Korean tea culture is a significant part of Korean society. Its history different from the tea culture of other countries because all classes took part in tea ceremonies. However, coffee has quickly overtaken the consumption of tea, but tea is still an integral part of Korean culture.
These eight Korean teas will leave your mouth watering and motivate you to take care of your health.
Jeju Island is full of wonders. Unique museums, Hallim Park, and breath-taking waterfall are a few attractions to the island. However, byeonggyul is one of Jeju Island’s original citrus fruits.
Byeonggyul is a cousin to sweet oranges and key limes, so your taste-buds are bound to experience ecstasy. The fruit is used to make tteok and garnishes for dishes while dried peel is used to make tea.
Byeonggyul-cha relieves light digestion problems and restores appetite.
Yulmu-cha: Job’s tears
Yulmu-cha is not literally made from Job’s tears, but it’s made from the plant that is named after the Biblical character. This thick, soupy tea is full of high protein and a fat. It is the ultimate healthy pick-me-up.
Yulmu-cha is made from roasted, powdered Job’s tears and nuts. People do not have to go through the hassle of making the tea because it is a vending machine favorite.
This traditional Korean tea is made from mountain hydrangeas leaves harvested in mid-August. Iseul-cha is a delight that some may call a party in your mouth. At first taste, you may think its just an average cup of tea, but once it travels down your throat a sweet gift is given. There is a lingering taste of intense sweetness that will have your eyes popping.
Hydrangea teas are known to fight urinary tract infections and hay fever.