2020 Spring Wild Persimmon Leaf
In early spring, the young and tender leaves of the wild persimmon trees of Hadong Valley are at their peak. The trees use all the winter's stored resources to produce the first leaves that are full of nutrients and picked before the fruit forms. Most people only know about the persimmon's fruit, but the leaves have a large number of vitamins and it's benefits have long been enjoyed in China, Korea, and Japan.
I like to liken the taste and appearance to Orange Wine (wine with lengthened skin contact) as the brew is orange in color but also has some of that unique sour, yeasty, and slightly tannic taste that some of the best Italian natural wines have!
Please note that Spring Wild Persimmon is one of our most sought after tisanes in our collection and we have a limited allotment each year approximately 10kg. We receive our newest vintage in May/June and sell out by Dec/Jan.
Ripe persimmon, green tea, yeast, tannins
10 x 5g for 50g