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. :)

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I mostly drink straight tea, and some of my favorites are green teas and oolongs. I almost always have some sencha and tieguanyin in my tea cupboard (and if I run out, awesome, an excuse to buy tea). I do like some flavored teas, but can’t stand really sugary stuff so if it’s very sweet I probably won’t like it. I can’t drink milk so all my reviews are of tea without milk and sugar!
I’ve been getting into puerh the last few months.

Outside of Steepster I’m an English Lit major, and will FINALLY be graduating after the Fall 2013 semester. After that I plan on applying for graduate school to obtain a Master’s in Library Science. Currently I work as a student assistant in the Archives and Special Collections department of my school’s library.
I also like reading (of course) and playing video games when I have time for them.

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