Wow, this is great. I didn’t even realise tea was grown in Korea. When you brew the tea, it’s a natural golden yellow colour. The processing of steaming and roasting gives it a really interesting flavour. Even after three pots (the leaves re-steep really well!) I find it hard to describe. It’s certainly earthy. The roast flavours are there but it is nowhere near as strong as your average houjicha. It would suit someone who likes oolongs, houjicha, genmaicha, that kind of thing. Struggling as I am to describe the flavour, the only thing I can think of is sawdust. That sounds like a terrible insult but it’s not. I’m picturing my Dad’s garden shed when he had a carpentry project on. It’s homely, it’s musty, it saturates your tastebuds, and it has the life of the trees distilled down into powder. God, that doesn’t make any sense at all. Just try it for yourself, you will love it.

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I moved from the UK to Australia in 2015. I’ve had a fascination with tea since university, and like to try lots of different types. My preference is for real tea over other infusions: green tea, oolong and black, including flavoured varieties. I love encouraging people to try new teas. I also play the trombone.
>90: Some of the best I’ve had so far.
80-90: I love this tea, likely to buy again
70-80: Good tea. Most tea in my cupboard is in this category because it’s fine to drink it all day!
50-70: I’d drink it if it was offered to me, and I’ll drink what’s in the cupboard, but I’m unlikely to buy it again.
<50: Glad I tried it, but it’s not very nice.


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