Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Kettle Shed Tea Company Organic Korea Jeju

Country of Origin: Korea
Leaf Appearance: small, dark green
Ingredients: green tea
Steep time: 2 minutes
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: porcelain teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: deep gold

I was really excited to try this one because my exposure to Korean teas has been very limited. In fact, the last Korean tea that I reviewed was Boulder Tea Jeong Seon way back in 2009. According to the product description, it was grown on Jeju Island using controlled organic farming techniques. The taste was mellow and vegetal with a sweet, buttery finish. There was also a pleasant toasty quality that made it a very comforting cup of tea. It had just the right amount of astringency but I did not find it bitter at all. The preparation method seemed to be more similar to Chinese methods rather than Japanese. This is the second selection that I've tried from  +The Kettle Shed: Tea Company and they were both excellent. Their tins are absolutely adorable and sealed very well but I'm glad that they also offer refill bags for those who already have tins on hand.

Organic Korea Jeju sample provided by The Kettle Shed Tea Company.