The first spring sencha of the year is a delight thanks to its vegetal, buttery and floral fragrances which melt into a highly round texture.
This Ichibancha is made on the island of Tanegashima, on the southern edge of Japan. It is produced by Mister Matsushita. This tea is made from a very rare cultivar known as Shoju, which is the most early-blooming in the country.
- Kagoshima, Japan
- Tea colour:
- green tea
Appearance: fine needles
Colour: dark green, glossy
Fragrances: vegetal, iodised
Fragrances: very vegetal, iodised
Colour: light green, gleaming liquor
Texture: very round, oily
Aromas: cut grass, buttery, floral, marine hints
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 2' minutes in water heated to 160°F.
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.