It seems the Goryeo style tea ceremony is coming back in vogue earlier than I had expected! Korean made products are coming to the market that are for use in the powdered green tea ceremony that is known as the Japanese tea ceremony but was also the tea ceremony of old Korea during the Goreyo Dynasty. During the most recent International Tea and Craft Fair and Busan's convention center Bexco I found plenty of booths serving and selling powdered green tea each with the prominent bamboo whisk for whisking it to a froth. Below was one of the more innovative vendors :
Thanks to their business there are now several non-caffeinated options for tea ceremony!
Amazon's Foldable Tatami Mat
sells for $113. Here in Korea the tatami mat squares can be ordered at
the Hagihara brand home decor shop soon to be located in Busan's Centum
City. They are currently opening a branch here. We bought ours @ the
convention hall next to the Tea and Craft Fair where they had a home
As you can see below I put just two squares out to practice my level 1 tea ceremony as I intend to start teaching introductory courses in tea ceremony this summer. Their small size makes them wonderfully portable and I'm able to bring them outside! Coming to a park near you soon!