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5 tea houses where you can go relax in Hong Kong

Sip on a brew at these tranquil teahouses

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Time Out Hong Kong
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For many, coffee is probably the main go-to but let’s not forget about the significance of tea in our culture, both as a lifestyle and an art form. The aroma of a freshly brewed cuppa can alleviate stress, giving you a quick and easy lift-me-up at any time of the day and aid digestion. So, whether you’re looking to improve your general wellbeing or just a place to savour your beverage and relax, we’ve gathered up a list of teahouses in Hong Kong that are perfect for you to take a break, refresh, and recharge.

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  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Located in Eslite's TST location, Yu Teahouse aims to encourage both tea drinking and healthy living to heal the body and soul. The tea house makes its beverages with a carefully curated range of Chinese tea leaves, including but not limited to yun wu (cloud green tea), bai mu dan (white peony tea), dancong, and pu’er. Having studied the art of tea from a young age, the founder often hosts classes to promote the philosophy of tea through tea-making techniques.

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  • Sheung Wan

Channelling chic, Japanese-Nordic vibes, Green Ginkgo Tea specialises in premium teas from the prefectures of Kyoto and Shizuoka. Careful attention is paid to everything here. From the leaves and teaware to the water quality and temperature, all to ensure that the final brew is of the utmost quality. Try one of the sencha green teas, or go for the kukicha blend made from twigs and stems from the tea plant.

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  • Sheung Wan

Perched along Tai Ping Shan Road in Sheung Wan, Teakha acts as a community hub for the neighbourhood with its relaxing atmosphere. Savour its single-origin teas from all over Asia, and hand-brewed variations such as India’s masala chai and Keemun’s rose milk tea. While you’re at it, don’t forget to take your pick from the selection of light snacks and pastries available. There are some wooden benches outside the cafe for when all you want is a breath of fresh air. Teakha is pet-friendly too, so you don’t have to leave your fluffy friends at home!

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Working directly with a fifth-generation tea-processing facility in Uji, Kyoto, Matchali offers up all your favourite sips with a modern twist. Focusing on the beauty of ceremonial-grade matcha through healthy, handcrafted drinks, everything here is made using natural sweeteners, tried-and-tested plant-based milk alternatives, and even health boosters such as collagen add-ins. Click here to find out more about Matchali.

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Can’t get enough of Teakha? Step it up a notch and pay a visit to Plantation by Teakha, where the artisanal tea brand Plantation offers an even more exquisite tea-drinking experience. The peaceful Sai Ying Pun location sells both single-origin and hybrid tea leaves. It also frequently hosts tea-tasting workshops where tea lovers get to experiment and mix their own tea. 

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