Two teahouses in Someyeon (downtown Busan) have closed. Both are relatively new compared with the others. However both had their own unique character and it is sad to see them go.
I had just happened upon the one near the Burger King in Someyeon (Oh Janae Wanunga) (pictured at right). Alas, it is now a book cafe.
The other, Da Soul, has also closed. There are still three thriving tea houses in Someyeon (one of which serves fine vegetarian meals). It seems though these new upstarts were no match for the well established.
Later this week, wearing a black armband, I shall remove them from my google tea house map.
On a happier note there are two new tea houses in Gwangali. I shall visit and review them this week.
Until then, Stay steeped!