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Organic Korean Green Tea: 4th flush

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This premium Korea Green Tea is a special treat because it is grown wild and is processed by hand. This year I managed to photograph the tea farmer and his workers during the harvest picking. The 4th pick  called DehJak is especially suited for those of you who like a mild green tea. This is the last picking of the year and also the most affordable. This is an excellent choice for those who have never tried Korean Green Tea. Some say the scent is of freshly mowed grass, which is pleasant, however the unique taste comes from the fact these teas are baked and not steamed like their Japanese counterparts. I hope you discover the wonderful world these amazing wild green teas for yourselves.
Steeping. Korean Green Tea is delicate. The leaves are fine and the water temperature should be cooled to 70 c ( I tend to use hotter water and a shorter tea steeping time to yield the infusion quicker and create a more robust taste)  Do boil your 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 30 and  40 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. Don't be afraid to experiment. 
Net weight 35 grams

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