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Tea, particularly greentea, have been a fundamental aspect in Eastern culture. And if you are a huge fan of this beverage, you'll have a great time exploring O'Sulloc Tea Museum. Established in September 2001 by AmorePacific situated nearby the Seokwang tea Fields. Its mission is to introduce the amazing Korean tea culture and its history to the international world. You will also learn a glimpse of Western tea culture, which is why O'Sulloc Tea Museum is one of the best attractions in Jeju Island.
Have A Cup Awesome Tea History in O'Sulloc Tea Museum
One of the main attractions located inside O'Sulloc Tea Museum is the Tea Stone. Opened for public in March 2013, the hall is a place where visitors can learn and hands-on experience the traditional Korean tea tradition. You will not only learn about the tea etiquette, but also about its philosophy and why the tea ceremony is a very important part in Korean culture. Besides, there's nothing more enjoyable than gazing at a refreshing view of lush greens outside the building while sipping on your bitter matcha tea.
The tea ceremony is not the only thing to learn more about Korean tea culture, even its tea wares also have story to tell. You'll get to learn them all in this Tea Cup Gallery. This unique gallery feature numerous tea wares and utensils collected from the Three Kingdom Period through the Joseon Dynasty. Each display provide interesting informations that convey about the history, spirit, and also tradition of Korean tea that is still going strong even after many decades.
Are you satisfied to only learn tea history and culture from Koreans' perspective. We bet you won't! That's why you should head to the Tea Cups of The World. Here you'll be mesmerized with wide range collection of tea cups and tea utensils from around the world. You might spot some familiar utensils from Japan, China, and Europe. It tells a lot that the tea culture is actually embraced by nations that have become part of their people's daily lives.
Wonder how the tea served in O'Sulloc Tea Museum can be such a delight? Well, it all lies in Brand Story exhibit. It's more like a unique space where you will learn about the undying passion of AmorePacific as they strive to introduce Korean tea culture to the world. For the last three decades, the company have dedicate their time and energy to ensure that the prided Jeju green tea is produced in an environment that is as natural and as pristine as possible. Through many researches, they finally are able to produce some of the best tea leaves product in South Korea.
So here we come at the most interesting part of O'Sulloc Tea Museum. Here's a place where you can see with your own eyes the whole process of making Jeju's best green tea leaves into the delightful green tea beverages you'll come to know. The fresh tea leaves are roasted by a skillful professional tea master. Another interesting part is how the expert does some kind of a performance during the roasting process. Most people who come to O'Sulloc Tea Museum are waiting for such performance. All the tea processed in this space will be sold at the Tea Store in a reasonable and affordable prices.5
Now that you've learned about tea culture in Korea, it is time to spoil your taste buds with delicious Jeju tea. The Tea Store sell only high-quality tea products produced in Jeju tea garden, where they are all grown in healthy and pure natural environment. Spend some of your time tasting delicious matcha rollcakes, matcha ice cream, all the matcha goodness can be enjoyed here!
How to Get Tickets?
Another amazing thing that you should know about O'Sulloc Tea Museum is that it doesn't require its visitors to pay for admission fee. That is a great news in our book since you can spend your money on shopping for tea bags and enjoying tea treats in the Tea Store. The admissions however might be limited during holiday and peak seasons, so you might want to reserve the ticket online first if you're planning to visit the museum during holiday.
How To Get Around?
To explore all parts of O'Sulloc Tea Museum might takes only few minutes to one hour. since it is comprised of tea exhibits and a tea house, and they are all can be explored on foot.
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Best Time to Visit
O'Sulloc Tea Museum is open from 09:00 AM to -06:00 PM and is ideal to be visited at any time of the year. Although you do have to keep in mind that the museum might be closed early under extreme weather conditions such as heavy snowfall and heavy raining.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, a guide won't be necessary. If you need help to navigate your way around O'Sulloc Tea Museum you can always read our guide in this website. We provide you with everything you need to know about this attraction.
How To Get There?
O'Sulloc Tea Museum is accessible by two methods. The first one is by renting a car from Jeju City airport and take Pyeonghwa-ro No. 1135 to Dongkwang Yukkeori. The tea museum is 50 minutes drive away from Gueok bound from Sinhwayeoksa-ro. Another alternative is by driving from Jungmun Tourist Complex to National highway No. 1116. Drive all the way to Dongkwang Yukkeori and turn at Gueok bound of Sinhwayeoksa-ro. It takes shorter time if you take this route which will only takes time about 30 minutes. You can also opt to take a public transportation instead. Take Bus no. 755 to O'Sulloc Station from Jeju Station. If you are from Seogwipo city or Jungmun Tourist complex, take Bus No. 780, 961 to Dongkwang Yukkeori Station. Transfer to Bus no. 755 or Bus No. 967.
Pet owners are allowed to take their pets inside the museum, however they have to be leashed or hold by their owner. You should also bring a plastic bag if you're bringing a dog. You are also not allowed to bring any kind of food and drinks from outside O'Sulloc Tea Museum.