5 Tasting Notes
This is certainly meant for iced. Do not steep it hot, EVER. This tea is certainly meant to be iced or tea popped.
Here’s how I do it.
I steep it like crazy as shown in the preparation details, then I’d put a lot of ice in the cup. So in the cup, half full of the tea, and full cup of ice. Which makes for a perfect summer drink.
This is a MUST HAVE for anyone with a cold. I steeped it for a very long time to make it strong and boiled the water to get the maximum benefit of the tea (just for this specific tea!!)
Very gingery, but not too spicy and not too strong (even when it’s over steeped and over heated). It’s perfect!
If you like this tea, I’d also recommend Pu’erh Ginger. Very similar in taste, but more toasty.
This loose leaf is one of the most simplest to make. I make this tea every morning when I’m in a hurry. Doesn’t need too much attention with this tea, it’ll turn out mostly the same. So if you’re in a rush to go to school/work, this is good. No fancy gaiwan or large tea pots, just a cup with a mesh ball or a steeper will give you the same taste.
Great to have in the morning, this tea is ideal for everyone! This does contain a large amount of stimulants, but some say it doesn’t work. At first, it doesn’t work as well as coffee… BUT it’s something that you have to keep on drinking to feel the stimulants actually activating in your brain. IT WORKS! :D
Korean Sejak is different in many ways, and difficult to get the taste you want. I’ve been working on it for years. And I finally got the taste that I like.
This is recommended for everyone. Whether you’re a straight green tea lover, a starter with straight teas or a masters in the art of tea, it’s a must have. You don’t drink it for the mildness of the tea. The point of Korean Sejak is to drink it for the cleanness of it. If the water is too cold, it gets too vegetal. If the water is too hot, then it gets too dry and you don’t taste the cleanness at all.
With careful experiments, you can get the best tea out of this. Using large tea pots (for steeping space) and washing the tea (waking it up with a small splash of hot water) first makes a huge difference.
I experimented around 80 degrees Celsius. With not much steeping time. When it’s perfected and acquired the art of Korean Sejak, then it’s worth it. Give it a try! This specific tea is what got me into tea steeping!