Grands Crus

Tamaryokucha Premium Ichibancha 2016

2016 new season Japan green tea
Japanese First Flush with a particularly velvety texture
3.5 oz Pouch


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  • Infusion Time 2'

  • Quantity 0.2oz / 30cl

  • Temperature of infusion 160°F - 70°C

  • Time of the day All day long


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.

The Choice of Francois-Xavier Delmas

Tea sommelier Expert and Founder of Palais Des Thés

With this Tamaryokucha Premium I’m between land and sea. It transports me to Brittany, with its vegetal notes and especially the iodine, marine notes that are powerful and varied: a walk along the shoreline at low tide.


  • Origin:
  • Japan
  • Tea color:
  • green tea

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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