From April 2006 to April 2009, I was living, travelling, working, and studying in Asia. Mostly working. I was an ESL teacher in South Korea, but I took 8 months to travel in SE Asia and 1 week in Japan. During this time, I noticed something fascinating.
In Korea, if you want a cup of tea, it’s called cha, with the “ch” making the sound you hear in "church." S. Korea has an amazing selection of teas and infusions, many of them medicinal. They also have a tea ceremony, which many people only associate with Japan. My favourite teas were “daechu cha” made with jujubes, “nok cha” or green tea, “bbongnip cha” made with mulberry leaves, “solnip cha” made with pine needles, and finally the delicious and medicinal “ssanghwa cha” or double fire tea.
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I'm Coreen, and I am a copy editor, writer, instructor, digital marketer, and student of PR and Communications for organizations doing positive work in the world.