Japan is not well known for its black teas. It took us five years of research (and tastings) to find a decent representative of this unusual tea style with a true sense of identity.
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.
- Cultivar: Yabukita
- Producer: Ferme Ossulloc
- Altitude: 200m
- Date of harvest: April 17, 2020
- 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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