About Us at TeaBuy Korea: A New Adventure

What is TeaBuy Korea? Did you know that TeaBuy Korea is a new adventure into Korean tea? Sure, TeaBuy Korea looks and even tastes like Morning Crane Tea, but Morning Crane Tea’s focus is on education and TeaBuy Korea’s primary goal is to make quality Korean teas available to a much wider world audience. Note two words, ‘quality’ and ‘world’ for what we are trying to do. The word "profit" is not one of them. 
When I began offering teas there were few Korean teas available outside of Korea. The reason for this, they said, was that Koreans consumed nearly all the teas they produced. My goal then was simply to try to promote Korean culture through its tea, ceramics and cultural tours to Korea. I knew that if I were to promote Korea in a positive manner, I had to offer quality teas. That is why all the teas we offer are of the finest quality – organically grown and endorsed by Korean tea connoisseurs as well as us. That is also why international tea connoisseurs and those of you wh…

TeaBuy Korea 2018

TeaBuy Korea 2018 Pure and Simple

Aug. 24 Update:
We first offered this on May 16, 2018: That TeaBuy 2018 has ended, but  because of special circumstances we are resurrecting it with TeaBuyKorea + Plus for just 2 weeks. Aug. 24- Sept. 8, 2018.  Don't miss this very rare Morning Crane Tea opportunity.  
The Woojeon in Korea was picked before April 20. On  April 20 Gukwoo was picked and then they pick  Sejak.  They have finished picking and processing all their teas including Daejak and Yip-cha.  At the same time our tea producers were producing their green teas, they were also producing balhyochas, Korea's oxidized teas. They were using the same leaves they used for Woojeon, Sejak and Jungjak producing some truly delicious teas. If you have never tried a balhyocha, you are missing something truly special.  
You may already know that we are offering some of these teas at our actual cost. That is because we at Morning Crane Tea are an educational tea site not a big for profit tea co…

TeaBuy Korea 2018 : Into the Mist and Our Offerings

TeaBuy Korea is a project of Morning Crane Tea A Tea Producer's Tale:
This Korean winter has been quite cold and harsh. As I have done for many years for my grandmother, now as owner, it remains my responsibility to tend to the leaves. On this early April morning there is a calm in the cold crisp air. The light has not yet begun to break over the ridge of the mountain. I select a warm jacket and step outside.  It is still quite dark and the mist is so thick I wonder if the light will ever break through. I have met this mist before as it has greeted me on many of these early April mornings before the first pick.  "How far will I be able to see this morning?", I wonder. The path to the tea field can be steep and treacherous. I also know this mountain well and have climbed it many times in the early morning like this. Today the trip is not to pick the leaves but simply to walk among them to inspect the damages of winter and access the work that needs to be done before the pic…