Seogwang Jeoncha First Flush is a Korean green tea of the highest class. It’s produced like Japanese Sencha and therefore sometimes also marketed as Sencha.
Jeoncha is a insider tip among tea connoisseurs as it tastes like Sencha and is sold for a favorable price. It is fresh but without tartness and delights the senses with a special umami flavor. This particular flavor is achieved by application of Japanese tea arts: The tea leaves are steamed and then rolled to a needle shape. This extraordinary tea doesn’t get bitter even if steepde too long and is therefor also suitable for beginners.
The tea garden of Seogwang Farm is located on the Korean island of Jeju. It’s located in the triangle Korea – China – Japan and is of volcanic origin. Through the 1950m high volcano Halla, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, clouds accumulate and therefore it rains often and is foggy. Combined with mild temperatures and mineral rich soils, these are ideal conditions for the cultivation of high-quality tea. The tea farm Seogwang grows purely organic and is certified according to EU organic standards. Unfortunately, we ourselves are not yet certified and this tea may therefore not be advertised with the label “organic”.
Harvest: April 2019
Aroma: Aromatic and sweet aroma in conjunction with a intense umami taste.
Terroir: Seagwang farm, Juje Island, Korea.
Preparation: Appx. 5g per serving, temperature 60 – 70°C, time 1-2 min.
Tip: Use rather a higher leaf to water ratio and infuse repetetly for short time. First infusion max. 60s and all futher infusions only 30s as the leaves are already soaked. Use a Kyusu tea pot.
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