Ssangkye Tea

Recent Tasting Notes

50

This is a light Jasmine tea; perhaps because it of the white tea leaves. Although I can’t taste the tea as much, I do detect some bitterness / astringency. Not as crisp and smooth as other Jasmine teas I’ve had but it is an okay tea.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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30

Tart and a bit sour. Overall, this is a flavorful but boring tea. I can’t really taste the Black Tea at all, and the raspberry and hibiscus are lost somewhere in the tartness.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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45

Overall, a mild tea. This has a subtle blueberry flavor that tempers the rooibos plant’s strong flavor.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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30
drank Bellflower Tea by Ssangkye Tea
36 tasting notes

It has a subtle earthy flavor similar to the Burdock tea I previously reviewed; but not as intense. These medicinal / health teas are okay but definitely not delicious.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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55
drank Peppermint Tea by Ssangkye Tea
36 tasting notes

Reminds me of the red and white candy. Cool and minty as the box claims; the sensation lingers on the palate for awhile. It is not overpowering but refreshing – I think this is a pretty good peppermint tea, even though I don’t usually drink mint teas.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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40
drank Rooibos Tea by Ssangkye Tea
36 tasting notes

This is a bit smoother than other plain rooibos teas I’ve had. It still has that herbal flavor but it is subdued in this tea. I still prefer blends but if you like it plain, I think this is worth a try.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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45
drank Roasting Sejak by Ssangkye Tea
36 tasting notes

A light, crisp green tea. Directions recommend 2 minutes steep time, so this may be the reason for the mild flavor. This might be great for people that want a milder green tea.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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40

This tastes very floral as is typical of Chrysanthemum teas. Less intense and smoother than other Chrysanthemum teas so I’ve had in Korea so I think its possibly higher quality petals.

If you are drinking this for health reasons, I’d recommend trying this one as it does taste a bit better than other ones I’ve had.

Flavors: Flowers

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Burdock Tea by Ssangkye Tea
36 tasting notes

This has a very strong earthy smell; reminds me of when it is raining in a forest but more intense. This carries over after steeping – has an earthy root flavor. It is being promoted as a health tea and it tastes like it. I am sure some people would enjoy the taste, but not quite what I would consider a refreshing drink. Taste wise, I would not recommend it.

Flavors: Earth

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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