Jiri, The Mountain of Wisdom, Korean Black Tea (EU/USDA ORGANIC)

Tea Repertoire



Tea Type: Black Tea

Tea Region: Jiri Mountain, Hwagae Village, Hadong, South Korea

Tasting Notes

  • Appearance: Clear, copper brown coloured liquor.  
  • Aroma:  Cacao, woody, vanilla, baked bread notes with a hint of caramel. 
  • Flavour: Cacao, baked cocoyam (taro), woody, nutty (hazelnut), vanilla with a hint of cinnamon in the finish. A great balance between sweetness and delicate astringency. 
  • Mouthfeel: Well-rounded, smooth, supple liquor with a lingering sweet finish. Absence of astringency. 

Brewing Guidance

  • Measure 1g of tea per 100ml water. Boil water to 90℃. Steep for 4-5 minutes.

Reference: Op. 439

Tips for Tea Connoisseurs

Jiri, The Mountain of Wisdom is a fully oxidised, rare, artisanal, Korean black tea, made from tea leaves of wild tea bushes naturally grown on the slopes of Jiri Mountain, Hwagae Village, Hadong, South Korea.

In South Korea, there are three main tea producing regions - Boseong, Hadong and Jeju Island. While the tea gardens located in Jeju Island mostly produce industrialised, mechanised green teas, small scale tea gardens around Hadong area continue to produce top quality, traditional, artisanal green tea and semi-oxidised and fully-oxidised black tea from wild tea bushes grown in the region.

Made from naturally grown tea leaves and buds of the third spring flush used to make "Joongjak" green tea, the hand-plucked tea leaves have received 80% of oxidation to create this smooth and mellow, delicious, chocolaty black tea. The cocoa under-toned, luscious liquor harmoniously mingles baked cocoyam, woody, vanilla, hazelnut flavours while delicate astringency brings more liveliness to the liquor. 

This is a rare chance to try an authentic, entirely, hand-crafted, wild-bush, black tea from Hwagae Village, Hadong. This unique Korean black tea will be much appreciated by black tea enthusiasts who look for mellow yet uplifting character in their black tea.  

Certified MAFRA Organic, which is equivalent to EU organic standards. 

Black tea is known to be just as beneficial as green tea for our health and well-being. A recent study indicates several health benefits of black tea by demonstrating that flavonoids found in black tea boost the immune system to prevent flu and other viral infection and encourage the growth of healthy microorganism in the liver to boost energy metabolism and weight loss. 

Learn More About Korean Tea

Korean green tea is graded according to the date of harvest and the maturity of buds and leaves: Woojeon/Ujeon (First Pluck), Sejak (Second Pluck), Joongjak/Jungjak (Third Pluck) and Daejak (Fourth Pluck). Each grade comes up with their unique flavour and Joongjak green tea is made from one tender bud and two fully opened leaves of early May. This entirely hand-crafted, black tea from Hwagae Village is made from the tea leaves used to make "Joongjak" green tea. 

If you like this product you may also like Balhyocha, Wild Arbor Joongjak, Black Forest, Tteokcha and Sejak Tendresse.

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