Gamnong Green Tea

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160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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  • “No idea what to expect… but here goes South Korean tea day. This one was first because I was thirsty and green tea needs less time to heat water and bathe the leaf : ) Yellow tint to the liquid and...” Read full tasting note
  • “Korean Green Tea Time! Gamnong is one of the higher priced offerings at Hankook Tea. This one is a first flush grade that tastes delicate, fresh, clean, crisp, creamy, light floral and grass notes....” Read full tasting note
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Hand-harvested right before and after Gokwoo* season, Gamnong is the tea of choice by tea masters in Korea and abroad. Clear as morning dew, the first flush tea contains bright, crisp and pure flavor tones and the soft bouquet of a spring day right after a light shower. The depth and intensity of this tea is further enhanced by the lingering sweetness that remains.
*Gokwoo = rainfall for seeding (6th of 24 seasonal divisions according to the lunar calendar, falls on 20th or 21st of April).

Origin: South Korea (Honam Tea Estate)
Ingredients: 100% Tea Leaves (camellia sinensis)
Harvest Time: Hand-harvested in April
Grade: Sejak (1st Flush)
Taste: Bright, crisp & pure, the depth & intensity is further enhanced by the lingering sweetness that remains.

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No idea what to expect… but here goes South Korean tea day.

This one was first because I was thirsty and green tea needs less time to heat water and bathe the leaf : )

Yellow tint to the liquid and low aroma. The leaf is really small, but whateve.

The first brew is really smooth. Comparing this to my usual Japanese green will point out that this is wet seaweed opposed to how Japanese teas will be dry seaweed with grass notes. This has that slightly buttered vegetable feel to it that I somewhat like, but usually associate with oolongs. Rather light and easy to drink.

The second brew brought out a bit more color as if the leaf opened, normally something you don’t need to worry about with a green tea. The seaweed taste is backgrounded and now the tea has more of an upfront asparagus taste; no longer a grassy light taste but a hot vegetable.

The leaf has expanded a bit more showing off its choppyness in my 100ml kyusu I use for Japanese greens. Looks a bit more tasty this way. The liquid brews out bit darker and takes on a slight mouth pucker with the darker vegetal notes now as the lightness of the tea is gone. A little mouth dryness from the liquid.

The next few steeps were dying out, but when a green tea dies out it tends to leave a sweetness on the tip of the tongue so I drank a bit more of the next few steeps to see if anything changes… creates a dry mouth : p

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Korean Green Tea Time!

Gamnong is one of the higher priced offerings at Hankook Tea. This one is a first flush grade that tastes delicate, fresh, clean, crisp, creamy, light floral and grass notes. So sweet and delicate. The steeped leaves are a beautiful vibrant green! Wow!

I’d compare this tea to say the luxury of drinking a Gyokuro, with Gamnong being much more delicate, sweet and not very grassy.

Full review (plus 3 other Korean green teas) on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/jaksul-cha-korean-green-teas/

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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