Korea almost did not make it to tea belt. Fortunately, Jeju island’s climate is apt for tea trees to grow. The biggest tea brand in Korea, Osulloc, is run by Amore Pacific, the big Korean cosmetic company that owns Sulhwasoo, LANAIGE, ETUDE, Innisfree and many more.
There are several Osulloc cafes in Seoul where you can get all variations of tea beverages and green tea desserts. It has tea museum in Jeju island where not only can see the tea plantation, but also experience many tea related activities. One of the most intriguing programs at Osulloc tea museum for me was Tea stone program.
Tea stone program requires a reservation in advance since there is a limit on the number of people who can participate. At tea stone, surrounded by trees and nature, you will be briefly taught the different kinds of Korean green teas and how to brew properly. At the end, you can enjoy your tea with tea snacks. You will leave with not only peaceful mind but also with small souvenirs to bring back.
Shall we visit Osulloc?
the main entrance
In side of Tea stone which is located in the middle of Tea museum.
All different blending teas in a glass jar just like perfume! They all smell different.
coffee bean blended tea
Wintry Days, 2012
This multimedia installation art work was specially requested to the Artist Lee by Amore Pacific for its tea stone. Artist Lee has successfully transformed the masterpiece Wintry Days by Choosa into digital canvas.
My tea set for today’s class
All sides of the floor to ceiling glass window made me feel like I am in nature
Each class limits the participants to maximum 20 people
3 different Korean green teas
Samdayeon tea : green tea fermented in Jeju Sam tree cabinets
Dyeokeumcha : pan fried Korean green tea
After brewing different green teas, the color of tea is really transparent and light
At the end, you will be served with a glass of cold ice tea and tea snacks.
This time they served Autumn Moon’s festival’s traditional rice cake. yummy!
Tea age (茶壽 cha shu) means 108 years old.
Now this number seems no surprise but back then, living up to 108 years old means a pretty long life. Adding all the numbers hidden in this Chinese Character of tea (茶 / cha), the top horns represent 20 and middle and bottom characters represent 88. In total, it means 108 years old. Since the ancient time, people believe that tea is good for one’s health that drinking tea will guarantee one with the longevity.
little souvenir to bring back home, tea tumbler
After the class, 50 minutes went fast
Mommy and I at the tea plantation
Enjoying this beautiful nature at tea museum and why do i look like a moth…? just try to fit in the nature #survivaloffittest
The field of green tea
I am going to eat green tea ice cream!
You do not have to try Tea stone program when visiting Osulloc tea museum in Jeju. The entrance fee is free for the museum and you will still be able to enjoy the beautiful nature, different teas and also green tea ice cream! I would recommend this place for those who love tea, and especially for those who love green tea ice cream 🙂
Tea Stone, Osulloc Tea museum, Jeju island
- Location : Shinwhayeoksaro 15, Ahndukmyeon, Seoguiposi, Jeju (entrance of museum is free)
- Phone : +82 10-2661-5312
- Website : http://www.osulloc.com/kr/ko/museum/teastone
- Price : 15,000 KRW per person (online reservation 12,000 KRW
* reservation is required