REVIEW: The Kent & Sussex Tea and Coffee Company – Korean FOP Woojeon

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Tea: Green tea from Jejudo Island, Korea
Twitter: @kentteacoffee
Facebook: The Kent & Sussex Tea and Coffee Company
Link to Korean FOP Woojeon

Dry leaf:

– The dry leaf consists of dark green, curly leaves

– It has a light grassy aroma

Infused tea:

– The tea cups out a light green liquor with a sweet, grassy aroma

– It is a medium-bodied tea with a moderate amount of astringency. The liquor is packed with umami: grassy and salty flavour dominate the body of the tea

Tips/conclusions:

– Infuse this tea one and half to two minutes with 80C water. Try infusing two or three times

– This tea reminds me of both a Japanese Sencha and a Chinese Laoshan Green. I think it would appeal to people who like grassy/vegetal-tasting teas. The powerful umami punch in this tea makes it a very satisfying cuppa – it is definitely the type of green tea that gets my blood going!

Score:

4.75/5

Retail price: 50 grams for £5.13 / 125 grams for £11.57 / 250 grams for £20.83

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About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at teaxplorer@gmail.com if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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