This spring tea comes from the island of Kyushu, specifically Kirishima. Mr. Kurazono make it using the Asanoka cultivar, which was registered in 1996. Ichibancha, Japanese for spring harvests, are well known for their complexity.
A green tea with vegetal, seaside, and seaweed notes that develop into an intense umami flavor.
This tea is grown organically and certified organic by Ecocert, an accredited independent certification body.
Appearance: thin and delicate needles
Color: dark green with some hints of light green
Notes: fresh vegetable, zesty and gourmet (yuzu)
Notes: raw vegetable, butter, ample
Color: green, cloudy yellow
Notes: raw vegetable, steamed seaweed, marine, cooked shellfish (whelks), zesty
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 2' minutes in water heated to 160°F (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.