Saturday Morning Tea

This has been a weird week full of stress at work. Have you ever had one of those weeks where it seems like the universe is pointing you in a brand new direction but it is happening with more of a wack over the head than a gentle nudge? So, this morning it is time to slow way down, sip some gentle light tea and contemplate the week. My choice for a gentle tea is a very unique green from Korea called Jung Jak, meaning “medium sparrow tongue” for the shape of the leaf. This is the first time I’ve ever tried tea from Korea and it is a delightful experience. The leaves were plucked from young spring buds in April and processed entirely by hand.

Like the Arya White Pearl from last week, the leaf is exquisite with full leaf sets. This tea is so light that the aroma is a whisper and the taste is very delicate and subtle. The liquor is smooth and buttery as it brushes against my tongue with light vegetal notes. I steeped the leaves at 160 degrees F for 3 minutes.

One of the high notes of the week was when a colleague/friend at work gave me this sweet little glass teapot complete with glass infuser. It is perfect for full leafed teas like this one. Thanks Rebecca!

With temps soaring into the 90s this weekend, I am headed out to the backyard deck to sit in the sun and journal about the week.

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5 comments on “Saturday Morning Tea

  1. nina says:

    temperature heading into the 90’s and you’ll go and sit in the SUN?! phew, you are stronger than i.
    it is good to be back visiting here with you after being out of the country for so long – xxx

  2. claire says:

    Interesting that Korea is getting into the tea market too. I wonder how their weather is vs. the problems in China the last few year’s with spring green harvest (very late frosts). Also, glass infuser? Awesome! They are hard to find these days, everyone seems to have gone to metal (ugh!)
    I’m drinking qien mu qing ding 2008 this a.m. myself, yummy

  3. Kathi says:

    ooo I am loving that glass infuser. I can see it covered with clay and steeping tea. Any chance of finding out where your friend got it?

    sunshine is wonderful. we are supposed to hit the high 80’s today. isn’t life grand!

  4. artandtea says:

    It’s good to have you back visiting, Nina! I can only stand the morning sun when it gets this hot and humid but that sun does feel good after the chilliness of the last month.

    Hi Claire, that green tea does sound yummy. It’s one of my personal favorites, too. I think Jung Jak is usually harvested in May so it sounds like the spring weather enabled it to be picked a month earlier than usual.

    Hi Kathi, Isn’t this teapot great? I love it. I’ll definitely ask her where she got it. Enjoy your sunshine!

  5. […] Good morning, dear tea friends! This morning I’ve brewed up a pot of another green tea, this one from Korea called Jung-Jak. Interestingly enough, I did review the 2008 version of this tea here. […]

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