vuanguyen wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:19 am
One of the best green tea from cold weather non tropical place is grown in Korea. I love the Organic Sejak from Arbor tea. It's cheap but clean and very tasty. Give it a try. It's one of those tea where it does not have to be expensive to be good and organic.
https://www.arborteas.com/organic-korea ... n-tea.html
South of where you live, in the non tropical state of Oregon, you can find organic teas too. However, I have not tasted their teas so I cannot comment on their quality.
Wow, tea from Oregon! I'll need to see it to believe it - when things normalize, we'll go on a road trip there!
As for South Korean tea - I am quite familiar with it, although in an unusual way. My wife is Korean and whenever family visits, I am getting tea presents. I had greens and reds and they were all really good, but I wouldn't be able to send you a link or anything because I have no idea what exactly I was having
That being said, while I don't have tea-related anecdotes, my wife's parents have a small farm in the mountains. Next to them there is some organic food producer that is a known local joke because they advertise their produce as organic, while locals have a good wide view at how organic it exactly is.
All and all for me Korean teas fall in the same category as Taiwanese, Japanese, etc - I absolutely trust them a magnitude more than I trust China (and pesticides is just half of the concern, I am also worried how polluted those tea producing regions in China are). While at the same time, things could definitely be better. We also had to cancel family visit this year because both them there and us here in Seattle are in zombie apocalypse mode right now so I don't know when I am going to restock my green teas.