Stunning Pictures of South Korea's Tea Plantations

Boseong green tea fields | © Yeongcheol Lee / Flickr
Boseong green tea fields | © Yeongcheol Lee / Flickr
Photo of Mimsie Ladner
17 May 2017

Hadong in Gyeongsangnam Province and Boseong in Jeollanam Province are two of South Korea’s primary hubs of green tea culture. The former is rooted in a rich green tea history, while the latter is synonymous with splendid views of verdant green tea fields and green tea-inspired culinary delights. Be inspired by the beauty of these regions in the photographs below.

The Hadong and Boseong regions are home to environments that are favorable to green tea production and thus are the largest producers of green tea in Korea | © Mimsie Ladner
Boseong's tea fields date back to 1937, when the first tea trees were planted by Japanese colonialists | © Yun Seon Hong / Flickr
The endless slopes of beautiful tea trees presents visitors with one of the most picturesque scenes in all of Korea | © EunHo Sung / Flickr
Daehan Dawon, Botjae Dawon and the Second Daehan Dawon are Boseong's primary tea plantations | © Yun Seon Hong / Flickr
Picking tea leaves at the Boseong Green Tea Festival | © Mimsie Ladner
A plantation is illuminated at the Boseong Green Tea Plantation Light Festival | © Jocelyndurrey / Wikimedia
Boseong's speciality cuisine is nokdon samgyeopsal, sliced pork belly made from pigs who have dined on green tea leaves | © Mimsie Ladner
Walking paths through the plantations feature groves of cedar, bamboo, maple and cypress trees | © Yeongcheol Lee / Flickr
The first green tea trees brought to Korea from China were planted in Hadong | © Yun Seon Hong / Flickr
Green tea leaves are divided into categories based on when the leaves are picked depending on the season and weather conditions | © Yun Seon Hong / Flickr
Cheers to green tea! | © Gang Eung Gyu / Flickr

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