2018 Jeju Island Ujeon Grade First Flush Green Tea
|Grade||Ujeon, First Flush|
|Harvest Date||April 27-28, 2018|
|Farm Location||Mt. Halla, Harye Village, Seogwipo, Jeju Island, Korea|
|Harvest Method||Machine Harvested Buds|
|Processing Method||Hand selected premium buds, sorted, wilted, steamed, rolled and dried|
This first flush (earliest spring growth) whole leaf green tea was machine harvested before Ipha (the beginning of the summer season), then sorted, wilted, steamed, rolled and dried. Selecting only the buds from the harvested material, this USDA certified organic tea is the highest Ujeon (Woojeon) grade, similar in quality to hand-plucked jaksul (sparrow’s beak) nokcha (green tea). This single estate tea comes from the fertile volcanic soil of the cool southern slope of Mt. Halla on Jeju Island, located off Korea’s southern coast.