Korea Green Tea is a special treat. The teas are picked once a year and there are 4 flushes or pickings. Korean Green teas are not readily available outside Korea, and the teas I've seem some big companies sell are usually supermarket quality. They can be good for one steeping, but not worth the inflated prices some companies charge for these teas. It is important to know the quality and to be able to select the good teas from the different tea farmers each season. That said this is a hand picked green tea from Korea. Steeping this tea demands you pay attention to the temperature of the water to get the most from your tea leaves. If you love Korean tea is one offers great value and taste. This year the weather was pretty good for the 3rd and 4th flush teas: sunny and dry. These leaves are from a tea farm in the Jiri Mountain range. I think you'll enjoy the taste of this green tea. It is especially suited for those of you who like a mild green tea.
For those of you who have never tried Korean Green teas, some say the scent is of freshly mowed grass, other say it reminds them of spinach. I relate to the first analogy...I guess I have not eaten enough spinach! The taste is completely different however. I hope you discover the these amazing tea for yourselves, as they are absolutely wonderful.
Steeping. Korean Green Tea is delicate. The leaves are fine and the water temperature should be cooled to 70 c. Do boil you water first, and then allow it to cool. This is why Korean tea sets have a separate bowl for cooling the water. Steep the tea between 20 and 30 seconds and then decant the tea into the bowl you used to cool the water before serving the tea into individual tea cups. This ensures that the tea taste is even and balanced. Korean Green Tea is not meant to be served piping hot. By following these steps you can get several great steepings from your tea. I suggest you use two to three teaspoons of tea. Of course this is a matter of taste. If you want to make one cup of tea use 1 heaping teaspoon and steep for about 5 minutes. Remember you create your ideal tea taste by he amount of tea you use, the temperature of the water and the length of time you steep the tea. Remember you create your ideal tea taste by he amount of tea you use, the temperature of the water and the length of time you steep the tea. Don't be afraid to experiment.
Net weight 35 grams