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Updated: Mar. 17, 2014
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South Korea has a humid climate, moderated by the ocean, and the milder regions of the country are suited to growing tea. The precipitation pattern in South Korea follows the strongly seasonal pattern of the Asian monsoon, with very wet summers and drier winters.
Korea produces mostly green tea; the style of Korean teas is distinct, and Korean teas are neither well-known nor widely available in most western countries. Korean green teas are classified in different types and grades, including Daejak, a lower grade, Jungjak, a middle grade, and Sejak, a higher grade. Dong cheon, even more uncommon in the West, is a Korean black tea.
Korea also has a rich tradition of herbal teas. Barley tea is widely consumed in Korea, where it is called bori cha (ë³´ë¦¬ì°¨).
Styles of Tea Produced in South Korea
This is a selection, not an exhaustive listing, of the styles of tea most commonly produced in South Korea.
Best Korean Teas
The notion of the "best" Korean teas is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas produced in South Korea, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.