Woojeon

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Woojeon tea

Woojeon (우전) is a extrordinary Korean green tea. It's like Japanese Shincha the earliest possible First Flush. Woojeon is picked before Monsoon thus the name means translated "before rain". For producing Woojeon are traditional Japanese and Chinese techniques combined: The fresh picked leaves are first steamed and then roasted. Thus this tea unites character of Japanese and Chinese green tea. Woojeon look and taste resembles Tamaryokucha.

Growing Areas

  • Boseong in Jeollanam-do province is the biggest growing area.
  • Hadong in Gyeongsangnam-do provincei is the oldest growing area. A majority of the tea here is still hand picked.
  • Jeju island

Famous tea farms

  • Boseong Dawon
  • Dosun Dawon
  • Gangjin Dawon
  • Hannam Dawon
  • Seogwang Dawon

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