Tea Culture and Tea Traditions of Korea
Tea Drinking Culture
Koreans regard tea as a beverage with valuable health benefits. For them tea is not just a drink but a part of a spiritual experience. There is a unique taste to their tea which appeals to the senses. China introduced tea to Korea by means of seeds as far back as 57 BC. Today Koreans consume tea from Camellia sinensis as well as a tea made by roasting rice known as barley tea. Their approach to tea is less formal, natural and allows more space to relax and feel free.