Also known as “Rice Cake Tea”, this tea is quintessentially Korean. Ddeokcha, sometimes spelled Tteokcha means 'Rice Cake' because of the similarity in shape. This is a very old style of tea and resembles other tea cakes. Overtime this becomes a fermented tea. If drunken young one can taste the greenness of the leaves, as it ages the flavour becomes more subtle and complex. This tea may be kept for many years.
Chung Tae Jeon Ddeokcha
Leaf: A solid cake approximately 4cms across with a hole in the middle for stringing together. Mottled brown with like flecking of beige and taupe coloured incorporated leaves. Aroma, light and earthy verging towards a slight early “Pu’er” finish.
Brewed colour: The colour of a Tigers Eye gem, clear but containing small traces of sediment from the cake.
Aroma: Subtle confectionery notes with a sweet finish.
Taste: Liquorice with an earthy dryness, slightly astringent with a finish of treacle and molasses with a lingering finish of peat.
Note: Each brew reveals another layer of character and taste.