Sunday, 27 April 2014

Bibibidang, Busan, Korea





Singing Bird flies to you today from South Korea


A warm welcome to new readers from Japan, South Korea and Hungary.




Haeundae Beach, Busan






Fortune Cookie


KISS; keep it simple stupid






Bibibidang




Its location overlooking the Sea of ​​Japan.



An interior that leaves the tea to do the talking.






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Polite, diligent and accommodating female staff. I think it was difficult for them with an English speaker there. But they were attentive and kind.




I tried two teas: one green, one yellow.

These teas were grown in Hadong County, south-western South Korea. The area is well known in Korea for its production of high quality green tea.

The yellow tea was called Hwangcha. I asked for the "new tips" from the first ten days of April. More expensive of course. The first taste was wheat-like somehow. The taste trailed off to something more mellow and quite satisfying. The liquid had a deep colour not unlike oolong.


The yellow tea on the left.

The green tea Nokcha was of a different order altogether The leaves were sencha-like needles but finer and shorter The taste was extraordinary It is, to date, the best tea I have tasted; Grassy, ​​perfumed, and made the birdsong sound sweeter. Steeping time, a gongfu brewing of 10 seconds. After 90 seconds it became so astringent it was close to undrinkable. Of course you can use the leaves several times.


The yellow tea made in the chocolate-coloured pot.



Only one sweet remaining.



e green tea


In the Lift down to the Street. I Sighed a Contented Sigh. The two Ladies in the Lift with me said, Bibibidang.

Worth the hour long bus ride and 30 minute walk through Korea's second city.


If you have any problems finding it ask in the Chinatown Tourist Information Office mentioning the tea room name and location on Dalmiji hill.




Singing Bird comes to you soon from Hiroshima, Japan.




Happy Tea Drinking!





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