I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Korean teas an wildly underrepresented in the tea industry as it is today. Largely this seems to be due to their herbal and floral nature as opposed to the Chinese, Indian, Japanese and Sri Lankan “pure” teas most tend to drink day to day.
Regardless, Korea produces some mighty fine teas of both “pure” and herbal beverages. This persimmon leaf tea titled “Reminiscence” from Hancha Tea / TeaClassics is a nice rounded smooth tea.
|Country of Origin||Korea|
|Price per Package||$8.00 USD|
|Quantity||~ 0.75 oz|
|*Flavor, Aroma, Boldness|
This particular tisane is made from Persimmon leaves. Persimmons, for the uninitiated are delicious fruits grown around the world. I won’t teach you about them though you lazy bums! Go read Wikipedia!
The dried leaves in this tisane are jagged and torn. The leaves actually look similar to those of a yerba mate or a guayusa.
The aroma is light and sweet with hints of apple, and peach. These notes continue once brewed.
The flavor is light, with a thin caramel gold liquor that plays on the tongue. Smooth fruit flavors seem to embrace the palate quickly.
While not astringent, there is a notable drying of the palate. Because it’s smooth to drink and flavorful without astringency, I don’t recommend sweeteners.