The Pioneer of Korean Tea Ceremony 

The Honorable Myung Won 

Myung Won, Kim, Mi Hee restored, compiled, and presented the comprehensive procedures of the Korean tea ceremony to the public for the first time in Korea. The procedures of 2000 year old Korean tea ceremonies were presented as the Royal Court tea ceremony, Buddhist Temple tea ceremony, Daily Life tea ceremony and Guest Greeting tea ceremonies in Sejong Cultural Center. The procedures are now known as Myung Won tea ceremony. The Myung Won tea ceremony continues today as the authentic traditional Korean tea ceremony.

The Myung Won Tea Ceremony  

Represents The Head Family Tradition of 

Korean Tea Ceremonies  

Myung Won considered tea ceremony as fundamental core of our spiritual and cultural heritage, and dedicated herself to revive and restore Korean tea ceremony to bring proper awareness of the country's spirit and philosophy, strengthen one's character and discipline, raise moral, and contribute to the nation's stability and development. 

Myung Won actively led the effort to restore and preserve historical places of Korean tea culture, including ChilBulSa temple, DaeDoonSa and Iljiam temple. To foster proper learning environment, Myung Won restored Korean tea rooms at Kookmin University to ensure generations of tea culture and tea ceremonies.

Myung Won  

Recognized with the First and Only National Order of Merit for Korean Tea Culture.

Her contributions to Korean tea culture were recognized with the first ever National Order of Merit for Cultural Contribution. The Myung Won Cultural Foundation, as the head family of Korean tea ceremony, continues the tradition and wishes 

of Myung Won. 

The Myung Won Cultural Foundation 


MyungWon Tea Cermony Academy  SeongBuk Dong, SeongBuk ku, 330-507, Seoul,136-020, Tel:82-2-742-7190 

Chong Ro Ku, Shin Mun Ro 2 Ka 1-272 Seoul Korea, 110-062, Tel:82-2-730-7191