Jeju Island Green ~ TeaVana

Since Jeju Island Green is a TeaVana tea, I thought it only fitting that I brew it in my TeaVana Perfect T-maker. Ordinarily I would brew an astringent fine Green in thin glass, but hey, they were “designed” to go together, right?

Jeju Island is very interesting in that it’s not as sencha-like as I had expected. In aroma, Jeju Island feels more like a pan-fried Chinese Green than a sencha. Lower-particulate count gives Jeju Island less grit than a lot of Japanese Green teas I’ve brewed, but not necessarily an insignificant amount. Taste-wise, Jeju Island is actually quite flavorful. A hint of stalky green or orchid lingers a bit on the tongue. The liquor color is also quite nice, and Whiter than a lot of senchas I think. Also, the loose leaf itself is more of a broken leaf or a souchong, which isn’t necessarily problematic for a strong Green.

The most shocking thing about Jeju Island though is its introductory price. Eleven dollars for the 2 oz minimum is actually pretty surprising for TeaVana. I’m guessing their customers don’t generally gravitate to Korean teas.

  1. Aroma – 90
  2. Taste – 89
  3. Texture – 91
  4. Spunk – 87
  5. Price – 94
  6. Availability – 96
  7. Appearance – 92

 

Mean score – 91% Quite the winner I should say among TeaVana teas I’ve reviewed previously.

 

Jeju Island Green Loose Leaf by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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Jeju Island Green Loose Leaf by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

 

Jeju Island Green Liquor by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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Jeju Island Green Liquor by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

 

Jeju Island Green Spent Tea by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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Jeju Island Green Spent Tea by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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