Description: Dae-jak grade is a green tea harvested in late May, and while considered a "normal grade" by Korean standards, this fine tea attests to the overall quality of Korean teas. The liquor is very flavorful and has a full mouth feel, light vegetal quality and complex flavor notes hinting of corn silk. A fresh, clean taste and gentle sweetness linger on the palate. Grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers.
Steeping Suggestions: - Leaf Quantity: 2¼ g/cup Water Temp: 180° Steep Time: 3 min.
"This tea is listed as "normal" quality? I rate it as excellent! The description above is spot-on. Fresh, clean green tea with a smooth finish. This will be a staple in my home forever!" David Feldman
from Lee, NH (United States)
(6/26/2012) Dry Leaf: Excellent,
Infused Leaf: Excellent, Liquor: Excellent,
"Tasting this tea leads me to theorize that cheap Korean tea get adulterated with roasted grains in order to imitate the natural flavor more more subtle flavor of this pure tea. (Some to whom I have served it have guessed wrongly that it actually contains roasted rice.)
"Upton Tea Imports was founded in 1989 with the objective of providing the North American tea drinker with
the finest teas available. We purchase teas from reputable brokers and estates worldwide, dealing only with
sources who are capable of providing top quality teas. We sell directly to the consumer, thus ensuring the
freshest product and fairest pricing."