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drank Korean Sejak by DAVIDsTEA
504 tasting notes

Picked up a little $1 bag when I was pursuing the giant Perfect Mugs (on my Kissmas list ;) ).

I found the flavour to be very mild, almost too mild for me. I didn’t find it bitter, but it was a bit salty and slightly vegetal in the way nori seaweed can be, but not enough of that delicious seaweed flavour that I crave.

Just not enough! I think maybe the sample pack was a teeny bit too small for the mug I used. Either way I probably won’t go back for this one – it made me crave gyokuro and I KNOW that will cure my flavour blues :D

mynameismoe

i find the amount in those is slightly small for the perfect mugs. ..but i like really strong tea.

DaisyChubb

Good call – I was definitely using my perfect mug! It’s more of a tsp instead of a “perfect” tsp hey? haha

Stella

For Korean Sejak, you have to use lower temperature than other green teas, and longer brewing time. I can never make it as good as my mom does, but when it’s done right, you can never go back to other green teas.

SamSohyun

Sejak is the middle quality Korean tea. Ujon is the highest quality. Sejak should be brewed at around 65-70 degrees for perhaps a minute or so, depending on the steeping vessel.
The best teas are picked in Hadong on Jirisan, and as with all green teas, the first leaves are the finest and contain the lion’s share of all the goodness of the tea.
I am sorry to disagree with you Stella, but Korean jakseol green teas are very delicate and must not be brewed for a long time. If you brew it for a long time it will become bitter, and the color will become slightly more brown than the proper golden color.

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mynameismoe

i find the amount in those is slightly small for the perfect mugs. ..but i like really strong tea.

DaisyChubb

Good call – I was definitely using my perfect mug! It’s more of a tsp instead of a “perfect” tsp hey? haha

Stella

For Korean Sejak, you have to use lower temperature than other green teas, and longer brewing time. I can never make it as good as my mom does, but when it’s done right, you can never go back to other green teas.

SamSohyun

Sejak is the middle quality Korean tea. Ujon is the highest quality. Sejak should be brewed at around 65-70 degrees for perhaps a minute or so, depending on the steeping vessel.
The best teas are picked in Hadong on Jirisan, and as with all green teas, the first leaves are the finest and contain the lion’s share of all the goodness of the tea.
I am sorry to disagree with you Stella, but Korean jakseol green teas are very delicate and must not be brewed for a long time. If you brew it for a long time it will become bitter, and the color will become slightly more brown than the proper golden color.

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You can call me Daisy.

I’m a 24 year old (not so budding) thespian – just moved to the Maritimes from the Saskatchewan Prairies. I’m way too polite, aka Proud to be a Canadian. I love it here by the water – it must remind me of tea or something ;)

My favourite tea companies are DavidsTea and Verdant Tea. They please my palette in different ways – and I love them both for it.

My rating system is as follows:
95-100: I will stock it as soon as I can, if I haven’t already! Permanent collection worthy.

86-95: I would stock this tea if I could, but my collection is just too full to warrant it. But it is that good.

76-85: This is a tasty tea and I will have many cups and share with friends, but won’t go out of my way to keep it stocked.

50-75: It was alright! It was… alright! Not horrible, but I might not re-steep.

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1-25: Please no, I want to dump it.


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