through the Potchae Mountain Pass of Mt. Hwalsongsan, Bosong Tea Plantation spreads over the entire hillside,
looking like a staircase covered with green carpet.
all the side of the road, offers a panoramic view of
the plantation, as well as of the beautiful coastline
of Dongyangman Bay.
Tea plantation's origin dates back to 1939 when
Japanese tea experts, after determining that the area
was the best in the country for growing tea, imported
tea seeds from India and planted tea on a 29.7 ha site.
A new tea plantation was added in 1957 and
extensive expansions have been made during the late
'70s and early '80s, so that presently the plantation
occupies a 600 ha site, the largest of its kind in Korea.
Today it produces approximately 70 tons of tea
Dahyangje Tea Festival
is held every spring during the tea picking season in
order to promote tea-drinking. The festival begins
with a rite to the tea god and is followed by various
interesting and colorful events including a tea leaf-picking
competition, a tea-making contest, a Miss Tea contest,
and a tea ceremony demonstration.