This Organic Woojeon Green Tea is an excellent representation of the highest grade of organic green tea from Korea. Plucked in early to mid-April, this tea has a beautiful, smooth cup of concentrated vegetal flavor that lingers in the mouth and evaporates on the mid-tongue. The tight, small dark green leaves of this loose leaf organic tea have the occasional bright green wisp of a curl that hints at the light yellow, jade-like liquor to come. Grown on the volcanic island of Jeju, it is infused with the salty sea breezes and fertile soil of this pristine area of the world. Its cup is thicker in mouthfeel than our other Korean green tea, Organic Sejak, and represents the most premium of Korean Green Teas.
Ingredients: organic Korean green tea
Serving Size: one level teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water
Aubrey Says: This lovely tea has the slightest hint of a floral scent that is a nice counterpoint to its rich vegetal flavor!
Jeremy Says: I've been advocating for adding Korean tea to our catolog for several years. I couldn't be more pleased with this Woojeon. A terrific example of Korea's most highly prized tea!
Posted by Johanna on 26th Jun 2016
I LOVE this tea and it's the first thing I make in the morning. It has that vegetal, kelpy flavor with a suggestion of sea mist that just transports. I brew it at lower temperatures, not more that 160 degrees, depending on whether I'm using my insulated ceramic travel cup (which seems to make a stronger brew, interestingly) or making a pot.
Posted by Kara on 17th Jan 2016
Out of the two Korean green teas that Arbor Teas offers, I think I prefer the Sejak tea over the Woojeon. To my tastebuds, the Woojeon is a more delicate, subtle flavor of the ocean-y green tea that is the Sejak. A good tea overall.
Posted by Alison on 16th Apr 2015
Arbor Teas Korea Woojeon Organic Green Tea is my favorite tea right now. It makes me very happy. It’s got that lovely vegetal, sort of dry-finish, green taste I love so much. To give you an idea of my passion for this tea, I JUST ordered 12 oz of it in January, and I’m already out!
To give you an idea of the kind of teas I like, I have really enjoyed Arbor Teas Korea Sejak, and Hawaii Premium, and in general, I like strongly-brewed, steamed green teas that brew up and really taste "green."
Here is my <a href="http://yummyfixins.tumblr.com/post/116562699539/arbor-teas-korea-woojeon-organic-green-tea-is-my">Tumblr post</a> about the tea (there are photos).
Posted by Katie on 14th Apr 2015
I absolutely love this Woojeon green tea from Korea. It is a lovely smooth, lightly vegetal brew that is now my daily morning cup. I agree that it is slightly different from but on-par with the high quality of the Gyokuro. Just wonderful and I've had great luck re-steeping it as well. Try this one out!
Posted by Karishma on 27th Feb 2015
My favorite everyday green. I like to chew the leaves of this one. Thank you.
Posted by wally jasper on 29th Aug 2014
This is an absolutely exquisite Japanese-style tea from Korea. There is definitely a "wow" factor with this one, like a fine Gyokuro but different. Almost flowery notes like an Oolong, but not quite the same. If you love fine green teas you may just have to try this one. So far it's my favorite green tea.
We at Arbor Teas firmly believe that tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. With that being said, here are some recommendations to get you started, but please remember you can make adjustments based on your own personal taste.
There are three main considerations when brewing tea: quantity of tea, water temperature and steeping time.
Quantity of tea: one level teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water
Water temperature: use water that has been heated until bubbles begin to form on the bottom of the pot (180° F)
Steeping time: 2-3 minutes
Tip #1: Use fresh water whenever possible - water that has been sitting in your kettle overnight may impart a flat or stale taste to your tea. Be careful not to boil your water for too long. Over boiled water can sometimes impart an unwanted taste.
Tip #2: Keep in mind that brewing your tea for too long can extract undesirable bitterness from the leaves, so steeping time matters! For a stronger brew, don’t steep longer, just use more tea.
Learn more from our step-by-step guides on how to brew loose leaf tea, how to make iced tea, and how to make tea lattes. And don’t forget to check out our Eco-Brewing Tips, too!
There are five significant components found in all tea from the plant camellia sinensis: essential oils, which are the source of tea’s delicious flavor and aroma; polyphenols, which are antioxidants that provide the tea’s brisk flavor and many of its health benefits; phytonutrients, which are small amounts of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids including L-theanine (a very rare molecule that has been found in only three sources including camellia sinensis!) ; enzymes; and methylxanthines, which are a family of alkaloids that include caffeine. Each of these components work differently in the human body and a full description is best left to a medical journal. However, recent research exploring the potential health attributes of tea is leading many scientists to agree that tea, may contribute positively to a healthy lifestyle.
Some research comparing different types of tea has shown that the manufacturing process does affect the level of antioxidants present in the final tea leaf. According to a 2006 review of the beneficial effects of green tea in the Journal of American College of Nutrition, when comparing dry leaves, unoxidized green tea retains more antioxidants than black, oolong, or pu-erh. The catechin (or antioxidant) that displays the greatest increase in green tea when compared to the black, oolong and pu-erh is EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate). (Reference: "Beneficial Effects of Green Tea - A Review" Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Vol 25, No 2 (2006))
For a more in-depth discussion of Tea and Health Benefits check here.
For a more in-depth discussion of Tea and Caffeine check here.