Ready Tea-ware & Cha: Care for a Cuppa😉?
Hong Kong is a perfect place for tea lovers! Hong Kong tea culture is a delightful blend of both the British tea culture and Chinese tea culture to develop it's own unique style of enjoying a cuppa Cha😉. Tea is a popular drink in Hong Kong and the people there enjoy it throughout the day - for breakfast, in the afternoon, and at dinner.
Along with obviously the tea itself the tea ware are an integral part of this culture. Indeed, tea drinking culture requires to brew and drink tea in a special designated tea ware.
We have gathered for you shops specializing in tea and tea ware in your Hood so you can trade your old tea mug for something more fancy. Ready tea-ware & Tea houses? Here we go! 😊
Yuan Yuan Tang
We were impressed by what we saw: the most exquisite Chinese tea and tea wares, as can be seen in the pics below. Attractive colors and divers styles will surely seduce you to reach out to touch them and buy...
It is also an excellent place to recharge and leave the relaxation to the Cha aroma filling up your senses. They sell a diverse range of Chinese tea on the menu in white, green, yellow, red and black!
The shop owner and attendants are helpful and not pushy.
Address: 4 Tai Ping Shan Road, Sheung Wan
Green Ginkgo Tea
HK’s first hand brew tea bar.
Get to know more about their handcrafted techniques to make tea from their friendly tea baristas. The specialty tea of Green Ginkgo Tea is sencha, gyokuro and matcha. They also have some seasonal specials and currently have a summer special green tea such as Ice Drip Gyokuro, Sichuan Bamboo Green and artisanal Jasmine Silver Needle.
For Chinese tea lovers, there is something for you as well. Don’t forget to try the Omakase, in which their tea baristas choose two types of tea for you depending on your mood and preferences!
Address: No. 1 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan
Purple clay teaware
It is a real paradise for clay teapots! If you are looking for one, you’ll find it there, guaranteed!. All the purple clay teapots they sell are Yixing Zisha Teapots. Price range starts from about $180 up to $200 000! The price difference depends on the artist and on the clay used. Shop’s owner is also an artist making teapots.
Address: Yipin Zisha, No. 171, Queen's Road Central, Sheung Wan
Kee Heung Chun Tea Company
This tea shop was founded in 1938, is owned by and run by the Lam family, now into its 3rd generation and run by Derek Lam is the current managing director of this tea company.
Kee Heung Chun carries over a hundred types of tea, including black, green and red tea. We would like to recommend their supreme TGY (pic below). It is the traditional, robust and full aroma tea and definitely tasted nothing like an ordinary western black tea.
Kee Heung Chun also collects aged tea products and antiques. One can find there a nice collection of purple clay teapots and some porcelain teaware as well.
Definetely worth a visit!!
Address: 30A G/F Belcher’s street, Kennedy Town
Yik Yee Teahouse
Another shop on Belcher’s street, also a family business. It specializes in teacup sets mainly made of porcelain coming from Chinese town of Jingde which is considered a capital of porcelain.
Address: Shop 9&10 G/F, 163 Belcher’s street, Kennedy Town Yuan Yuan Tang
We absolutely loved the variety of purple clay Yixing teapots that the tea house offers.
Shop offers as well a wide array of tea.