A great news to tea freaks who wanted to explore more than just a cup of tea goodness, Jeju’s very own O’Sulloc Tea Museum, is open for you to explore. Opened by AmorePacific (a South Korean Beauty and cosmetics conglomerate which also produced well-known beauty lines such as Laneige, Etude House, and Innisfree) in 2001, the O’Sulloc Tea Museum is the first tea museum in Korea, which aims to spread and introduce the Korean tea history, culture and tradition to the world.
O’Sulloc Tea Museum, located next to O’Sulloc’s Seogwang Tea Planation in Jeju, is a cultural space where the West and the East, and modernity and tradition coexist in harmony. Visitors can not just learn about the Korean tea culture and history, but they can also experience the cool eco-friendly ambiance, and enjoy their favorite tea partnered with a variety of desserts (mostly tea based) in their cafe. Their cafe is famous for its fresh matcha and these delightful matcha Swiss rolls, served chilled so their creamy centres are almost an ice-cream-like consistency.
Feel good and experience Tea time & Tea Stone Tour where you can learn about different types of teas, tips for brewing teas, daily tips for using teas, and the the O’Sulloc story.
The tea fields near the museum are the Seokwang tea fields where visitors can pick fresh tea. You could pick your own tea, or buy freshly processed green tea inside the museum store.
The museum also exhibits a Tea Cup Gallery, indoor garden, Tea Stone, (which is a space for fresh roasted tea) and the Innisfree Jeju House next door.
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