Leaf Type: Green
A delicious Korean green tea with a light, fresh herbaceous taste and a vibrant green liquor colour.
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I can’t recall the last time I’ve tried a Korean tea … I know that I’ve certainly tried them, but, they are not as easy to come by and so my experience with them has been limited. So I was very excited to try this Jeju Summer Harvest Korean Green Tea from Spire Tea.
And this is delightful. It has much of what I’d expect from a green tea. It has that light, “green” taste that falls somewhere between the flavor of sweet grass and mild steamed vegetables. There is a very faint buttery undertone to this cup as well which adds a nice emphasis on the steamed veggie taste.
It is a pleasantly sweet and mellow cup, but there is a certain invigorative quality to it as well. It has a fresh, crisp, clean kind of taste that perks up the taste buds. There is some tangy astringency toward the tail, and the aftertaste is sweet.
Overall, I find this cup to be very rewarding and soothing, especially nice after a long day. I did find that the flavor waned slightly as it cooled, so this is one that I’d recommend drinking while its hot. But, that’s just fine with me, because it seems so relaxing to sip as a hot beverage. Very nice.
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!