Friday, November 10, 2017
3 Top Western Vendors of Korean Tea
I have been meaning to update my large list of all places big and small that sell Korean tea to the Western world but have been putting it off. Since my last update, I actually think less vendors are selling Korean tea. If I were to shorten the list to places I have actually ordered from and would continue to order from it would only contain the below three North American (Canada & US) vendors…
1- Morning Crane Tea- Arthur Park has been offering his group buys of famous Korean teas for years now. His prices are what you would actually pay in Korea (or maybe even cheaper) and his list of producers range from famous co-operative collectives and old traditional tea producers some of which are featured on this blog from years ago. Why look any further? He has a group buy coming up in November here so please contact him if you are interested here: https://www.facebook.com/MorningCraneTea/
2- Good Green Tea- Sam of Good Green Tea set up this business for his mother who is a teamaster in South Korea simply to promote Korean tea culture. Good Green Tea is the official distributor of Juro, arguably the most famous traditional tea producer in South Korea. Jokro is one of my absolute favorites and Sam offers it for cheaper than you can buy in Korea. This is classic Korean tea for prices you can’t get in Korea- you can’t beat that!
3- O5Tea- Pedro has been personally sourcing Korean tea since 2009 and brought Western fame to producer Kim Jong Yeol. I used to regularly drink tea with him upon his arrival in Canada and the most amazing thing is you can too! I highly recommend sitting down with him (or his lovely staff) when in Vancouver to have some Korean tea proper at his teabar.