Shin Old Tea House, Seoul

Shin Old Tea House, Seoul

Shin Old Tea House is a wonderful sanctuary in the heart of Insa-dong. The front entrance is so unassuming you might miss it. It's a hidden gem, well worth tracking down, and offers a respite from the busy shopping streets. After entering, you will be greeted by your host and invited to take off your shoes. Walk barefoot on the creaky wood floors. Settle into the traditional and comfortable silk floor pillows. The decor is very warm, with colorful tapestries and knick-knacks adorning the walls.

Choose from a variety of teas and sip at your own pace. Flavors include sweet plum or ginger. There's absolutely no rush here. You'll probably want to pair your tea with a traditional sweet treat. Try the sticky rice cakes or puffed rice. This charming tea house will leave you feeling relaxed and energized.

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Sight Name: Shin Old Tea House
Sight Location: Seoul, South Korea (See walking tours in Seoul)
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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