May 13, 2009
Boseong green tea in SoCal
In Southern California, the best place to find green tea from Boseong, South Korea, is at Korean grocery stores. In the tea and coffee aisle, you're bound to find boxes and bags of green tea. The packages won't have any English on them, so look for one of the Boseong logos (a green circle with a swirly white design that looks a little like a diagonal, upside-down eight or a stylized pair of green leaves). Or find pictures of rolling green terraces of tea plants on the packages. You can also ask a Korean speaker if the package states that it's from Boseong.
Here are some good places to start:
Plaza Market, 928 S. Western Ave. No. 100, Los Angeles, (213) 385-1100;
Han Nam Chain, 2740 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 382-2922 or (213) 382-2913;
Lotte Market, 1031 W. Orangethorpe Ave., Fullerton, (714) 870-7566;
Galleria Market, 10201 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, (818) 772-5755;
Han Kook Market (Arcadia HK Market), 171 E. Live Oak Ave., Arcadia, (626) 821-0171.
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