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Suyeon Mountain Tea Room

Restaurants Seongbuk-dong
5 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

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The name of this tea-café, “Suyeonsanbang” literally translates into “a small home in the forest where literary people used to meet” and the title’s appropriate as it was once home to late Korean author Lee Tae-jun. This hanok home served as the backdrop to several of his short stories and was the main setting his 1943 novel, "HaebangJeonhu" as well. Hidden on the side slope of a hill and tucked behind a rainbow of flowers and a small forest of trees, it’s not hard to imagine how a writer could draw inspiration whilst in this charming hideaway. Talked about on media outlets in Japan, France and the UK, the home consists of several rooms and chairs around the space. The tea collection on the menu is impressive and their ability to take something like medicinal herb ssanghwa-cha and make it delicious, even more so. 



Address: 8, Seongbuk-ro 26-gil

Transport: Hansung University Station (line 4), exit 5
Price: Teas from 8,000 won.
Opening hours: 11:30am–10pm.
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