Another rare gem in the exotic tea department, this organic green tea produced off the Korean peninsula, on the island of Jeju, has made its way through our selection and has already established itself as one of our best value for money.
This black tea comes from the luxurious gardens of Jeju Island, located just a few kilometers off the Korean coast. Formed by volcanic eruptions, Jeju is prime location for the Osulloc tea farms.
Leaning towards the more « atypical » side of our selection, the Jeju organic bears rich scents of dark chocolate. Its woody and mineral body (tree bark, forest floor) reveals fruity undertones and a finish that really steals the show: with its briny seaweed-like aromas, one can almost feel the maritime breeze.
- Pour water, at recommended temperature for the infusion, on to the leaves.
- Allow leaves to soak for 5 to 10 seconds.
- Strain off the rinse water and begin your infusion.
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