One our first day out in Seoul we walked over to Ichseon Village from our hotel which situated in a very good location we had easy walkable access to most popular areas of interest. Looking for a traditional tea house that was recommended online.
This neat little traditional tea house called Tteuran had floor seating as well as upright seating. I ordered some Korean sweets and snacks alongside a Yuzu ice tea which was so refreshing and well made it came in a huge handmade tea cup. Shuo ordered a green tea which had to brew for a few minutes and then strained through traditional tea drinking utensils
The lady running the place was extremely friendly and spoke enough English to get by and explain the tea menu and brewing process. She also suggested to us our next find for lunch and directed us down the road to a restaurant called BANJOO.
You won’t find Ichseon village in the guide books we came across this little hidden gem accidentally wandering around getting to know the area. I’m assuming it’s a newly developed area as there were a lot of construction work going on in some of the alleyways.
Not far from the busy main Street, this part of Seoul reminded me of Shoreditch in London, not the same by far but it is young and trendy, going through a regeneration bringing opportunities for new restaurants, boutiques and independent retailers.
Tteuran was a beautiful, relaxed experience which has a simple but authentic selection of drinks and snacks, lovely seating area with vintage wood furnishings and a small garden view full of pretty florals and green foliage. A picturesque sitting for some tea, sunshine and serenity.