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South Korea

Wikipedia: South_Korea | Official Government Website: www.korea.net 
Updated: Mar. 17, 2014 

Browse Teas From South Korea (17) - Read Reviews (10)

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About South Korea | Styles of Tea Produced in South Korea | Best (Top-Rated) Korean Teas

About South Korea

A vibrant green tea farm showing neat rows of plants and lush green trees in the backgroundA tea farm in Korea, where green tea is produced. Photo by Fred Ojardias, licensed under CC BY 2.0.
South Korea, officially called the Republic of Korea (대한민국 in Korean, 大韓民國 in Chinese), is a country on a penninsula in southeast Asia; it is bordered by North Korea to the north, and is situated between China and Japan.

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 (보리차).

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.

Most Often-Rated Teas

Picture of Ha Dong Bohea Green Tea

Ha Dong Bohea Green Tea

Brand:Republic of Tea
Style:Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
Picture of South Korea Seogwang

South Korea Seogwang

Brand:TeaGschwendner
Style:Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
Picture of Korea Woojeon Green Tea

Korea Woojeon Green Tea

Brand:Arbor Teas
Style:Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
Picture of Jeju Island

Jeju Island

Brand:Teavana
Style:Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
Picture of Korea Sejak Green Tea

Korea Sejak Green Tea

Brand:Arbor Teas
Style:Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

Top-Rated Korean Teas

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