Situated within Bukchon Village in Seoul, South Korea is a teahouse called Cha Masineun Tteu. My friend Kim and I were walking in the village at 12 noon in scorching heat when she took pity on me (LOL) and decided to take a stop at this teahouse to rest for a bit.
Cha Masineun Tteul is a beautiful hanok teahouse perched up on a hill that straddles Bukchon and Samcheon-dong. You can enjoy a beautiful view of this traditional village while having tea and relaxing with family or friends.
What I immediately love about the place is that it is very traditional and very COLD, hahaha. Perfect for resting if you decided to visit the village in this weather!
I gotta admit, I am not a huge tea drinker and we only went in because we wanted to rest as walking in Bukchon Village can be a bit of strain because it involves climbing a steep hill to reach the picture-perfect residential houses. But I love a good old iced tea so I thought I’d order a flower tea that looked nice in the menu. Because we weren’t hungry and the prices are a bit steep — we decided to buy a citrus sherbet and flower tea for sharing.
I love both — very refreshing and not too sweet. Or maybe bec I just feel so dehydrated at that time that anything with ice is heaven for me, hahaha!
If you’re looking to get away from the mad rush of the city or take a rest after exploring the Bukchon Village, this little retreat won’t disappoint. 🙂
Address: 26 Bukchon-ro 11na-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Getting there: Subway: Line 3 to Anguk, Exit 1
Opening hours: 10.30am-10pm