Korea is not very well known for the teas that it grows, and many tea drinkers have never tried a Korean tea. There is a reason for this as tea has had a long and troubled history in Korea. This convoluted relationship has led to the rise and dominance of grain and herbal based drinks in Korea. In this class we will examine the roles of tea and religion in Korea and how Camillia sinensis came to play second fiddle to herbals and medicinals. While we will try several true teas from Korea, we will also sample a number of herbal, fruit, and grain based teas.