Thursday, March 31, 2011
Someyeon's 하나방(One room or space)
Located right behind Someyeon's Lotte Department store, this teahouse is rather quite easy to get to. Beside the store there's a street with food stands. Go straight down that one away from the hustle and bustle of the street with all the busses and stuff. You'll come to a tiny triangle where alot of adjulshis hang out smoking and chatting. Right next to the triangle is 하나방. 전통다원 means traditional tea house.
At Hanabang they do have the more fruitful 5 flavors tea 오미자차(Omejacha) and a very fine 대추차 (Jujube/Plum tea). They also have Pu'er/Boey Cha 보이차.
Hanabang's interior is the ultimate in comfy cozy with plenty of seats. They also have amazing paintings all around. Near the counter they sell incense, some of which is of the kind you'd find in the temples around town. While there are others with more gentle scents there.
Many of us foreigners hang out at the Coffee Bean and Leaf in Someyeon, it is especially warm and cozy during the summer months. Well, a very fine alternative is Hanabang. It's all about knowing what to order, and I do hope I have been of some service.
Hanabang's hours are awesome: Open 7days a week 10am-11pm.
Next time around I'll review more of their teas. But, alas this afternoon I'm off to another more old school teahouse, also in the Someyeon area. Stay tuned to channel T for more. Till then, stay steeped!