Daejak Green Tea comes from the Hadong region of south west South Korea. Hadong is recognised as the birthplace and the best tea growing region of South Korea.
The tea is classified as semi-wild as the tea plants have self seeded from the original tea plants grown 1200 years ago. They grow within the Jirisan National Park, amongst the bamboo forests and the pure water of the Sumjim River. Because of the steep hillsides the entire picking process is done by hand with meticulous care.
Tea master Yun Suk takes the freshly harvested young shoots and gently pan fires them in a great iron cauldron heated by a wood-fuelled fire, which takes many hours of very gentle pressure at a relatively low heat, adding to each vintage’s unique hue, fragrance and flavor.
Daejak is the last harvest of tea and is a pale golden colour. This tea infuses to a remarkably sweet cup with a round mouth feel and a sensual richness - a far cry from the bitter, harsh industrial grown teas.
Daejak - Green Tea - 40g
For Cold Infusion - sweet and grassy with soft vegetal notes and a silky mouthfeel.
For Hot Infusion - still sweet, with delicate vegetal notes for a smooth mouthfeel.
As a refreshing cold infusion, for the best results use 6g of tea per litre of water.
For a hot infusion use 2g of tea per 150ml of water.
For a cold infusion, use room temperature water, and place in the fridge after mixing.
For a hot infusion use 80°C (176°F) water.
Cold: Leave for 1-2 hours in the frezzer for the best results, and then infuse for 8 hours (or overnight).
For a hot infusion, steep for 2 minutes, tasting regularly.
You can infuse this tea at least four times. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.