When you walk into Tieris located near Isu Station, a huge smile and gleeful greet saying the menu is at the door welcomes you. For some strange reason, it feels as if you are taken into a kitchen of a Japanese manga character. The very modest interior with the seemingly DIY cushions, pinewood furniture, display of tea cans and collection of tea ware all add to the coziness and hominess of the tea house. The menu is separated into 5 sections: Seasonal, Milk Tea, Flavored Tea, Organic Herbs, Origin Tea, and finally Sweets. At the end of the menu there is a Reservation Only section with 2 options: Afternoon Tea Plate for 26,000 won (3 layer tea plate and 1 type of tea for 2) and Self Tea Party for 10,000 won (unlimited refill for selected tea leaves). The Masala Milk Tea is served in a not overly ornate but beautiful teacup, finished with soft foam and light sprinkle of cinnamon. The mild taste of the milk tea was more aromatic than sweet, making it interestingly very light but satisfying. Subtle burst of masala (or a combination of Indian spices) serves as a perfect ending (the authentic masala was brought back by the owner from Kolkota). If you're looking for authentic Indian Masala Chai, you can always ask the owner to "take up a notch." If you feel a little indecisive, ask the owner what you’re looking for. She will open up jars of tea leaves for you to smell while providing you information as well as short stories that come with each tea. Visit their Facebook page for more information and updates!
84, Bangbaecheon-ro 4an-gil
|Opening hours:||12:30–22:00, closed tuesdays|
|Transport:||Isu Station (line 4, 7) exit 6. 10 mins walk.|
|Price:||Original Milk Tea 5,000 won, Masala Milk Tea • London Fog Milk Tea 5,500 won, Scone Set 4,800 won|