Better than alcohol is an amazing tea shop that makes its own unique tea blends which is what sets it apart from other regular tea rooms. This is why it should be on your list of must visit cafés in Seoul.
The shop is located at Heewoojong-ro 16-gil, Mapu-gu, Seoul. To get here simply take the subway to Mangwon Station. Once here, use station exit 2 because the shop is only a few minutes walk from this exit.
The shop is open on all days of the week except Mondays and Tuesdays. The timings are from 12 noon to 9 pm at night.
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Better than Alcohol is famous in Seoul for making custom tea blends. Some of the options include a classic Darjeeling mix for people who like their tea old-school style. But they also have a Pink Me Up blend if you want to experiment and try a more funkier blend.
The packaged tea boxes have easy to use pyramid shaped tea bags that are made with environmentally friendly fiber. So, this tea shop is a great place for people looking to buy tea that is free of plastic packaging.
They have the various blends in these small sample jars so that customers can explore and smell all the tea mixtures on offer.
Let’s take a look at Better than Alcohol’s menu! Aside from the blended tea options they also have sweet tea options like apple ginger tea and sweet hibiscus tea.
Even better, they also have vegan options like Tea latte and Matcha latte. It’s pretty rare for a tea shop to have vegan options so Better than Alcohol deserves some bonus marks for that. Their Rooibos Tea Latte also happens to be caffeine-free so that’s another plus point.
And those looking for a stronger beverage can try some of their beers like their apple ginger highball or some of their ades like the earl grey apple ade or the apricot ade.
This place sure is a really lovely spot if you want to catch up with your friends over a relaxing cup of tea.
Satisfy some sweet tooth cravings
They also have some yummy desserts like cakes and cookies that you can pair with your tea. The cupcakes are a really good option and are generously topped with cream and fresh fruit.
You can also buy some of their pre-made bottles of tea base to take home with you like the apple ginger base. Just add a small amount to your tea and transform it into some sweet apple ginger tea! Seriously, this stuff will last you ages so that you can enjoy Better than Alcohol’s tea at home for months.
They also make some fresh scones at this shop and these fig ones are simply divine!
Tea for takeaway
At Better than Alcohol they have a whole section of packaged tea that is ready for takeaway. Their Silky Earth and Tree Hugger blends are really good for people who love tea but can’t drink too much caffeine because these two blends are caffeine-free.
The packaged tea boxes also come with separate Milk tea kits to make it easy for customers to prepare the tea themselves at home.
They also make some awesome scented candles, diffusors, incense sticks and other scented products that you can purchase for your home.
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Why is this one of the must-visit cafés in Seoul?
This shop really stands out because not many places brew their own tea from custom made blends. I also really like how they offer so many take-home options like packaged tea boxes and tea bases and give their customers a chance to enjoy some quality, fragrant tea at home. So tea lovers must give this place a visit!