A lovely Korean tea with a lovely combination of gentle sweet notes of plum and apricot combined with a slight tangy finish.
The producer has this to say of Korean Hwangcha (Yellow Tea):
Bohyang yellow tea is produced under the responsibility of Mrs. Choi Seung-seon, One of the three successors of Bohyang Tea Company
Through a process called "Minhwang," it acquires a mild taste and aroma that falls between green tea and black tea.
It is a type of tea that harmonizes well with the characteristics of the native Korean leaf tea tree, a deciduous species.
Minhwang is the extra tea processing step which transforms green tea into yellow which involves wrapping the tea and placing it into a wooden box, with the heat and humidity causing non-enzymatic oxidisation to occur, causing the tea to shift in colour from green to yellow.
- Smooth texture
- Tangy citrus taste with dark chocolate notes
Harvest: Spring (Jungjak), May-June 2023
Origin: Boseong County, South Jeolla Province, Korea
Cultivar: Native Korean cultivar
Organic: Certified Organic Farm
Sourced: Direct from the producer Bohyang Tea
Percentage of price going back to the farmer: 30%
- Heat water to roughly 80°C/176°F
- Use 2 teaspoons per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 1-2 minutes
Packaging: Resealable aluminium ziplock bag