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Tea-Time in Hong Kong: 5 Should-Attempt Tea Homes and Bars

Tea-Time in Hong Kong: 5 Should-Attempt Tea Homes and Bars

If nothing says “me time” like a cuppa in a serene setting, studies also show that tea boosts the immune system, helps fight off inflammation and disease, and has a positive impact on wellness. Better still, there’s no shortage of places to enjoy it in Hong Kong.


Basao Tea is located in Wan Chai and Causeway Bay. Photo: Handout

At Basao Tea, certified sommeliers are on hand to educate and help you better understand the beverage. Learn about traditional Chinese Gongfu tea ceremonies and classical Japanese Matcha preparation, as well as more contemporary ways of tea making, such as nitrogen- infused cold brews. Basao’s impressive collection comprises single-origin-sourced and clean-grown brews from around Asia, which are available as loose leaves or teabags. Teas can also be ordered online, and plenty of subscription offers are available. Fortunately, with two teahouses conveniently located in bustling Wan Chai and Causeway Bay, swinging by for a calming cuppa has never been easier.
17 Moon Street, Wan Chai and 16 Pak Sha Road, Causeway Bay


Fortnum & Mason’s 181. Photo: Supplied

Established in St James, London, more than 300 years ago, Fortnum & Mason is renowned for its vast range of teas and other delicacies, as well as having served 12 kings and queens – because if it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for us. Enter 181: a unique dining destination within K11 Musea, named in honour of Fortnum’s address on Piccadilly, whose bar and dining room is the perfect place to sip on royal-approved brews and snack on British classics and seasonal treats while soaking up the views of Hong Kong Island across the water.
K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui


Tealosophy is famous for its macha. Photo: Handout

Founded by Justin Ng, a tea professor accredited by Edosenke, Tealosophy is a lounge and bar dedicated to promoting the health and wellness benefits of The Way of Tea (also known as chado). Situated on Wyndham Street, it’s a charming Japanese-style brews house with minimalist modern decor and a relaxing atmosphere, which serves set menus and afternoon tea, as well an array of tasty tea-infused desserts. Famous for its macha teas, Tealosophy also hosts regular Japanese tea ceremony workshops for super fans.
38 Wyndham Street, Central


Tea masterclasses at MingCha Tea House. Photo: Supplied

For a tea masterclass, look no further than MingCha Tea House. Here, you’ll not only learn about and drink tasty teas, but also get to indulge in a vast array of treats. During the workshop you’ll discover the story of tea and its production, and understand different types of brews by using your five senses to appreciate aroma, taste and aftertaste – and all guided by founder and tea expert Vivian Mak. Although most Hong Kong teahouses serve traditional Chinese dishes, such as dumplings and mooncakes, MingCha instead balances its offerings with international flavours, including Spanish cold cuts, Dutch cheese, Belgian chocolate and French pastries.
40 Lee Chung Street, Chai Wan

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LockCha serves over 100 different teas. Photo: Supplied

While LockCha is passionate about sourcing the finest teas in remote areas, we don’t need to trek quite so far to enjoy its discoveries. Serving more than 100 teas and vegetarian dim sum, as well as signature LockCha tea cocktails and beers, the brand’s latest outlet, the Central Tea House, is a playful mix of East and West located in the Tai Kwun compound. After sipping on your selection, browse through a multitude of merchandise from around the world, including Chinese tea, herbal brews, cold-brew tea, tea wares, publications and even tea clothing. Because it’s not just a leaf, it’s a movement.
10 Hollywood Road, Central and The KS Lo Gallery, Admiralty

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