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Boseong, South Korea

One of the rarest teas in South Korea. Small family production. The unique environment and careful experimental processing technique make this tea one of a kind and a great find to tea explorers. MORE

AROMA
Bakery, chocolate
TASTE
Bakery, nutty

CULTIVAR: Yabukita
HARVEST: Spring, 2023

KOREAN OOLONG TEA

ORIGIN
Boseong is located in Jeollanam province and is one of the few main tea-producing regions in South Korea famous for its small tea gardens managed by small family businesses. Most farmers have a small tea garden and produce mainly green tea using old techniques like hand-rolling and pan-frying. It is considered that the first tea cultivation in South Korea started in Buddhist temples located in Jeollanam province. A lot has been changed but the love of tea stays the same even if it doesn't have a commercial response.

Nowadays in this area, farmers mostly use the Japanese cultivar - Yabukita - which is very loyal to the local climate and gives a perfect sweet balanced flavour with marine, floral notes.

ORGANOLEPTICS
This tea is unique due to the combination of cultivar, environment, and processing technique. Dry tea leaves have sweet, bakery notes with a little chocolate and wild berry hint. After warming up tea leaves aroma develops into oat and floral notes. The taste is sweet and smooth, with bakery, nutty, and dried fruit motifs. Beautiful clear amber colour infusion has a pleasant oily texture and sweet long-lasting aftertaste.
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