Year of the Rabbit Lunar New Year Finest Korean Tea Set
Our very best selections of Korean tea in celebration of the New Year in a festive box perfect for gifting. This is a limited edition gift set where you can experience the best Korean tea featuring two of our highest-grade green teas and an exquisitely roasted black tea. We source our teas from small artisanal farmers who pick the tea from tea trees planted amongst the forest's natural ecosystem. Harvests are always limited, yet the quality of aroma and taste is most impressive.
3 x 8g per selection
Organic Hwahoo Green Tea 2022 화후
One of the finest and rarest representations of Korean green tea available and is usually reserved for offerings. Picked during the last week of March or first week of April, when there is still snow on the mountain tops, only 2kg is available each year. These tender young buds have the strongest aroma and sweetness of any picking and are the most prized due. The semi-wild tea trees are sixty years old and grow in a bamboo grove where they receive natural shade producing higher amounts of amino acid and results in umami/sweetness. Only the absolute youngest bud and a leaf are hand-picked and skillfully pan-fired!
Organic Woojeon Green Tea 우전
In the short time between picking Hwahoo and Woojeon, the number of new sprouts doubles but is still less than 5kg for the entire year. Woojeon leaves are slightly more mature and portray a fuller taste than Woojeon. Slight astringency with a robust floral aroma now emphasizes the character of this tea.
Organic Buddha's Balhyo Black Tea 발효차
A beautiful representation of fully oxidized black tea using a green tea cultivar and high roasting. Masterfully processed by an award-winning producer in micro-batches and by commission only. The range of aroma and flavors from this exquisite tea change dramatically between successive steepings and the pungent aroma from the dry leaves is enough to make your mouth water.