A delicious new creation by one of our favourite growers in the world.
황차 is a close cousin of Balhyocha Neoul; slightly less oxidized and not roasted, it features richer notes of stone fruit in lieu of Noeul's cacao aroma.
Type: Balhyocha / Hwangcha. Since it is not 100% oxidized, we 'force classify' it under 'oolong'
Origin: Hwagae, Gyeongsangnam, S. Korea.
GPS: 35.2°N 127.6°E
Brewing Guide: 4g tea / 240ml @ 90ºC, 180"
1. Wilting the leaves and rubbing (3 times), allowing the leaves to oxidize.
2. Pan firing
3. Drying (in a heated room)
ABOUT THE GROWER
Kim Jong Yeol left a corporate life in Busan to pursue his passion for tea on his family farm in Hadong. The trees on the farm are over 80 years old and are growing naturally, spread randomly across the hill slopes. Each microbatch of teas is hand-processed by Kim himself so each lot is unique and every harvest is consistently outstanding.