Jeju Sejak

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea Leaves
Flavors
Sweet, Vegetal, Astringent, Bitter, Grass, Butter, Olive Oil, Sweet, warm grass
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Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 5 min, 0 sec 4 g 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “Apparently I didn’t really take notes on this one when I tried it, but I do recall it being fairly sencha-like in its flavor profile. Sweet and vegetal in aroma and probably similar in flavor. I...” Read full tasting note
  • “Backlog Bitter, astringent, and grassy…Pretty sub-par. I was expecting this to be moderately fair, but it wasn’t my cup of tea (ba da boom crash).” Read full tasting note
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  • “Saw this at the NW tea fest and pounced on it, been wanting to try some Korean tea for a while now, :). This is my first Harney & Sons tea, and I have to say, I’m pretty impressed by the...” Read full tasting note

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The island of Jeju (Cheju-do) is located south of mainland South Korea. Largely tourist, there is a great volcano and National Park located at its center. As the hills sweep up to meet the peak, vast and beautiful fields of green tea can be found at 4 different gardens. This style of Korean tea is similar to a Japanese Sencha in that it is lightly shaded and steamed during processing. Altogether, this tea lends itself a beautiful, curly leaf, an aromatic bouquet and a smooth cup. We are proud to offer our very first South Korean tea.

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Apparently I didn’t really take notes on this one when I tried it, but I do recall it being fairly sencha-like in its flavor profile. Sweet and vegetal in aroma and probably similar in flavor. I remember it being enjoyable enough, but despite the cost, I will often reach for a shaded green before a daily drinker sencha-style green.

Flavors: Sweet, Vegetal

Preparation
4 g

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Bitter, astringent, and grassy…Pretty sub-par. I was expecting this to be moderately fair, but it wasn’t my cup of tea (ba da boom crash).

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Grass

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Saw this at the NW tea fest and pounced on it, been wanting to try some Korean tea for a while now, :).

This is my first Harney & Sons tea, and I have to say, I’m pretty impressed by the quality, which is solidly upper middle of the road and reasonably priced at that. I disregarded the brewing instructions on the tin the first couple tries and gongfu’ed it, but I can firmly say now that this is a tea that is better westerned as the flavors come out more rounded and well balanced for it.

This is a beautiful green when brewed for five minutes at 170 F. It’s a pretty pale green when gongfu’ed too, but it looked nuclear under the blue lights of my kitchen in the tea press, quite awe inspiring, haha. It is more of a wheat-y yellow gold green in warm light (and after being exposed to the air for a bit), but still a pleasure to sip with a slick, buttery mouthfeel and a sweet, savory grassiness (not quite hay) to roll around and indulge in. There’s a bright aftertaste to this in the chest that I could see as floral, but I wouldn’t personally call it that.

Practically bombproof in regards to prep time as it has no bitterness and only a bit of astringency after a second steeping for over half an hour, I would recommend if you’re too busy to really make tea in the morning or at work, especially if you’re a fan of greens with a little more depth. The energy on this one is very lively and uplifting as well, I may stock up for that alone after I run out if I can confirm that is indeed the tea.

Flavors: Butter, Grass, Olive Oil, Sweet, warm grass

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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