Friday, January 20, 2017

Andeok-Myeon - Manor Blanc

Address: 제주특별자치도 서귀포시 안덕면 덕수리 2952
Address: 2952 Deoksu-ri, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo
Instagram: (some sweet pictures!)
Vegetarian: Options available.
Hours: 10:00-21:00
Price Range: You can buy individual items (prices very 3-10,000 KRW) or set items (Afternoon Tea Set for 2; 50,000 KRW).
Alcohol: Selections available.
Parking: There is parking behind and in front of the building.

This is one of the best finds--especially for a tea lover like me. It's not exactly on the main road either and if you were not purposefully driving here, you would not find it. In fact, it looks like you are heading heading into the woods or some obscure farm. The image below shows the entry road. Just west of the SanBangSan & TanSan Jjimjilbang/Sauna, turn north off the main road.
This is the entrance road. The white sign in the middle is for the Manor.
As you approach, the building and grounds certainly give off that "Manor" feel. Especially as the structure is built on a hill. The views are just stunning.
The lovely Manor Blanc in January.
View from the front entrance in mid-September.
 And with that view, this post is over. ㅎㅎ

Just kidding.

I'm pretty sure that this cafe doubles as a hostel, but I have never tried to book a room. My favourite feature are the tea sets. When you enter, you will see shelves lining the two back walls. These shelves are full of different tea cups, saucers and pots.

They have a number of different teas available. I will mention that I have not seen an English menu. They have some pictures and one of the staff members could speak a bit of English, but it would help to sound out the hangeul for some of the tea names. Last time we sort of just picked two randomly, which is also fun.

Part of the fun, after selecting your tea, is choosing your tea cup. It's one thing to have tea in a mug at home (or at another coffee shop), but to drink tea daintily from a tea cup? Well, that's rather fine! Don't you think?

This next picture is old--they re-did their shelves so that now there are even more sets on display. I thought I took an updated picture but it is currently MIA. I guess I'll just "have" to go again. ㅎㅎ
The old shelves of tea sets.
Last time I went, I picked this lovely design!
There are so many different designs and you could get a dignified floral design, or like me, you could opt for a set with dragons:
Dragon cups are also pretty rockin'!
If you are willing to spend a little more and have more than just a cup of tea, you and a friend can get the "Afternoon Tea Set." I've had this with three people and again with five. With this, you still get to select a tea (or two), and then you get an assortment of goodies to share and try. Those goodies also arrive in style:
With the Afternoon Tea Set, we received all of these different types of food.
I really liked that this allowed us to try a number of different desserts. As well, in the layers of options, there is usually something that everyone likes and can enjoy. (You can also purchase these individually if you do not want to have a full set).

Need a peaceful, lazy afternoon? Or a good relaxing location for some good conversation? Check it out!
Love and Hugs.

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