Drawing on three generations of handed down expertise, Cho Yun-Seok decided to make his own Korean black tea some ten years ago. The result was a masterstroke, and Jukro is now considered one of the world's best black teas.
This highly-smooth Grand Cru boasts cocoa notes with a rare intensity. These notes have a caramelised, vanilla aftertaste. An exceptional tea.
TO GO FURTHER
Discovering tea: https://www.discoveringtea.com/2014/02/28/jukro-a-fine-and-rare-tea-from- korea/
Podcast "The Jukro, a black South Korean tea": https://play.acast.com/s/f130ee36-dbf0-5366-8158-e3d522f46cf9/6045e239699fc9393340d3c0
- Hadong, South Korea
- Tea colour:
- Black tea
Appearance: carefully rolled thin leaves
Colour: dark brown with a few mahogany hints
Notes: cocoa, honeyed, toasted
Notes: cocoa, caramel, sweet spices
Texture: smooth and generous
Flavour: very sweet
Notes: an initial note of strong cocoa, caramelised, honeyed, sweet spices (vanilla sugar), fruity (cooked fruit), wood, floral and toasted hints (roasted cocoa beans)
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4' minutes in water heated to 90°C.
With the Gong Fu Cha (teapot/Gaiwan): infusions during 30-40 secondes.
Grands Crus: savour the exceptional
Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.