DT’s new Korean Sejak comes from Jeju so it’s an area I know a little bit more about compared to other Korean tea productions – and I admit I was curious to see what a black tea from this terroir would be like. Honestly, I like the black sooo much more – but I don’t think that’ll surprise anyone who knows my general lack of enthusiasm for straight green teas…
I definitely packed this gaiwan preettyyyyy full so it’s strong, but with short steep times I’m really enjoying the almost syrupy liquor/mouthfeel and rich fragrant notes of lilac and fresh roses, chocolate liqueur, cocobolo and rosewood, and buckwheat honey. There’s sort of a jammy plum-like undertone, and the top notes are very perfumey – but not in an offensive kind of way! Definitely an interesting tea, and worth trying IMO if you’re interested in seeing the range that Korean black tea can offer!
Tea Photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cfj0ds4uicy/
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t3jiFL65Hg