Discover Korea: Experience Korean Tasty and Healthy Green Tea By Visiting and Tasting
Even if Koreans drink lots of coffee, their teas are also popular for its taste and health benefices. Moreover, among Korean hot touristic spots are beautiful green tea fields.
To start with, you need to know that there are three sceneries of tea fields in Korea:
– Hadong tea plantations are in a mountainous soil with unregulated emplacement
– Boseong tea plantations have many breathtaking landscapes with linear rows of tea trees on the mountainsides
– Jeju-Do tea plantations offer a well-organized linear row of tea trees on a flat floor
In the same order, in the picture below.
Hadong Where Is The King’s Green Tea
Do you want to try the finest of the finest of the Korean tea? Grown in eco-friendly ways and naturally for centuries, Hadong province gave birth to the first tea plantations in Korea. The plantations might seem less pretty because they are not linear, it is because most of the trees are old and the fields are picked by hands (no space for machines is therefore needed). It is wild green tea that Joseon King drank!
You can go to the Hadong Tea Culture Center or the Maeam Tea Culture Museum. You can try making tea and experience much more. Best time to go would be during the Hadong Wild Tea Cultural Festival in May.
Wanna One’s Park WooJin and Park JiHoon also visited Hadong in “Battle Trip” (KBS).
Boseong Famous Green Tea Fields
If you are interested in Korean landscapes, you must have seen those amazing green tea fields in the mountains. There are various places you can visit to have a cup of tea, go into the fields, and take amazing pics. Maybe the most famous one would be Daehan Dawon, there you can buy and have a nice photo time.
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Lee MinHo and Jun JiHyun in “Legend of the Blue Sea” (SBS 2016) were at that place for a breathtaking scene.
Jeju Island Endless Tea Fields
You probably know that in Jeju-Do (or Jeju Island) green tea field are famous. In “Wanna One Go in Jeju-Do” you can see the idols having fun in the field of Innisfree as green tea is also good for skin.
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But Innisfree green tea fields are not the only one in Jeju-Do. The famous brand OSulloc is there too.
OSulloc is cultivating tea from Jeju since 1979, implanted in the island where the climate is optimum. They now produce one of the best tea in Korea from their three fields. They won some contests such as World Green Tea Contest in 2009 with Roasted Tea Division Sejac etc.
You can visit the Jeju OSulloc Tea Museum, in 2015 already 1.5 million people have been there. There you can understand the importance of tea in Korean tradition and history. It is free and opens all year from 9 am to 6 pm.
How To Enjoy Korean Tea In Seoul And Overseas
Well, if you cannot go out of Seoul, you can still enjoy tea at OSulloc tea stores and cafés. There are more than 63 stores in Korea located here. There are various type of green tea or other products made of tea such as cake or paste.
For those overseas, you can have a look at their English store and buy when you come to Korea or order by international commerce platforms!
For more about Korean Tea Culture Tour, you can consult here.