Characterised by its many vegetal notes, this Ichibancha is both rich and intense, and stands out with its iodine, marine accents. Its particularly velvety texture gives it a good presence and a lingering quality. A real journey for the taste buds.
In Japan, the Ichibancha (“first harvest”) period is the most prized for green teas, and it holds additional symbolic value, like everything associated with the renewal of the seasons in this country.
Tamaryokucha is a Japanese green tea. The leaves are first steamed, then rolled in a heated drum. The leaves form small balls known as “tama” in Japanese, hence the name Tama ryokucha, which means “green tea”. This differentiates it from traditional senchas, which have folded leaves. This tea was developed in the 1930s to try to break into the North African market and compete with Gunpowder. Although this tea is found in other regions today, like Shizuoka, Tamaryokucha originates from the island of Kyushu in southern Japan.
- Tea color:
- green tea
- Appearance: small rolled leaves, shaped like commas
- Color: dark green with a shiny appearance
- Scents: very aromatic, pronounced vegetal, pronounced fruit (berries, black fruits), marine (fich, crustaceans), with mint and white flower hints
- Scents: vegetal, prononced fruit, zesty notes, marine notes (fish flesh, crustaceans), white flower aromas to finish, fresh butter
- Color: pale green
- Texture: velvety right from the start, giving this tea a really good presence
- Flavors: sweet, acidic and slightly umami
- Aromas: very rich with many notes developing right from the start, pronounced marine (fish flesh, a hint of shellfish), pronounced vegetal (cooked fruit and spinach to start, quickly developing raw vegetable notes), pronounced fruit (fresh fruit, pear, red fruit as well as nectarine), a hint of zest, floral notes (white flowers), butter (fresh butter)
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: the notes are rich and intense right from the start. They succeed one another without a break. The finish has a good presence with pronounced minty vegetal notes
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.