This award-winning brand – one of the most famous tea stores in Hong Kong – is a one-stop shop for all your tea needs. It stocks jasmine, green, white, black, red, flower, three kinds of oolong and even Japanese teas, presented in eco-friendly packaging. Not sure what to go for? MingCha offers regular tea tastings where you can discover the origins and nature of many teas, as well as learning how to brew a cup like a pro.
With obvious links to China’s historic tea-drinking culture, it’s no surprise that Hongkongers love their tea (and we don’t mean the lai cha prevalent in cha chaan tengs). From regular ol’ hong cha to upmarket puer to budget oolong, where do you go if you’re in search of quality tea to make at home? Here’s where. From traditional shops that have been around for decades to new, trendy kids on the block, these are the places that should suit you to a, well, tee.
And if while sipping your tea you become keen on investigating some disappearing cultural experiences in Hong Kong, check out our feature on just that.