Green Tea Fields & Ice Cream Treats
The O’Sulloc Green Tea Fields and Museum (오설록티뮤지엄) is one of those places that is almost always busy with tourists to Jeju.
That doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of space to roam about though. The cafe where guests indulge in green tea ice cream treats or other sweet delicacies will be swarming with people watching eagerly for a table to open up, but the fields surrounding the main building provide ample space to roam, take in the smells of growing green tea and take photos without those other pesky tourists jumping in the background.
O’Sulloc is the largest producer of tea in Korea and three of their four tea gardens are located on Jeju Island. Jeju is one of the most famous locations for the production of green tea today so, it stands to reason that tourists flock to the green tea fields when they get a chance to visit. Green tea fields are all over the island though and if one just sets out on foot, he is bound to end up in the middle of one, be it O’Sulloc or otherwise.
The museum was opened in 2001 and is shaped like a tea cup with a pond in the center. The cafe on the first floor invites diners to fill their bellies with sweet treats before heading up to the top floor of the building to get a view of the surrounding green tea fields from up high. Inside of the cafe and museum, there is also a gallery showcasing different tea cups and containers used in times past. A building out back offers a more traditional tea drinking surrounded by nature location at specific times of the day and yet another building offers organic foods and drinks as well as a shop and place to form ones own soap bars. There is quite a bit to do and see while visiting the O’Sulloc fields so don’t get lost in the sea of tourists in the main tea cup shaped building and be sure to head outside for a wander.
Are you going to Jeju and want to know where to stay? Check out The Shilla Jeju, Ocean Palace Hotel or Kensington Jeju Hotel for an amazing stay on this amazing island in Korea.
The O’Sulloc Green Tea Fields and Museum (오설록티뮤지엄)
제주특별자치도 서귀포시 안덕면 서광리 1235-3
1235-3 Seogwang-ri Andeok-myeon Seogwipo-si, Jeju, Korea
Local Transportation: Bus 755
Summer season (April~September): 9:00am – 6:00pm
Winter season (October~March): 9:00am – 5:00pm
Amenities: parking (free), restrooms, cafe