Harvested in the spring on the island of Jeju, Jejudo Imperial is a green tea from Korea. Sweet and mellow,its marine and fresh hazelnut notes are typical of sejak - Korean spring teas. Well worth trying, this tea is ofa very high quality.
An unusual green tea. Jejudo Impérial differs from green teas from China and Japan, with its sweetness and pronounced umamiflavour.
Compared to Japanese green teas:
More cooked notes: more well cooked vegetables, cooked fish flesh, much less fresh spinach and seaweedthan Japanese teas. The addition of minerality.More umami, very sweet.
Compared to Long Jing: Less toasted, less nutty, less minerality.
- Appearance: small twisted leaves
- Colours: dark green with a matt appearance
- Aromas: typical vegetal note of cooked vegetables, fruit, vanilla and a hint of bread crust
- Aromas: marine (cooked fish flesh), well cooked vegetables, butter, nuts (hazelnut), becoming floral, minty
- Colour: clear, bright yellow-green
- Texture in the mouth: supple, round and thick in the mouth, a delicate astringency at the very back of themouth
- Flavours: pronounced umami, a touch of acidity which brings freshness to a sweeter attack
- Aromas: a very sweet attack with cooked vegetable notes (courgette, etc.) and marine (very fleshy notes ofwell cooked fish), a hint of nuts, fresh hazelnut, a slight minerality, a milky creamy hint, developing overfresher vegetal notes (stems, grass), aniseed, mint, fresh fruit, citrus (lemon, grapefruit)
- Organoleptic profile and length in the mouth: a well-balanced, sweet ,almost heavy attack, then freshermiddle and underlying notes, lifted by a slight acidity and a delicate astringency