O’Sulloc Tea Museum (and Plantation) - 오설록티뮤지엄

O’Sulloc Tea Museum (and Plantation) - 오설록티뮤지엄

Fields of green tea leaves greeted us at our next destination - O'Sulloc Tea Museum (오설록티뮤지엄). It was a sight to behold and similar to the tea plantations that you can find at Cameron Highlands (Malaysia) sans the slopes - rows upon rows of green leafy segregated sections. After a couple of touristy photos, we headed into the museum.

O’Sulloc Tea Museum (and Plantation) - 오설록티뮤지엄
Green tea in its original form!

Apparently the 'o' in O'Sulloc has a dual meaning: to appreciate and enjoy and also stands for the the origin of Sulloc (tea). The O'Sulloc Tea Museum (오설록티뮤지엄) first opened in September 2001 and since than visitors can enjoy unique o’sulloc teas and the unique views of the nearby green tea fields and the surrounding landscape. The entire museum takes the shape of a green tea cup and its motto is to harmonize the cultures of the West and East with the modern world; teaching visitors about Korea’s traditional tea culture.

O’Sulloc Tea Museum (and Plantation) - 오설록티뮤지엄
The main entrance
O’Sulloc Tea Museum (and Plantation) - 오설록티뮤지엄
Tea Culture (Tea Cups of the World): beautiful selection of tea cups from over 100 countries, including traditional Chinese teacups to European demitasse cups; a reminder of the exchange of ideas and culture (and of course tea) between the East and the West.
O’Sulloc Tea Museum (and Plantation) - 오설록티뮤지엄
The lobby
O’Sulloc Tea Museum (and Plantation) - 오설록티뮤지엄
Tea Culture Room (Exhibition Hal)
O’Sulloc Tea Museum (and Plantation) - 오설록티뮤지엄
Traditional tea set(s)

After hanging out a bit at the museum, we were brought to the souvenir corner where there all sort of teas: flower tea, barley tea, tangerine tea etc... There was even free sampling of of their tangerine tea, which was a good marketing tactic since I bought myself a packet. The tea was really fragrant (full of tangerine!). The only downside that day was a bunch of 'aggressive' aunties from another country that hogged the counter just so they could have seconds (even thirds) of the free samples. (>.<) So much so, that it was a little chaotic and all just for (free) tea! lol

Time at the museum was not very long. It would have been nice if we could have stayed a little while more longer and had a cup of tea (and some cake) at the in-house cafe, and/or gone up to the observatory to have a look at the view. But I am not complaining since the next stop was lunch, and boy was it an abundant feast! Just thinking about it now is making me want to go back there to eat.

O’Sulloc Tea Museum (and Plantation) - 오설록티뮤지엄
Some pretty scenery on our way to lunch!






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