: 10 g / 12 cl

- 1st infusion: 165°F - 1 minute

- 2nd infusion: 165°F - instantaneous

- 3rd infusion: 165°F - 45 seconds

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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