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SAEJAK

THIN SPARROW'S TONGUE
GREEN TEA
ORGANIC

Boseong, South Korea

Beautiful handmade early spring farmer's tea. Limited production quantity makes this tea one of the rarest green teas in the world. High-quality raw material and traditional handmade processing makes this tea a 'Must try' status.

AROMA
Vegetal, nutty

TASTE
Umami, marine

CULTIVAR: Yabukita
HARVEST: Spring, 2023

LIMITED QUANTITY!

SEJAK GREEN TEA

ORIGIN
Boseong located in Jeollanam province and is one of few main tea producing regions in South Korea famous for its small tea gardens manager 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 have been changed but the love to tea stays the same even if it doesn't have a commercial response.

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

Saejak "Thin Sparrow Tongue" is considered as a highest-quality green tea in South Korea after Woojeon "Pre-rain" green tea. Due to early spring harvest, high-quality raw material and traditional handmade processing this tea represents deep traditions and links to Korean's long history tea culture. Saejak undergoes both steaming and pan-firing which gives the tea a unique aroma and taste.

ORGANOLEPTIC
Glossy, carefully hand-twisted leaves have a sweet, baked, creamy notes. After warming up tea leaves aroma develop into bakery, buttery smooth notes with a little hint of seaweed. After the first infusion aroma changes into vegetal, sea notes. The taste is smooth and sweet with vegetal 'umami' notes with a little spicy bitterness on the tip of the tongue. Long-lasting sweet aftertaste. Very clear and bold taste. Beautiful tea with pronounced 'umami' flavour!

!!! Try to use 60°C hot water for the first time! You can use more hot water later, but first touch should be gentle and careful! Like in Japan, in Korea people drink first infusion and consider it as a most sweet and beneficial. The second infusion is the most delicious! Enjoy !!!
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