Big Raccoon - Korean Green Tea Daejak

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea
Flavors
Floral, Honey, Nutty, Sweet, warm grass, Fruit Tree Flowers, Grass, Honeysuckle, Straw
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Caffeine
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Edit tea info Last updated by Roswell Strange
Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 g 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “I meant to sit down with this green and purposefully drink it, for the tea notes, but it ended up becoming my sloppy go-to green tea for the week evenings instead. What that means on a scale of...” Read full tasting note
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  • “#adventageddon Day Two – 1/5 Started my morning with this advent selection – just hot and straight. I wasn’t thrilled to see a green tea selection so early in this advent, but at least this is one...” Read full tasting note
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  • “My first time drinking a Daejak, or Korean green tea with a specific preparation style. I’m so excited! Out of the bag the tea smells strongly of grass, honey and straw. Steeped up it’s more of a...” Read full tasting note
    82

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Korean green tea isn’t something you see every day. It is very rare and special, a bit like a fusion of Chinese and Japanese green tea. Our Big Raccoon is an amazing handmade green tea for everyday drinking. It comes from a small family run tea farm in the beautiful Jirisan mountains in Hadong province. Grown in a bamboo forest, the exceptional environment is what makes this tea unique.

>> to find this tea at: https://teabento.com/en/product/big-raccoon/

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6 Tasting Notes

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I meant to sit down with this green and purposefully drink it, for the tea notes, but it ended up becoming my sloppy go-to green tea for the week evenings instead. What that means on a scale of 1-10 is I drank it with zero (0) mindfulness and ten (10) chugging speed.

What can I say now that it’s gone so soon from the earthly realm of CrowKettle Tea Shelves? It was sweet. It was refreshing. It was deliciously flavourful. Now it’s gone.

Steep Count: 2

Flavors: Floral, Honey, Nutty, Sweet, warm grass

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 15 sec
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#adventageddon Day Two – 1/5

Started my morning with this advent selection – just hot and straight. I wasn’t thrilled to see a green tea selection so early in this advent, but at least this is one that I’ve had before and I felt like I knew what to expect for it. However, even still I found myself taken aback/surprised – the infused liquor was definitely a little sharper than I remember this tasting when I previously tried it, and it was really fruity! I couldn’t nail down exactly what the fruity note I was getting was, but it was hard to taste much else in the cup – though I do think there was some nuttiness happening right in the initial sip but it soon was taken over.

Not terrible – but I’m hoping for better tomorrow.

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My first time drinking a Daejak, or Korean green tea with a specific preparation style. I’m so excited!

Out of the bag the tea smells strongly of grass, honey and straw. Steeped up it’s more of a strong honey note with elements of greenery, kind of like some of the wildflower honeys we get in Canada.

The flavor profile is a buttery, sweet honey-ish green, a bit thin. I feel like this would be an excellent blending tea, something to pair with another sweet or creamy element. Honeysuckle, that’s the flavor I’m getting, plus some roasty-toastedness.

It’s a multifaceted tea, one that I’m enjoying. Normally i don’t got out of my way to drink greens, I find I sneeze a lot when I do (and this one was no exception). Still, the sweetness is lovely, a lush green tropical sweet paradise.

I have a feeling there’s a fruit associated somewhere in the tropics with this flavor, one I’ve yet to try.

Huge thanks to TeaBento for sharing this tea with me so I could review it, and for giving me my first taste of Korean tea.

Flavors: Fruit Tree Flowers, Grass, Honey, Honeysuckle, Straw

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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