Traditional Korean Tea House in Insadong

by Samuel on February 18, 2013

On a cold winter day in Korea we headed to cozy little Traditional Korean Tea House (찻집) in the historic neighborhood of Insadong (Seoul, Korea) to warm up by sipping on Korean tea (specially Ginger 생강차 & Plum 매실차) on a warm ondul floor in a room elaborately decorated with Korean traditional ornaments. We enjoyed the quiet reprieve away from the bustling Insadong main strip where tourists and locals collide. Down through the narrow alleyway we found this gem of a tea house. We enjoyed the sweet teas and delicious snacks provided by our host. We were heated from both an electric fan and from the warm ground (known as Ondul). Overall, our drinks and snacks cost 12,000W (roughly $12 USD) which we feel is much better value that a visiting a typical Korean coffee shop.

Traditional Korean Tea House in Insadong

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