It's tea time again for historic Hadong 2012/04/29, Source, Korea's love affair with green tea began in Hadong during the Silla period, when the first green tea seed in the country was planted there.
A large green tea field stretches out from Hwagye Market to Ssanggye Temple in Handong, South Gyeongsang. Hadong is Korea's most important region for domestic green tea production. By Shin Dong-yeun
For five days starting from Wednesday, the biggest celebration of tea in Korea, the Hadong Wild Tea Cultural Festival, takes place in Hadong, South Gyeongsang.
From top: A memorial for the first tea tree planted in Korea stands near Ssanggye Temple; visitors participate in a tea ceremony held at the Tea Culture Center in Hadong, South Gyeongsang; a Hadong tea plantation employee rubs freshly roasted green tea leaves together during the tea production process,...More
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