Monday, February 16, 2015

Newest tea at the commissary

O'Sulloc is a Korean tea company that the commissary here carries. Usually there's only two varieties, but I spotted a new box the last time I was in.
This is called "Memory in Jeju", and the description is Jeju Camellia flower blending tea. Jeju is an island art the southern tip of Korea, with a semi-tropical climate, where a lot of Koreans take vacations. The family and I went last summer, so we could visit a beach...and it rained a lot of the time. But I did get to visit the O'Sulloc tea plantation and the museum and tea shop there.

"Memory in Jeju" is very floral smelling. In the tea bag along with the black tea are tiny chunks of dried pineapple, flower petals, and a few sugar konpeito crystals.

When brewed, the tea is light-colored, mild-tasting, with a much lighter floral fragrance, but the fragrance persists to the third brewing. (yes, I reuse my tea bag.) I'm saving it for special occasions, but I like it very much.

(I have a feeling this reads like a non-native English speaker. I don't know why, English is my first language, really, I swear! Isn't it funny when that happens?)

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