Tea House Owner Serves Lotus Tea

Hong Yonghee serving tea at her teahouse in Boeun, South Korea.

Tea house owner Hong Yonghee serves lotus flower tea to visitors of her estate “Seon Byeong-guk House” in Boeun.  The house was built between 1919 and 1921 between branches of the Samgacheon Stream near Songnisan Mountain. According to Korean geomancy, the house location resembles a lotus flower floating on water and symbolizes fertility, prosperity, and longevity.  You can see a video we made about Hong Yonghee’s life on vimeo.

By Jarrod Hall

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