A painstakingly pan fired green tea from the Jiri Mountain region of South Korea, recognised as the birthplace and the best tea growing region of South Korea.
Our 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.
Crafted entirely from the first tender spring buds, high in the remote mountains of Jirisan and carefully sorted. These rarest of tea tips are carefully selected only from days 2 and 3 of the tea harvest, just as the leaf buds reach maturity but before they unfurl to the first new leaves.
Hwahwo - Green Tea - 40g
Surprisingly delicate, with the sweetness of spring long stored over winter.
Use 2g of tea per 150ml of water.
For the optimum infusion use 80°C (176°F) water.
Infuse for 1 - 2 minutes, tasting regularly.
You can infuse this tea at least three. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.