Korean Sejak

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Green Tea
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Seaweed, Grass
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170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 15 sec 8 g 17 oz / 514 ml

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  • “I’m pretty much over this tea. Too bad I have 1-2 cups left of it in my tin. :( I’ll probably focus on finishing it up, and then I’ll have to decide what green tea to fill it back up with (fill as...” Read full tasting note
  • “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...” Read full tasting note
  • “Split a pot of this with my roommate tonight. If someone had told me that I was drinking steeped seaweed, I would 100% believe them – this tea tastes salty, a bit sweet and umami, and very marine....” Read full tasting note
  • “I decided to grab a pack of this when Davids was having their $1 straight tea special. I figured it was a good opportunity to try something that I wouldn’t normally buy from Davids. I steeped it...” Read full tasting note


Tea devotees rejoice!

Korean tea is exceptionally rare and difficult to find, and this one is worth the trouble. Grown in a monastic style garden in the Jiri Mountain slopes of Korea, this tea is lovingly tended by those who enter into a monk lifestyle to devote their lives to tea. The result is a tea that is unusually complex and pleasantly earthy. Count your blessings – each sip is divine salvation.

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73 Tasting Notes

109 tasting notes

I’m not going to lie to you-I bought this tea because it was Korean.

I’ve never had a Korean tea and this has good Steepster reviews, so I bought it.

This is the last of 3 teas that I purchased from David’s tea. Overall, I am happy with my experience buying from them. The $5 flat shipping to the States is great and it was fast. Tea was wrapped in brown paper and then white tissue paper with a sticker on top-nice touch. However, I ordered some colored tins and there was nothing underneath them but the bottom of the box-could have used a layer of brown paper there too. Tins are okay. Not as high quality as Teavana branded tins-but cheaper and colorful (sorry they were out of 2 other colors I wanted). Davids also included stickers for each tea I ordered so I could slap them on the tins. I would definitely order from them again if they had something I wanted to try. They did include 3 free samples, but I think they just grab them out of a basket because they certainly weren’t tailored to what I had purchased.

ANYHOW, Back to the tea. As others have noted, the dry leaves are various shapes and sizes. Some leaves are rolled and other look like broken unrolled leaves. Dry leaf aroma is not particularly fragrant. I detect perhaps of faint note of canned spinach. The brewed leaf contains slight vegetal and floral characteristics. Liquor is a very pale greenish yellow.

The flavor is light and delicate. Both slightly vegetal and floral at the same time. More floral than I would like, but not enough to significantly impair my enjoyment.

I was hoping for something truly unique with this Korean tea, but I don’t think it tastes that much different than some of the Chinese greens I’ve been trying lately. It’s good and I’ll finish it-but probably not that quickly.

160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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108 tasting notes

Drinking this again this morning, and trying to find words to describe it. It’s not like any of the Japanese green teas I’ve had. It’s certainly not like the junk you find in generic “green tea” bags. It’s light, a little sweet, subtle. A little creamy, perhaps. Not grassy or toasty at all.

170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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743 tasting notes

Light brothy, slightly salty taste. Definite buttery tinge as the taste blooms and fades on the sip. Typical green tea vegetal finish and after taste. For some reason the word “clarity” comes to mind when drinking this- maybe because it has a very smooth taste? I’m getting a sweetness from this as well, especially prominent as the tea cools.

165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec

One of my favorites!


I’m still a little bit new to the variety of unflavoured greens there are out there. I have to say that I think I’m more into the grassy/floral greens. It was really interesting to try a Korean tea for the first time though!

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335 tasting notes

My very first Korean tea, and I am loving it!! :)It is not much different from Japanese sencha actually. Very light, a bit grassy, with a savoury/umami finish – exactly the kind of green tea I like. It makes me want to eat sushi and sashimi right now!

170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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23 tasting notes

probably my favorite green tea so far
i steeped it for around 2 minutes and it gives a nice, light, almost earthy kinda taste
i found this to be a very calming tea
in all a very nice green tea

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1725 tasting notes

More of the same… I couldn’t even finish one cup. I tried a second steep and that was even worse :(
it started out ok but by the time it cooled down it was just terrible. Le double sigh

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170 tasting notes

This is a precious tea! And it has to be handled accordingly; I learned it the hard way. My first experience with this tea was “oh well…. standard green tea, nothing special to it”. That was with 80°C water and about 4mins infusion time.

This time around, I put 75°C water on it and steeped it for 2 minutes – not 3 or 2:30, 2! That makes the whooooole difference, and I had a completely new experience. The taste is fresh, light and flavourful, absolutely perfect after a big meal. The taste just flows, something I associate with white teas mostly, but here the grassiness of green teas is there, in a beautifully delicate way. So much joy for my palate in this little cup, keeps me wanting more and more (and the good news is, it stands the test of multiple infusions very well, and I discover new flavours every time!).

170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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659 tasting notes

This brews up nice and light. The first steep is very delicate and vegetal, maybe a touch grassy. I didn’t think of it as seaweed-y until I read some of the other notes for this tea. Now that’s all I can taste! Funny how suggestible people can be sometimes…

This holds up to a resteep nicely, though the seaweed flavor is definitely stronger in the second steep. There’s also a buttery quality mid-sip.

Overall, not bad, but I’ve had better.

165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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81 tasting notes

Went to Davids Tea, found this 5g sample for .50 cents. Will update this tasting note soon!

Yes, I discovered it tastes like fish. Even as a anchovy pizza lover, I don’t think I’ll be buying this one again. It also tastes like seaweed.

I’ll stick to the delicious Korean food, Kimchee, Korean Bakeries, Korean cars (Hyundai’s), Air Korea, Sexy Korean women, Korean massage parlors with happy endings, Korean Soap Operas – but this tea I’ll pass up on next time even though it was a bargain.

I know Steepster is not a dating site (but I try anyway by following women only who have cute pictures) but I do have an Asian fetish so if your in your late 20s – 30s, hit me up and we can hit up a convo on the couches in the back of the store. Serious tea drinkers, only.

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583 tasting notes

1.5 tsp for 250mL water @ about 75 (guessing by appearance of water), steeped four minutes.

Ehhhhh …

I’m not sure what’s supposed to be special about this, what it is I’m missing. I tasted a slightly briny/scallopy medium-bodied green tea. Ttat was it.

170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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