Tea leaves Korea a must-see destination

15th Apr 2013

Fancy a cuppa? Lovers of the hot beverage can fashion themselves a tailor-made holiday to South Korea - where all things teas are happening next month.

The Boseong Green Tea Festival (May 14-19) is one of 42 festivals and events coming under the umbrella of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's 2013 Culture Tourism Festivals of Korea.

Boseong is thought to be the birthplace of the Korean commercial tea business and is the country's biggest tea producer.

Visitors will be encouraged to participate with hands-on activities during the festival.

These include picking tea leaves, making tea, tea food, tea bowls, green tea rice cakes and green tea soap, sampling green tea, experiencing green tea health and beauty treatments, and touring the green tea fields.

Tourists can also view exhibitions, such as one involving Boseong Tea, tea seedling, tea bowls and green tea photos. They can also enjoy local specialities and produce.

Direct bus routes make the county easy to access from the Seoul and Gwangju main centres.

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