HOME   >   Wellness Korea   >   Traditional Korean Medicine   >   Tea Therapy

Wellness Korea

Print this page

Tea Therapy

Tea Therapy
티테라피

 

Koreans have enjoyed herbal tea for a long time, from barley to corn and boxthorn and solomon's seal. At Tea Therapy you get to comfortably try traditional teas that need only hot water and three minutes of time. All the ingredients that go into the teas are prepared in-house.

Find a tea that suits you

If you don't know which of the various tea flavors to choose, try the simple test at Tea Therapy. There are different tea types that will suit you depending on whether you are a heavy person, how you walk or what your digestion is like. Every tea has its own description. If you feel pain behind your eyes or in your shoulders from stress, then you might want to try the local “Hyangtong” tea. If you're tense all the time and can't sleep well, maybe try the “Anshim” tea with jujubes.

Tea Therapy offers a special lunch menu alongside their tea. It is a healthy meal, available from 12:30 to 14:00. The menu includes tofu salad and flying fish roe, mushroom taco rice, salmon top rice, beef and bean curry. And all menus include side dishes, soup, tea and a small salad..

Tea class, foot bath and other programs

The Haengrang Branch is in part of the restored birth house of Yun Posun, which has been selected as a cultural asset. Therefore, the facility is situated in the midst of a classic atmosphere. In one corner near the entrance you can find the foot bath zone. It's a cozy healing space where you can enjoy tea during the foot bath. It is great to relax over a cup of aromatic tea or a book. The foot baths are available to anybody who orders tea, but foot bath products come with an extra cost of 5,000 won.

The Type A foot bath products are effective for stressed eyes and headaches, and the Type B foot bath products are for if you feel heavy and poor circulation. Tea Therapy also offers a tea class to those interested. The topics include “tea therapy for stress” or “tea good for women” and are easy to comprehend. They include informative stories and tea tasting. For example, “tea therapy for stress” talks about 10 different ingredients that reduce stress, such as mint, betony, tangerine peel and chrysanthemum. The class ends with a tea tasting. It is an opportunity to approach tea more easily and in a fun way.

Tea Therapy's Two Branches

Tea Therapy has two branches, Apgujeong Branch (Main) and Haengrang Branch. The Apgujeong Branch is clean and has a foot bath facility inside. It has a seminar room where tea classes take place. The Haengrang Branch has a more classy feel to it. The building is old-fashioned and great to take photos of.

INFORMATION

  • +82-2-518-7506-7 (Apgujeong Branch)
    +82-2-518-7506 (Haengrang Branch)
  • 10:00~22:00 (closed on holidays)
  • Reservations are mandatory (Tea Class)
  • Local tea 8,000 won, Omija tea 6,000 won, Lunch set 8,000 won
  • Foot bath 5,000 won (including foot bath products)
    Tea class 50,000 won (class available for two persons or more / price per person)
  • 16, Eunju-ro 173-gil, Gangnam-gu Seoul (Apgujeong branch)
    74, Jongno-gu, Yunboseon-gil, Seoul (Haengrang Branch)
  • www.teatherapy.com

The above information is valid as of Dec. 31, 2017

 

Tea Therapy is a healing haven for your mind and body. Having a cup of tea while dipping your feet in warm water will bring you happiness. If you want to explore more about traditional Korean medicine, we recommend visiting the Seoul K-Medi Center and the Seoul Yangnyeongsi Market.

[Route] Incheon International Airport 60 km, 48 min by airport limousine bus + 17 min by foot Seoul Station on Subway Line 1 2.1 km, 16 min by subway + 17 min by foot 25 Must-Go Wellness Spots Tea Therapy 460 m, 5 min by foot Bukchon Hanok Village 7.7 km, 39 min by bus Seoul K-Medi Center 180 m, 3 min by foot Seoul Yangnyeongsi Market

Healing with a Cup of Tea and a Medicinal Herbal Foot Bath
Tea Therapy

Tea Therapy is a place where you can rest while enjoying a foot bath along with medicinal herbal tea. The Tea Therapy Haengnang Branch, located on Yunboseon-gil, Jongno-gu, is part of the restored birth house of the former Korean president Yun Posun. There, you can feel the classic atmosphere of an old house. As you can tell from its name, the facility is not just a teahouse but also a space for healing. In addition to the well-known green tea and chrysanthemum tea, a wide variety of teas are also available—from barley and corn teas that many Koreans enjoy to medicinal herbal teas. As each tea offers a different effect, Tea Therapy helps you choose the right tea and drink it in the right way. Tea Therapy has a simple test for visitors before they choose their tea. The test helps you find and enjoy the right kind of tea—even if you don’t know much about tea—by checking your body shape and condition through questions like whether you have a small or large frame, whether you are heavy or not, and whether your digestion and bowel movement is normal. The test results will show the best tea for you with its detailed efficacy. The foot bath facility near the entrance is available to anybody who orders tea, but foot bath products come at an extra cost of KRW 5,000. Tea Therapy also offers a class to those interested in learning more about tea. Topics include “tea therapy for stress relief” or “tea therapy for women,” which are closely related to daily life and are also easy to follow.

 

Haengnang Branch: 74, Yunboseon-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul / Apgujeong Main Store: 18, Eonju-ro 173-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul / Haengnang Branch: +82-2-518-7506–7 / Apgujeong Main Store: +82-2-518-7506 / 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. / Hyangtong (stress free) tea: KRW 8,000; Omija (five-flavor berry) tea: KRW 6,000;, Lunch: KRW 8,000 / www.teatherapy.com

Classic Beauty of Old Seoul
Bukchon Hanok Village

The village used to be called Bukchon, meaning “northern village,” during the Joseon Dynasty as it is located north of Jongno and Cheonggycheon. The village streets look beautiful and graceful, but the streets along Changdeokgung Palace, Wonseo-dong Handicraft Road, the Gahoe-dong 11(sibil)-beonji area, the Gahoe-dong 31(samsibil)-beonji hill, the Gahoe-dong downhill alley, and the Samcheong-dong stone stairway alley are particularly astonishing. Among them, the area around the Bukchon-ro 11(sibil)-gil is most popular. However, tourists are advised to look around the area quietly and to avoid knocking on gates as it is a residential neighborhood where people actually live.

 

37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul / +82-2-2133-1372 / 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. / bukchon.seoul.go.kr

Landmark of the Seoul Yangnyeongsi Market
Seoul K-Medi Center

At Seoul K-Medi Center, you can experience various cultures related to traditional Korean medicine. The center consists of the three-story main building and the K-medi café in another building. In the main building, the K-medi Beauty Shop and the K-medi Product Promotion Hall are located on the first floor, while the Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herbal Medicine Museum and the Foot Bath Experience Room are on the second floor. Bojewon on the third floor has the K-medi Experience Room, where visitors can diagnose their health through a self-check of their stress level. Based on the results, you can also receive treatment from a Korean medicine doctor at the clinic. The Herbal Food Experience Room offers a cooking class for foreigners where they can learn how to cook food with medicinal herbs.

 

26, Yangnyeongjungang-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul / +82-2-969-9241 / Mar–Oct: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Nov–Feb: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (closed on Mondays) / Adults: KRW 1,000; Children, teenagers, soldiers, and Dongdaemun-gu residents: KRW 500 / kmedi.ddm.go.kr

Korea’s Largest Oriental Medicine Industry District
Seoul Yangnyeongsi Market

Seoul Yangnyeongsi, a herbal medicine marketplace, is located outside of Heunginjimun Gate where Bojewon was originally located. Bojewon used to be a relief institution during the Joseon Dynasty, which offered rooms to travelers and medical treatment for the poor. At present, over 1,000 stores sell medicinal herbs from around the country. Every late October, the Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Culture Festival takes place, featuring various stages and events with the participation of merchants and citizens.

 

10, Yangnyeongjungang-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul / +82-2-969-4793 / 9:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

TIP icon Travel Tips

Walk by the Stone Wall Path Just Like in the Drama Goblin: The Lonely and Great God

“Because the weather was good, because the weather was bad…” This line from the drama Goblin: The Lonely and Great God still makes our hearts flutter. Two of the mega-hit drama’s filming sites are located on Yunboseon-gil, Jongno-gu. One is the street right next to Tea Therapy, and the other is the alley between Duksung Girls’ High School and Poongmoon High School.

bag icon Recommended Wellness Tours

Romantic Walk on City Trails
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul → 570 m → Tea Therapy → 920 m → Cheongwadae Sarangchae and Cheongwadae-ro → 990 m → Seochon

· National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul [MMCA Seoul] 30, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul / +82-2-3701-9500 / www.mmca.go.kr · Walk along Cheongwadae-ro Area of Cheongwadae-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul / 1330 Seochon Area of Tongui-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul / 1330

Time Travel with a Cup of Tea
Tea Therapy → 4.3 km → Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) and Dongdaemun Fashion Street → 2.3 km → Seoul Folk Flea Markets

· Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) 281, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul / +82-2-2153-0000 / www.ddp.or.kr · Seoul Folk Flea Market 21, Cheonho-daero 4-gil, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul / +82-2-2238-2600 / pungmul.seoul.go.kr

Recommended Restaurants

· Bukchon Sonmandu : dumplings / 6, Insadong 3-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul / +82-2-735-1238 / www.mandoo.so

· Baengnyeon Samgyetang : ginseng chicken soup / 41, Bukchon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul / +82-2-747-5535 / 100samgyetang.modoo.at

· Nakseo Pajeon : green onion pancake / 11, Hoegi-ro 28-gil, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul / +82-2-968-6019

 

Recommended Accommodations

· Inwoo House : Korea Quality / 9, Gyedong 6-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul / +82-10-2204-7612

· Cheong Yeon Jae Hanok Hotel : Korea Quality / 13-2, Bukchon-ro 6-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul / +82-2-744-9200

· Hanok B&B Mon Oncle à Séoul : Korea Quality / 15-3, Gyedong 4-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul / +82-10-9753-5432