2021 Jeju Island First Flush Organic Green Tea with Omija Schisandra Berries (제주녹차 와 오미자)
|Grade||Joongjak, First Flush Nokcha (green tea)|
|Harvest Date||April 30, 2021|
|Farm Location||Mt. Halla, Harye Village, Seogwipo, Jeju Island, Korea|
|Harvest Method||Machine Harvested Young Leaves|
|Processing Method||Steamed, rolled, dried and blended with Omija Schisandra berries|
This first flush Joongjak whole leaf green tea was machine harvested at the end of April. The tender young leaves are then steamed to prevent any oxidation, thereby maintaining the distinctive color and taste of the first spring harvest.
Added to the processed green tea is Organic Schisandra berries. Known as Omija (오미자) in Korean, "five flavor fruit" (五味子) berries possess all five of the basic flavors: salty, sweet, sour, spicy and bitter. This single estate tea comes from the fertile volcanic soil of the cool eastern slope of Mt. Halla on Jeju Island, located off Korea’s southern coast.
Jaksul (sparrow's beak) refers to the shape of the iconic "bud and two leaves" found at the tip of spring growth on the camellia sinensus bush. The two spreading leaves resemble an open bird’s beak and the emerging bud looks like its tongue sticking out. Joongjak means "medium beak".
All natural ingredients, no added flavorings, colors or sweeteners.
Prepare by adding 1 teaspoon of tea to 6 ounces of 190°F water and allow to steep for 2 minutes.