Outside of Mok Hyang.

Posted On March 5, 2018 By In Korean With 413 Views

Mok Hyang Tea House in Insadong

Jacquelin is from Irvine,CA and participated in the 2017 Korea summer program.

At the entrance of Mok Hyuang.Another tea house I’m trying out! Probably my 3rd time experiencing a traditional tea house. Out of the other tea houses, Mok Hyang I rate it a 3/5. It’s in the middle range and is not bad. But there really isn’t much of a traditional experience to it.

The tea house is located on the second floor of a traditional Hanok house and is pretty small compared to other tea houses I’ve been to. We sat at a nice table and ordered. The drinks are around the 7,000-8,000 won range just like the other tea houses. I think maybe a little cheaper than the other two I’ve been to but I’m not so sure.

Jack’s host family took me and I got ginseng/honey tea. Mom got citron tea and Jack got the traditional cinnamon punch drink. We all shared baked tteok and injeolmi tteok. I liked the soft injeolmi tteok over the baked. It was my first time trying the baked tteok and it was a different texture. Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. You would dip it in the syrup for flavor. Otherwise, it would just be tteok.

My favorite drink I think would be the 수정과 Sujeonggwa Korean cinnamon punch. I love the taste of the combination of the spices and the sweetness of the persimmon. In Jack’s drink, there were also dried persimmons in it.  Dried persimmons.

I really enjoy visiting traditional tea houses and plan on experiencing more when I return to Korea. Although, maybe I’ll prefer going to the other tea houses for the more traditional experience. I don’t think I’ll return to Mok Hyang again, but that’s just because I like having the pretty courtyard and the sitting on the floor experience that 47th has. 47th Avenue Tea House 47번가 찻집 I liked the smoothies at Ban Chak too so I’ll be stopping by there. Korean Traditional Tea Dessert Cafe in Insadong 반짝반짝 빛나는 차 인사동

Mok Hyang, I enjoyed experiencing the tea there and having to relax with Jack’s family, but I want to go somewhere a little more traditional than just being inside a traditional house.

My next tea house stop: Suyeonsanbang!

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