KOREA TRAVEL EP.6 – Matcha Tea field & Bamboo forest, Jeolla province Korea
What’s your favorite color? Mine is green.
So we decided to check out 50 different shades of green, green tea fields in Boseong.
Boseong is located on the southern coast of South Korea and is known for its green tea fields and matcha tea production.
Boseong produces 40 percent of Korea’s green tea from the fields around the town. These lovely evergreen shrubs were so beautiful to look at. One might describe them as a feast for the eyes.
Another local specialty here, is the blood clam aka the blood cockle. Before we were headed to our next destination, we decided to indulge in a big blood clam feast.
They were so fresh, juicy, succulent, and delicious. They were more tender and meaty than other clams and so full of flavor.
With a full belly, we headed to the bamboo forest in Damyang. Damyang is a quaint county in the northern part of Jeolla province. Damyang is famous for bamboo and its beautiful scenery. It was also chosen as one of the top 50 places to visit in Korea by CNN.
There was something very calming and serene about being in the bamboo forest. This picturesque place offered plenty of photo opps and peaceful walk through nature.
Admiring distant blue mountains at dusk was a great way to wrap up the day.
The dinner of our choice for the night was a bamboo set dinner. There were kimcheed bamboo and several other dishes made with bamboo.
I really liked this chilled bamboo salad with sweet and sour gochujang aka Korean red pepper paste.
After dinner, we retired to our hotel room and took advantage of the matching hotel robes for another family photo opp.
Thanks for watching. Stay tuned for the next chapter of this Korean Adventure. In the next episode, I’ll reveal the rare site of traditional Korean rice cakes being made by a Korean grandma at our next destination.
Eat Real, Be Real
In this episode, you’ll find:
- Breathtaking green tea fields in Boseong, Korea
- Scrumpcious Korean foods with matcha tea
- The serene bamboo forest in Damyang, Korea
- Succulent blood clams with sweet & spicy soy sauce
- A bamboo set dinner with sweet and spicy gochujang
- Reveal of Mr. Lunch (Yeah, he is my man)
- Quirky family photos, featuring my youthful looking mother