2017 Jeju Island First Flush Green Tea with Mandarin Orange
|Harvest Date||1 - 3 May 2017|
|Farm Location||Mt. Halla, Seongeup Village, Jeju Island, Korea|
|Harvest Method||Machine Harvested Young Leaves|
|Processing Method||Steamed, rolled, dried and blended with Mandarin orange peel|
This first flush (earliest spring growth) whole leaf green tea was machine harvested before Ipha (the first day of the summer season), then steam heated, rolled and dry roasted. Selecting only the bud and two leaves from the harvested material, this USDA certified organic tea is similar in quality to handpicked sejak (small beak) jaksul (sparrow’s beak) nokcha (green tea). Added to the processed green tea are dried organic Jeju Island mandarin orange skins, harvested the prior December. 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.