티앙팡 Tea Angpang or”Afternoon Tea” is an amazing hidden gem of a tea room located in the back streets of Edae!
I was introduced to this cafe when I went to my first Lolita meetup here in Korea, and I immediately fell in love with the place~ it has quickly become my favorite spot visit and meet friends.
How cozy does this look? I will take this beautiful space over a loud starbucks any day!
티앙팡 feels very intimate even when it is filled with people and thanks to lovingly selected decor it has a nice authentic vibe that is hard to find here in the city. This is an ideal place for meeting friends to chat or even dates, we always see lots of young couples in here relaxing on the weekend.
The owner of the cafe is a tea fanatic and is actually one of Korea’s leading experts on red tea…. so much in fact that she was approached to write the Wikipedia pages here on the subject. Because of its very authentic feeling and selection, this cafe is frequently featured in programs and articles as well! We have so many cheap cafes in Seoul, it is nice to have a proper space that is run by someone that has a real passion for tea!
Filling the shelves around the main walls are a large collection of assorted tea sets and other fun items.
The vintage decorations really make it feel like a true tea house someplace far away. Even the tables and wood floors have a old worn feeling to them~ The whole place was obviously made with a lot of attention and care. I wonder if the owner spent time overseas collecting some of the things used in this space.
Other areas of the shop are filled with vintage cabinets, my favorite is the wall of colorful tea boxes~
티앙팡 Tea Angpang offers a huge selection of Teas, one article online stated they have almost 200 options!
check the menu in the front for some special sets or items that may not be on the regular menu!
The menu here has a really nice variety of Teas from around the world, blended fruit teas, hot chocolate, royal milk tea and many others. Prices range from around 6,000 won to 8,000 for drinks, but you usually get a large pitcher or teapot which is good for a least 3-4 glasses.
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Cafe policy is each person seated must order one drink minimum so keep that in mind if you come with a group!
The basic names of everything are written in English, but the descriptions are written in Korean which obviously makes choosing a bit easier since all the names sound yummy. They do have a really nice tea set tower that you can order for about 35,000 won, but you will have to call a day or so in advance if you want it because they go out and get the materials special for it. I do plan on ordering this sometime to try, I just wish they did not need several days notice ^^; I guess for the price it is mainly for special events.
In the back of the menu they have several choices of treats to nibble on such as homemade cookies, scones, milk pudding, crème brûlée, and more. Everything baked is made fresh when you order, so please allow them 15 min or so to make it for you! Some things are seasonal or go in and out of stock, so at the end of the week some things may be sold out for the moment.
Ah what to do~ what to do! Everything sounds good…
First up we have cold Royal Milk Tea and Rainbow Fruit Tea
Nara loves milk tea and says what they serve here is good and it has a very natural tea flavor~ not a sugary artificial flavor like at chain cafes or when you buy it bottled from some brands!
I asked for something “pretty” and this tea was suggested because it changes colors when you add the syrup!
One thing I love about 티앙팡 is that the cold drinks come with a large rose ice cube! How pretty is that?
One of my favorite cold drinks here is “Berry Berry”~ If you need something sweet, cool, and refreshing it is great!
“Special Milk Tea” which came out as a cup of fluffy foamy milk that you added your tea to.
Warm mixed berry tea which was a lovely color like the berry berry tea above, but a bit more tart!
Scones hot from the oven with fresh jam and butter
I am not a regular eater of scones, but I do enjoy them when I see them on the menu! I thought the ones here were very nice, but maybe a little bland for my taste so I had to slather the butter and jam on!
Nara LOVES crème brûlée, but it is a bit hard to find here in Korea! The version they make here is SUPER yummy, although a bit small~ savor it!!
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They also brought out some homemade biscotti they had baked special that day for customers who placed orders, these tasted delicious!! When we returned to visit again they had added them as a new item on the regular menu, hurray!
I LOVE the cheesecake here~ it is nice, rich, and creamy!! Another favorite to add to the list ♥
Milk pudding topped with a bit of red bean! This dish is apparently very popular at the cafe and comes out in a very cute heart shape! You do not see this kind of pudding very often in Korea, but it was very nice and had a nice smooth milky flavor… hard to describe, but it was smooth and refreshing? hehe
If you want a simple yummy snack you can always order a plate of freshly baked cookies that will come out nice and warm to your table~ the selection changes every so often so it is always a little bit of a surprise! This visit we had shortbread and some chocolate chip cookies with nuts.
While you sit and relax you can enjoy all the little treasures they have around the cafe.
It is a great place to just chat and relax~
Nara is such a good sport~ as long as you feed him yum yums he does not mind how cute the cafe is lol!
Crowds here are hit or miss, we either come in and it is empty or jam-packed with students, couples, or friends chatting. We have found most weekdays between lunch and dinner are the quietest~ while weekends in the afternoon till the evening seem to be the busiest (as expected)
Directions to Afternoon Tea 티앙팡 Tea House
서울특별시 서대문구 대현동 53-15
Free Wifi~ Ask for password and they will give it to you on a slip of paper
If you are coming via the Seoul Metro take the Green Line #2 to Edae Station / Ewha Woman’s University
use exit #3 which will spit you out right on the main road towards the school. Stay on the sidewalk and keep walking till you can slip into the street parallel to the one you are on, any area is fine~ and you can not walk too far because the street ends when you hit the school.
I usually cross over into the side back street here at this intersection, it is an opening a few buildings before the Burger King. Just look and you can easily spot the”Pink n Blue” shop filled with cute Japanese character imports just a few feet off the main road! Take this little side road a short distance and go left down the next street~
This back road has lots of little places to eat, including “Rain Tree Cafe” which I also featured here in a previous post. Tea Angpang 티앙팡 will be a short distance down this road on your left, just look for a small wooden building with “Afternoon Tea” written in English and stairs leading down. This confused me my first time because I thought it was a different tea house, but nope~ this is 티앙팡 so just head on down!!
Do you enjoy tea rooms? Have you been to 티앙팡 Tea Angpang? What is your favorite thing to order? Please share below!