Tuesday, December 27, 2011

traditional korean tea house

it's almost the end of the year
& i am so excited that 2012 is right around the corner!

but since it is "winter" . . .  even in sunny southern california,
i've been drinking lots of tea (even more than usual) to keep myself warm

when drinking tea in the cold weather, my favorite part actually might be just holding onto the mug with my hands!
i know, i know . . . it sounds weird, but i recommend that you try it 
because it feels good to have that warmth while your body is still cold

now that i've expressed how i enjoy drinking tea during the cold season,
i would like to share my favorite place to go for some tea-

named "hwasunji" & located in koreatown in los angeles,
this traditional korean tea house serves only the REAL teas ; none of those teabags are allowed
and i can confidently recommend that you will find one of the best teas here which you won't find elsewhere! i also love that they list the benefits of each tea which can help you to decide when ordering 
not only does this tea house offer amazing tea selections that taste great, the atmosphere is just so adorable! it is kept very traditional & overall, pretty quiet which i prefer
(since they don't have a website, look for more info on hwasunji on yelp)

i've actually been here few times back..................................in the days
but never quite appreciated it as much as i do now!
but after re-discovering this tea house few months ago, i just couldn't get enough!
i actually went back every other day for 3 times straight at one point when i live at least 40min away from this tea house
 . . . and because i talk about this place so much, a lot of my friends have been asking me about hwasunji & EVERYONE i've recommend the tea house to have been loving it!

getting delicious & healthful teas
+ complementary korean crackers & hot barley tea
+ experiencing korean tea house atmosphere (especially if you opt to sit down on the wooden floor) 
= worth every penny

so! do check out this tea house if you are in the area-
and it is a great idea that you ask the owner lady for recommendation if you are not sure of what to order or if you want specific tea for health reason, because she is very knowledgeable

also, you might just find me there drinking tea there
because this is the first place that pops up in my head whenever i am in the area ;)

i am now happilyfull ♥ 
see you on my next adventure!


  1. make sure to check out this place if you in the area! so good!

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