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DavidsTea Favourites: Green Tea

It’s no secret that I love DavidsTea. I have one of their tumblers beside me holding my tea as I write this. However, I am definitely more of a fan of their accessories first and their teas second. I find that many of their teas are too artificial or just odd combinations that I don’t enjoy. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t love any of them, and the list below is a few of my favourites.

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My list is primarily green tea, but there is one oolong sneakily snuck in there.  Below, in no particular order, are teas I drink on a regular basis and I enjoy the most.

Korean Sejak ($7.90 for 50g)

  • Green tea of the second flush (Sejak) from the Halla Mountain slopes in Korea.

A lighter tasting tea perfect for everyday. One of the staff at the store bemoaned that it was the only Korean tea sold by DavidsTea so far.

Butterfly Jasmine ($19.90 for 50g)

  • Chinese green tea from Fujian Province, scented with jasmine flowers.

The hand-rolled version of the crowd pleaser.

Roasted Gyokuro ($19.90 for 50g)

  • Certified Organic green tea from Kagoshima, Japan

Gyokuro is good for days when I’m feeling something different. Be careful not to scorch this one!

Buddha’s Blend ($10.90 for 50g)

  • White tea, green tea, jasmine pearls, white hibiscus blossoms, natural and artificial flavouring.

White tea, green tea, and hibiscus do make for a perfect concoction and with the lower caffeine content, it’s a tea I like drinking at night.

Guangzhou Milk Oolong ($11.90 for 50g)

  • Chinese oolong tea from the Fujian province, natural flavouring.

I love milky drinks and I love oolong, so how could I not love this one?

Countess of Seville ($7.90 for 50g)

  • Certified Organic: Green tea, orange peel, cornflowers. With natural orange and bergamot oil.

I love Earl Grey and I love green tea, so a mix of the two sounded right up my alley. I almost didn’t get this tea when I saw it in store, for the leaves looked very coarse and there was an overwhelming scent of citrus. However, I’m glad I decided to give it a go as I realized it was similar to the OSULLOC Samdayeon Jeju tangerine oolong tea. At about $7.90 for 50g, this was a much more inexpensive option and evokes the same flavours as the OSULLOC tea, which costs 20,000 KRW for 50g, and only sold in South Korea.



Samdayeon and King O Fredo
Samdayeon O Fredo (₩7500) and King O Fredo (₩8500)

Before going to Seoul, I had stumbled across a few pictures on Instagram of what I described as “green tea magic”, and instead of the fruitless longing that usually accompanies photos of delicious food faraway, I realized I could actually pay one a visit.

Lucky for us, we lived near one and stumbled across it on our first night, and decided to pay it a visit for breakfast the next morning. Continue reading OSULLOC