Seogwang Hongcha / Seogwang Black Tea - Jeju (org)
A unique black tea from the island of Jeju, South Korea. The Seogwang (So-Gwan) tea estate is owned and operated by the O’sulluc tea company and is one of the most well managed estates in Korea. Traditionally Korea produces mainly superior green teas, and only in recent years are we able to taste other styles of tea like this black tea out of the region. The fertile volcanic soil provides excellent terrior for tea production.
The leaves are lightly curled and twisted with a few stems. The leaves for this tea are picked during the pre-rain flush, and then follow black tea production of oxidation to produce rich earthy tones and hues.
The aroma of the dry leaf smells similar to a Ceylon black tea, but in the infusion reveals rich fruity undertones of stone-fruit wine, along with aromas of tree bark, and autumn leaves. The cup is delightfully mellow sweet with very little astringency.
Jeju, South Korea
Cultivar: Yabukita, 200m
ingredients: organic black tea