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100% Green Tea from Hadong, Korea.
3 mecca of Green Tea
After China and Japan, Korea is the third largest green tea producing country in the world. Since 2011, Korea has cultivated numerous tea trees and have increased its annual tea production. Tea plantations such as Boseong and Hadong, which make up 40% of green tea production, hold tea ceremonies in celebration of the harvest every year. In addition, Korea is constantly developing new tea beverages and businesses to promote tea consumption and interest catered towards the new generations. Green tea trees were first introduced to Korea about 1000 years ago by China. Korean green tea is resistant to cold and pests, has a strong flavor and fragrance. The Korean green tea trees were able to survive the harsh temperatures of 13 degrees farenhight and thrives in almost any weather condition.
The most famous green tea plantations in Korea can be found in Boseong, Hadong, and Jeju Island.
Located in the central part of Jeollanam-do, in 1939 during Japanese occupation Boseong-gun was the first place for the Japanese to plant tea tree. It is relatively mild with a oceanic climate, which includes frequent heavy fogs in the morning and evening. The soil is also very fertile, making it the best place to cultivate tea. Bodeong-gun produces 40% of the green tea in Korea. Currently, there are about 200 places in Boseong Province with a total area of 1,063 hectares just for green tea production. The Boseong tea taste very clean, and the flavor and fragrance are the closest to wild green tea.
The area around Gyeongsangnam-do plantation is surrounded by valleys and mountains over 1,000 meters above sea levels. Hwacheon and Yu-yang are special areas that are home to the Hadong Green Tea (wild tea) plantation. The tea is produced from trees that the Tang dynasty had gifted to Korea a few 1000 years ago. Because the trees are technically wild, they are grown in a more natural setting and are allowed to grow however they want in the field. The climate of Hadong is generally mild due to the southern coast of Jirisan. In winter, it is dry and humid because the Northwest monsoon, and has an oceanic climate in the summer because of the South East monsoon. Hadong is part of the Da-woo province, and the average annual precipitation over the past five years is more than 1,300mm. The heavy train is perfect for tea cultivation. The climate condition of this location can increase the taste of the tea as its thick fog can help provide the extra moisture for optimal tea growth. In addition, the soil is gravel-like and densely packed to help drain the rainwater through its natural terrain; the soil also has a weak acidity, which improves the quality of the tea leaves produced.
The third type of green tea is from Jeju island. The island is located on the southern coast of Korea and has a relatively high average temperature and large amounts of humidity, which is ideal for tea production. Since 1983, large farms have been operating in Seogwangri, Seogwipo City, Aegeok-pyeong, and the ousilok green tea farm has produced more than 20% of annual tea production.
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Loose Leaf 80g, Tea Bag (1.2g X 20 Tea Bag)
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