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Organic Korea Sejak Green Tea

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$48.00

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Teas from Korea are just beginning to gain popularity in the United States. Widely unknown, Korean Green Tea is one of the best kept secrets. More akin to a Japanese green tea flavor profile than a Chinese green tea flavor profile; this Organic Sejak Green Tea has a brothy and boldly vegetal cup that pleasantly lingers in the mouth with smooth, mild astringency. The liquor color reminds of an early spring dandelion and the wet leaves smell of dried straw and cooked asparagus with a brighter and thinner cup than our Organic Woojeon Green Tea from Korea. Grown on the volcanic island of Jeju, this loose leaf organic green tea is infused with the salty sea breezes and fertile soil of this pristine area of the world.


Organic Korea Sejak Green Tea

Ingredients: organic Korean green tea



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Serving Size: one level teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water




Staff Perspectives

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Aubrey Says: If you like Sencha Green, then try this tea! It has a similar flavor profile with a Korean twist and is a great alternative for someone looking to replace their Sencha with a new organic tea or want to mix it up!




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Jeremy Says: With leaves slightly larger than the Woojeon leaves, this Sejak is a great example of young Korean teas leaves harvested in late April to May. 





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  1. deeply satisfying

    Posted by wally jasper on 29th Aug 2014

    Sejak Korean tea is a delicious Japanese-style green tea, full bodied, kind of vegetal and, as the previous reviewer noted, very reminiscent of sencha. I'm wary of buying food products from Japan since the Fukushima disaster, so was delighted to see this high quality Korean tea with a deeply satisfying Japanese taste profile. I'm so grateful to Arbor Teas for offering this and the Korean Woojean teas.



  2. If You Like Sencha/Bancha

    Posted by Andy on 25th Feb 2014

    A very nice alternative to Japanese green teas. Tastes and looks very much like Sencha. Very nice. I will buy this one again.









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We at Arbor Teas firmly believe that tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. With that being said, here are some recommendations to get you started, but please remember you can make adjustments based on your own personal taste.

There are three main considerations when brewing tea: quantity of tea, water temperature and steeping time.

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Quantity of tea: one level teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water




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Water temperature: use water that has been heated until bubbles begin to form on the bottom of the pot (180° F)




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Steeping time: 2-3 minutes




Tip #1: Use fresh water whenever possible - water that has been sitting in your kettle overnight may impart a flat or stale taste to your tea. Be careful not to boil your water for too long. Over boiled water can sometimes impart an unwanted taste.

Tip #2: Keep in mind that brewing your tea for too long can extract undesirable bitterness from the leaves, so steeping time matters! For a stronger brew, don’t steep longer, just use more tea.

Learn more from our step-by-step guides on how to brew loose leaf tea, how to make iced tea, and how to make tea lattes. And don’t forget to check out our Eco-Brewing Tips, too!


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There are five significant components found in all tea from the plant camellia sinensis: essential oils, which are the source of tea’s delicious flavor and aroma; polyphenols, which are antioxidants that provide the tea’s brisk flavor and many of its health benefits; phytonutrients, which are small amounts of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids including L-theanine (a very rare molecule that has been found in only three sources including camellia sinensis!) ; enzymes; and methylxanthines, which are a family of alkaloids that include caffeine. Each of these components work differently in the human body and a full description is best left to a medical journal. However, recent research exploring the potential health attributes of tea is leading many scientists to agree that tea, may contribute positively to a healthy lifestyle.

Some research comparing different types of tea has shown that the manufacturing process does affect the level of antioxidants present in the final tea leaf. According to a 2006 review of the beneficial effects of green tea in the Journal of American College of Nutrition, when comparing dry leaves, unoxidized green tea retains more antioxidants than black, oolong, or pu-erh. The catechin (or antioxidant) that displays the greatest increase in green tea when compared to the black, oolong and pu-erh is EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate). (Reference: "Beneficial Effects of Green Tea - A Review" Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Vol 25, No 2 (2006))

For a more in-depth discussion of Tea and Health Benefits check here.

For a more in-depth discussion of Tea and Caffeine check here.