OSULLOC is South Korea’s most prestigious tea brand and is globally renowned for its premium green tea leaves. OSULLOC Tea House offers urban environment with the best tea that embodies the natural environment and the spirit of Jeju to its visitors. Aside from being a café, it also sells tea-related products and souvenirs that is famous locally and is internationally recognized by foreign tourists. If you are a tea lover, this is absolutely a wonderful heaven for you.
“Tea is not just a drink, but a culture.”anonymous
Currently, OSULLOC Tea House has a total of eight branches in Seoul. I went to the one in Myeongdong, so I would like to share my experience on that particular branch. First, take a subway to Euljiro 1(il)-ga Station (Line 2) and walk out from exit 5. Then, take a 7-minute walk to the café by following the navigations on KakaoMap or Naver Map.
- Operation Hours: 10:00am to 11:00pm everyday
- Address: 12 Myeongdong 7-gil, Myeongdong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
OSULLOC is a reputable national tea brand, winning major awards and getting acknowledged by international organizations. It incorporates all tea-related processes which include planting, farming, harvesting and selling of tea. Moreover, it puts tremendous efforts in producing the best tea that is safe, reliable and has high quality through advanced organic farming method. This technological farming method nourishes both Mother Earth and human beings. OSULLOC’s philosophy is to widespread traditional Korean tea culture and create healthy premium fermented tea by environmental-friendly technique.
OSULLOC Tea House at a Glance
OSULLOC Tea House is an integrated space where visitors can experience the style, taste and flavor of Korean tea culture. The Myeongdong branch occupies three floors which include tea merchandise section and seating areas. On level 1, you can buy tea-related gifts and souvenirs like tea mugs and pots, different flavored tea leaves, green tea snacks and even green tea milk spread. Sometimes, there will be 2+1 promotion event. On the other hand, you can see groups of friends enjoying their tea while chitchatting on level 2.
The dim lighting, wooden accents and comfy lounge chairs add to its cozy ambience. Alsom the interior is simple and has contemporary design with minimalist vibes.
Look at these unique hanging tea bags lamps!
It offers an extensive variety of tea-based beverages such as pure tea, herb tea, blended tea, tea latte, bubble tea, O Fredo and tea Einspanner. Their signature drinks are green tea latte and Jeju tangerine milk tea. If you love concentrated green tea taste, you can try the green tea latte double shot. Their green tea latte tasted one of a kind and you can tell the difference between the ones sold in normal cafes and those sold by OSULLOC café. It is not a typical green tea latte, but one with an alluring aroma. Their drinks range from 4800 to 9800 won. The price may come off as a little pricey for some people but trust me the taste is worth every single penny.
These are the desserts sold by the café.
For desserts, we ordered a Green Tea Cheese Tiramisu, a piece of Jeju Green Tea Crepe Cake and a Green Tea Roll Cake (White) for a five-person portion. The cakes were very soft, had a strong taste of matcha and gives off a bit of bitterness taste. I personally like the tiramisu the most because the cheese blends extremely well with the green tea taste. Desserts wise, the price range is 5500 to 7000 won. Here are some close-up shots of the desserts we ordered.
OSULLOC Tea House is a must-visit café in Seoul for you to sit back and have a cup of good tea while spending valuable time with your loved ones. If you have the opportunity to visit Jeju, pay a visit to OSULLOC Tea Museum, Tea Stone and Tea Cup Gallery to experience the green tea field and depth of tea culture.