Thursday, November 29, 2007

Korean Ginseng Tea 3

Ginseng Tea

To make the ginseng tea for drinking is as simple as 123. Just add 50 ml of warm or hot water to a packet of ginseng particles.

The taste of the drink is a little bitter. You can add more water or a little sugar if you don't like the bitter taste. If you prefer to add honey to the ginseng tea then go ahead.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Korean Ginseng Tea 2

Ginseng Tea

The box of ginseng tea that I bought is packed with 30 small packets. Each packet weighs 3 grams.

The ginseng tea in the packet is in the form of small particles. It can be served as a daily beverage that nourishes our bodies. Ginseng tea also helps us in recovering of physical energy after a hard day work.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Korean Ginseng Tea 1

Ginseng Tea

Nowadays ginseng is a popular herb due to its effects to our bodies. Improvement of blood circulation, anti-aging, protection of liver and enhancing of brain activities are some of the effects of ginseng.

Since ginseng is so good for our health, Korean produces various forms of ginseng products. Ginseng tea is one of the products.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Korean Folk Craft 3

Korean Folk Craft

This item of Korean folk craft is a mobile phone accessory. It looks so cute and beautiful. This folk craft is worth buying because it's handy and not expensive. It wouldn't occupy much space of your luggage. The price (10 in a set) is just around 6000 to 7000 Won (South Korea Currency).

You can keep it as souvenir or attach to your mobile phone and show it to your friends. I bought some for my friends and children as presents. They really appreciate and like them very much.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Korean Folk Craft 2

Korean Folk Craft

This is another example of Korean folk craft. It is a key chain. I bought this key chain at Hallim Park in Jeju Island of South Korea. Jeju Island is the largest island of Korea. The location of Jeju Island is south of Korea Peninsula.

There are many strange formed of rocks, volcanic craters and caves in Jeju Island. Indeed, Jeju Island is a mysterious island. This island is famous for its myths and legends. As you can see from the above photo, the small statue with big eyes is made of Jeju Island rock.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Korean Folk Craft 1


These small and handy Korean folk crafts with Korean pretty traditional costumes are really cute. The price of these small dolls (10 in a set) is around 6000 to 7000 Won (South Korea Currency). You can buy them at shopping malls or roadside stalls. Remember to buy some for your friends or children when you pay a visit to South Korea.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Korean Wine

Korean Wine

This is the label of Korean grape wine bottle.

I bought this bottle of grape wine at Soraksan condominium mini market. I couldn't remember the price of this bottle of grape wine because I didn't keep the receipt.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Korean Grape Wine

Korean Grape Wine

Alcoholic beverage in Korean language is Ju and grape wine is podoju.

There are various Korean traditional liquors such as Cheongju, Podoju, Yakju and Soju. Beside these traditional Korean ju, South Korea also brews whiskey, brandy, vodka, beer, rum and gin.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Korean Drinking Culture

Korean Wine

Drinking of alcoholic beverages is one of the Korean cultures. This is what I heard from friends who live in Korea. You have to drink alcoholic beverages to be socialized. This is applied to men but I have no idea with ladies.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Korean Mini Wine Cups

These small cute wine cups (5 in a set) cost me 2000 Won (South Korea Currency). I bought them at Doosan Tower Shopping Mall in Dongdaemun of South Korea. The sizes of these cups are 6 cm in height and 4 cm in diameter. Each cup is printed with Korean characters and graphic of cultural activity.