With that being said— I came across a wonderful piece of beauty while wandering around the city of Samcheong-dong!!! It’s what I had been dying to see in Korea since when I first came to this country; lush greenery, tile roofing, quaint little homes AKA hanok, and hilly mountainsides. It’s exactly what my hearts desire has been yearning for…..I just got lost in the houses, the narrow streets, the unique architecture, the smell from the air(it had just finished raining so it was the perfect scent to the backdrop of it all), the people that were tending to their homes. This little gem is so tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the normal city I just wanted to take it all in and enjoy, I kept walking up these hillsides not caring about time or if I was lost. None of those things mattered if it was to simply enjoy my first taste of traditional korean living I would stay in this moment, for as long as I could bare it—
(sorry for the lack of pictures my camera was dying…I will be back to take more of this wonderful beauty)
While on this interesting adventure I stumbled across this random house that looked different from the rest of them, I didn’t know how(maybe it had to do with the signage) but before I investigated more I began taking pictures..
Then suddenly a woman emerged from the building….(I waited till she exited my photo lenses to shoot this pic)I glanced at her trying to figure out if it was a restaurant or an art gallery…..I ask “Is this a Restaurant?” she replies “NO! Teahouse” ooooo even better I thought to myself….I immediately entered as she was exiting. Upon further inspection I noticed this was a magnificent gem nestled in a pile of wonderful jewels!!! I never wanted to leave I declared!!!! I even cursed myself for not picking this city to live in, it was perfectly fit for me!!!! This teahouse was strategically placed away from the madness but still within finding, I sat myself at a lil table and got my pillows fluffed so I could sit comfortably (yes at traditional tea houses you sit on the floor) The ambience was so relaxing with light music in the background and the aesthetic was pleasing to my eyes
There was only a group of about 8 women there, and it looked like they had already been there awhile…I could tell they were having a book club discussion because they all had the same book and each would take turns talking—I thought how cute was that. The teahouse was surrounded by views one from the near by garden
and one on the other end overlooking the city (freakin gorgeous…thats where the women were sitting so I didnt get a pic of that)
The women that was working the shop was so cute and little…I decided to order the Mango Star seeing how I love mangos!!
As I was sitting there sipping my fine tea I began to get a lil famished…so I ordered a ‘sweet rice cake bread’ It is prepared by steam so heres the nifty little contraption that made this wonderfulness–
The rice cake was definitely filling and heavy so I needed to walk it off a bit before heading home so I took some more pics around the town…
Hope you enjoyed
speak on it if you must…..