This is my first time trying a Korean green tea, but for flavor I’d give it a solid B. Beautiful dark green leaves unfold when this tea steeps. I confess I ignored Upton’s directions to steep this for 3 minutes(!) and only let it steep for 1 minute. I think the flavor is fairly pronounced at just a minute, so I can hardly imagine what 3 would be like!
This is a slightly grassy green with a hint of bitterness, which I tend to like. The flavor is really vegetal and I definitely taste seaweed and a hint of the corn mentioned in the description. Overall this is a smooth green with a slightly sweet aftertaste. I think I’d probably drink this again. :)
Dae-Jak Korean Green Tea TR55
Dae-jak grade is a green tea harvested in late May, and while considered a “normal grade” by Korean standards, this fine tea attests to the overall quality of Korean teas. The liquor is very flavorful and has a full mouth feel, light vegetal quality and complex flavor notes hinting of corn silk. A fresh, clean taste and gentle sweetness linger on the palate. Grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers.