This was probably the strangest tea shop in the world. I was introduced by some members of Jazz Family. The Jazz bar a neighborhood bar in the Dong Dae Shing Dong area where I spent my first year when I was teaching. It was a place I stumbled upon by accident and where I found brothers and sisters…in essence a family far from home. And from here I was introduced to the real Korea. That’s how I came to be introduced to Doe Yo Mun and his tea shop. Apparently, the name means the place you go to give up your possessions before to go towards enlightenment…funny he warned me about opening a tea room. He had an inheritance and could afford to loose money. Stubborn, I still went ahead…and that’s my story. Here are a few pictures from one of his his tea shop sessions.

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