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