Nokcha is “green tea” in Korean. It's a term that's used for everyday green tea in Korea. This particular tea was made by Dong Cheon, the same organic co-op that makes our Sparrow Tongue Sejak, and the fact that this amazing tea can be considered “everyday” tea speaks volumes about the quality of Korean green tea! The difference between the two teas is that Sejak is the 2nd highest grade of tea in Korea and is made with spring leaves from the third week of April, and this Nokcha is actually a late spring tea harvested at the end of May. Both teas, however, are harvested from old wild Hadong varietal trees growing on the famous Jirishan mountain.
Origin: Hwagae Valley, Jirisan, Hadong, Korea
Harvest: Late May, 2020
Color of liquor: yellowish-green
Aroma: roasted almonds, sweet corn, citric, straw, cantaloupe
Flavor: full mouthfeel, sweet corn, biscuits, straw
Temperature: 75-80º c
Steeping Time: 45seg; 80seg; 2 min