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  • Writer's pictureChristopher Grant

First Tea Brand in Korea

Updated: May 29



Korean Tea by Wolchulsan
Korean Tea in the Mountains

Lee Han-young Tea Culture Center, located in Gangjin, Jeollanam-do, was established to commemorate the achievements of Lee Han-young, who created Baegun Okpan Tea, Korea’s first tea brand. It is also a place that originated from the promise that disciples of Jeong Yak-yong, the greatest scholar of the Joseon period, made when he returned from exile to provide him with the tea they grew for one year and research achievements every year. As seen from his pen name, Dasan, which means a mountain (san) producing abundant tea (da), Jeong Yak-yong is said to have loved tea very much.


Visitors can enjoy a tea ceremony experience of different teas consisting of Jakseol Green Tea and Wolsan Black Tea, as well as making their own tea. Visitors can also taste the rice cake tea that Jeong Yak-yong enjoyed. Overall an amazing experience

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