O’sulloc is a tea salon in Seoul that pays homage to Korean green tea from Jeju Island, with branches in Myeongdong, Apgujeong, Insadong and Daehangno.
Over at its Myeongdong outlet, green tea lovers are seen unwinding at the three-storey cafe over tea and desserts. With an extensive menu of different teas – both hot and iced – and an assortment of green tea desserts such as swiss rolls and tiramisu, there will always be something to fall in love with.
Needless to say, a place like O’sulloc is a place for us.
It is a cosy cafe with a very inviting laid-back vibe. Wooden furnitures dominate the facade, sounds of ice blending and excitement from patrons fill the space; the lights are kept dim, but just as well, because no matter what time it is out there, we just want to recline into our seats and immerse ourselves into this relaxing environment while enjoying our green tea everything.
The classic Green Tea Latte is evidently less milky than the usual ones we’d have, but we love this version for other reasons – the fragrance of freshly grounded green tea powder is strong, the texture of the drink is thick yet goes down so smoothly, leaving hints of the tea’s bitter aftertaste; just the way we like it.
Swiss rolls sit prettily in the glass cabinet, and we heard they are fantastic. We had the Green Tea Tiramisu that was nothing short of amazing too. Expect nothing like your usual Italian pick-me-up; O’sulloc’s Green Tea Tiramisu is more like a mousse cake that has an airy and creamy center married with green tea powder to produce a light dessert that is surprisingly still dimensional in taste.
If you are up for more tea goodness, there is a selection of Oolong Tea and Herb Tea. The ones who are up for something sweet will be spoilt with their flavoured tea lattes; think Fig Tea Latte, Green Tea Caramel Latte and Tangerine Milk Tea.
And surely we aren’t the only ones who want to bring a piece of O’sulloc home? The merchandise corner is where you should stop by before you take your leave. We were mind-boggled by the incredible variety of teas available for take-home, and they sure make great gifts!
O’sulloc Tea House
47-1 Myeongdong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
Tel: +82 2-774-5460
Daily: 9am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Myeongdong