Origin: Jiri Mountain, Hadong, South Korea
Harvest Date: Woojun First Flush: April 14-16, 2017
Cultivar: Heirloom hybrids from Cha Shi Bae Ji area
Elevation: 100 - 250m
A 2017 Garden Direct Series exclusive! This impressive collection features seasonal micro-lots of single-origin teas we source and import directly from artisan tea farmers. Available for a limited time, these handcrafted teas were selected through real time micro-lot tea cuppings during our 2017 origin travels.
Woojun is Korea's traditional first flush green tea that is picked in early to mid-April. This year, we traveled to Jiri Mountain in Hadong to experience the heritage of Korean Woojun made from heirloom cultivars, and to study its handcrafted process alongside the Lee family. 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. 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.
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 2 - 3 minutes
For subsequent infusions: 2 - 3 minutes (2nd) | 3 - 4 minutes (3rd)
Jiri Mountain, Hadong, South Korea