Harvest Date: April 7th-20th 2018
Cultivar: Localized heirloom hybrids from original wild tea seeds brought to Cha Shi Bae Ji area in 828 AD
Woojun is Korea's traditional first flush green tea that is picked in early to mid-April. Hadong is a heritage site known for tea since the first seeds were brought over from China in 828 AD. This year, our team traveled to Hadong near Jiri Mountain to experience the heritage of Korean green tea made from wild, heirloom cultivars descended from the first seeds over 1,000 years ago. We studied alongside the Lee family as they taught us the artistry of handmade Korean green tea. Tea master farmer and producer Mr. Lee Chang Yung and his daughter, Ms Duk Joo Lee crafted this amazing green tea and showed us their artistry in hand firing and baking the teas they collect from their own beautiful gardens. Duk Joo Lee inspired us with her acute and artful sensitivity throughout the tea process. She even coached us as we made a batch of tea by hand ourselves, a few weeks after Woojun. We hope you enjoy the liveliness of the Lee family's Woojun.
Brimming with spring energy and showing a lovely balance of dewy sweetness, hints of roasted chestnut, and delicate high floral aroma.
4 grams | 1 tbsp
Add 1 tbsp (4g) to a small gaiwan or teapot. Porcelain or glass, like our Ming Cha Teapot, are best for this tea.
Use water cooled to 180°F water
Add water and infuse for 2 minutes
Repeat for another 2+ infusions. Increase the steeping time by 30 seconds with each additional infusion.
Gaiwan Brewing from Rishi Tea on YouTube.