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Where to buy Korean tea

Postby Oni » Feb 12th, '11, 03:23

I see a Korean teaware topic, but where can I buy good quality Korean tea, and where can I learn about it.
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Re: Where to buy Korean tea

Postby wyardley » Feb 12th, '11, 03:54

Try this fairly comprehensive list
http://mattchasblog.blogspot.com/2010/0 ... orean.html

I have heard particularly good things about this shop, though their online store doesn't appear to work right now:
http://www.daotea.ca/
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Re: Where to buy Korean tea

Postby Tead Off » Feb 12th, '11, 23:52

Oni wrote:I see a Korean teaware topic, but where can I buy good quality Korean tea, and where can I learn about it.

To get you started, you can contact Daniel at darjeeling.cz and ask him what he has in stock. He is in your part of the world and his prices are reasonable. He buys directly in Korea and he's a nice guy and friend of Petr Novak.
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Re: Where to buy Korean tea

Postby debunix » Feb 13th, '11, 17:44

FYI, I was trying to go to Hankook's retail store today to buy some tea, and it looks like it may be gone--the sign was gone. I was not sure enough of my directions--circled several blocks for a while to see if I was mistaken--to see it up close, but checking back with google maps now I am quite sure that I did have the right place, and the sign is being removed.
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Re: Where to buy Korean tea

Postby Oni » Feb 14th, '11, 06:18

Thank you all for the info, I`ll check these out.
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Re: Where to buy Korean tea

Postby putibungsu » Feb 15th, '11, 12:03

debunix wrote:FYI, I was trying to go to Hankook's retail store today to buy some tea, and it looks like it may be gone--the sign was gone. I was not sure enough of my directions--circled several blocks for a while to see if I was mistaken--to see it up close, but checking back with google maps now I am quite sure that I did have the right place, and the sign is being removed.


Oh no. I was planning to go there this weekend but decided not to after only getting their voicemail every time I called.
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Re: Where to buy Korean tea

Postby brandon » Feb 15th, '11, 16:22

Based on this thread, I made a small order from Dao Tea.
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Re: Where to buy Korean tea

Postby Abracadaver! » Feb 16th, '11, 01:41

I would send an email to Arthur at Morning Crane Tea as well. They don't have an online store up and running yet, but he is starting to sell tea and the quality of what I've had has been excellent. His teaware (he is also a potter) is pretty fantastic, too, and I know that he is selling work from Korean potters in addition to tea.
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Re: Where to buy Korean tea

Postby Chip » Feb 16th, '11, 01:49

Moderator note: I will be moving this to Tea>Other ... leaving a shadow under Teaware for a day or so.
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Re: Where to buy Korean tea

Postby SlientSipper » Feb 21st, '11, 00:02

I highly recommend the Se-Jak

but, becareful brewing it. it burns easy.

haven't
tried the others yet.
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Re: Where to buy Korean tea

Postby Chip » Feb 21st, '11, 00:25

SlientSipper wrote:I highly recommend the Se-Jak

but, becareful brewing it. it burns easy.

haven't
tried the others yet.

Really, perhaps the temp is the issue. The se-jak from ccp has been a pretty easy brewer for me so far.
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Re: Where to buy Korean tea

Postby wyardley » Feb 24th, '11, 20:43

debunix wrote:FYI, I was trying to go to Hankook's retail store today to buy some tea, and it looks like it may be gone--the sign was gone. I was not sure enough of my directions--circled several blocks for a while to see if I was mistaken--to see it up close, but checking back with google maps now I am quite sure that I did have the right place, and the sign is being removed.

Someone on another forum called them to check, and they are still open for both retail and online business (as of the time of writing).
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Re: Where to buy Korean tea

Postby Chip » Feb 25th, '11, 00:05

Chip wrote:
SlientSipper wrote:I highly recommend the Se-Jak

but, be careful brewing it. it burns easy.

haven't
tried the others yet.

Really, perhaps the temp is the issue. The se-jak from ccp has been a pretty easy brewer for me so far.

Update ... brewed in a Korean vessel, preheated, 155* and it came out really nice and sweet.

So, it is fairly easy as long as some care is taken with temps is my conclusion.
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Re: Where to buy Korean tea

Postby debunix » Feb 25th, '11, 02:24

wyardley wrote:(Re Hankook's LA retail store)
Someone on another forum called them to check, and they are still open for both retail and online business (as of the time of writing).


So glad to hear it! Wonder what was up with the sign when I went? Maybe getting maintainance?
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