A smooth and nutty black tea with wonderful floral notes.
Origin - South Korea
Mr. Moon dedicated all his attention to this exceptional first flush black tea, plucking the young leaves by hand around April 20 and processing them as a traditional Hong Cha (meaning “red tea”, as this is the name used in Korea to characterize the color of the liquor).
Profile - This tea is very complex and buttery with chocolate and vanilla notes. The layers of toasty nuttiness and sweet fruits are deepened by hints of rose geranium.
This tea originates from organic cultivation.
This Single Estate tea is directly imported from Chunbo Dawon, the “Heavenly Treasured Tea Estate”.
Although Korean tea is not so well known in the West, it has been grown for more than 2000 years. Legend has it that Princess Heo arrived to the shores of the Gaya Kingdom to be married, bringing tea seeds as gifts. It quickly became a ceremonial offering to Kings and to Buddhist temples, as tea helped the monks keep a calm and focused mind while meditating. Tea culture in Korea values the time spent enjoying tea and appreciating the beauty of nature and life. Chunbo Dawon is located in the Boseong tea region, on steep hills facing the ocean and exposed to southern sea winds and misty fog. Mr. Moon and his wife hand make their teas according to traditional methods and are the recipients of many awards.
*This tea originates from organic cultivation
Read our blog article about Chunbo Dawon.
black tea 1st flush chunbo dawon
1 ½ tsp/cup