Origin: Jeju Island, South Korea
Flavor: sweet grass, miso, bamboo
Korean green teas have a long, fascinating, and turbulent history. Here in the United States they are difficult to find but we've had a great time getting to know a few. The flavor of Korean teas tends to be midway between Japanese and Chinese green teas: a fresh, green flavor that is also mellow and easy to drink. Our Jungjak yields a refreshing, brothy cup with no astringency and bright yellow-green color. Look for notes of grass, hay, bamboo, and even a touch of miso.
There are four main harvests of tea in the Korean growing calendar; Jungjak is typically harvested between mid-May and June which makes it the third plucking. Only the young leaves (no buds) are used in Jungjak. This particular Jungjak is actually harvested a bit later in the summer (mid- to late-June). Jeju Island is a volcanic island with warm year-round temperatures and a lot of rain, perfect for growing tea.
We offer discounts for bulk loose-leaf teas: 10% off at 10 pounds and 20% at chest quantities. A chest of Jungjak Organic contains 35 pounds of loose leaf tea. We are happy to packaged your tea in smaller bags upon request, but it will not receive a bulk discount.