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