Hands down, this was the most fun and relaxing festival that I’ve been to!
Hadong is a very small town close to Jiri mountain. There are many tea fields in the area but it is usually outshone by the bigger and more famous Boseong green tea fields.
Every Spring a green tea festival is held in Hadong and a few years ago myself and some friends decided to spend the weekend there.
We rented a couple of rooms in a beautiful pension that was close by to the festival. Like the Bull-fighting festival, Hadongs green tea festival is very small and not very crowded. Something that us foreigners love!
My favourite part of the festival was the main area. In a big tent there were many people wearing Hanbok (traditional Korean dress). Each person had a different type of tea and you could sit down and have a traditional tea tasting ceremony with them. We got to try so many different teas while there. It was a great experience!
I’m a little embarrassed to admit that we never actually went to see the green tea fields but I’m hoping to go to the Boseong green tea festival this year and actually see the fields.