We were wandering around Koreatown looking for parking (of course) when we found the nicest tea store in the middle of a strip mall. A branch of the Hankook Tea company, the tiny store is called Chasaengwon and it sells primarily tea from the Gwangju area of South Korea. But what I really loved about the store was the beautiful teaware they had on sale, exquisite teapots and matching cups that can tempt you into personal bankruptcy.
Chasaengwon also has some unusual food items and a small area to taste tea. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area. And certainly a place to check out if you need to buy a gift for someone.