When was the last time you sat down at one of these Hong Kong tea houses? It’s time for an exceptional tea experience.
Hong Kong is all about interesting street food, dim sum, and egg tarts! And if you want to try something different but still original, sit back and sip on some Chinese tea like Pu Erh or Oolong at our favourite Hong Kong tea houses. It’s going to be worth it, we promise.
Try our favourite Hong Kong tea houses
Looking for a traditional tea drinking experience? Then look no further than LockCha, where you’ll be transported to a traditional Cantonese tea house. LockCha prides itself as one of the very few tea houses that uses the finest unblended, pure, single-harvest, estate teas sourced from local farmers since its retail shop was founded back in 1991.
Hundreds of teas are available to pair with their vegetarian dim sum for lunch and dinner. And if you are looking for a one-of-a-kind experience, the tea house is the perfect place to be, as it hosts various cultural programmes like Sunday Music Programme, Chinese Music Tea Concert, and tea and calligraphy classes. This definitely one of our favourite Hong Kong tea houses.
LockCha Tea House has multiple locations across Hong Kong.
2. Plantation by Teakha
Also founded by the owner of Teakha Nana Chan, Plantation is a modern and comfortable tea drinking space nestled away in the Western District. Customers can enjoy 30-minute tea tasting sessions at the tea bar and sample some of the loveliest teas, like Oriental Beauty of Taiwan and Anji White Tea.
Read our full review of Plantation by Teakha.
Plantation by Teakha, G/F, 18 Po Tuck Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 3619 7476 (temporarily closed)
Plantation by Teakha Studio, Room 602B, 6/F, Wan Chai Commercial Centre, 194-204 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 3619 7476 (by appointment)
3. Yú Teahouse
Located within a modern, minimalist setting, Yú Teahouse is the place to be if you are looking for a classic yet contemporary tea drinking experience. Inspired by its name, which translates into fine jade, Yú curates the finest Chinese tea leaves with selections of green, white, oolong, black, puerh, and Darjeeling tea. This is a good spot to hit if you’re looking for Hong Kong tea houses in the city centre.
Yú Teahouse has locations in Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay.
4. Choi Lung Restaurant
Tucked away near a village, Choi Lung restaurant offers not only dim sum but also a great selection of Chinese tea. Although small in terms of size, the restaurant has over 40 years of history. While eating here, just serve yourself by picking your own food from the kitchen and making your own tea. Yep, it’s pretty chill!
Choi Lung Restaurant, 2 Chuen Lung Village, Tsuen Wan, New Territories, Hong Kong, p. 2414 3086
5. MingCha Tea House
Learn more about the world of Chinese tea at MingCha Tea House, where you can join their tea tasting activities guided by their in-house tea masters. And don’t worry if you come with your whole family, because the tea brewing and tasting workshop is also suitable for kids! Using teas that are sourced from traditional farms in different parts of China, MingCha also hosts other fun activities such as tea pairing with chocolate, ham, cheese, or even mooncakes.
MingCha Tea House, Unit B2, 15/F, Block B, Fortune Factory Building, 40 Lee Chung Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2520 2116
6. Heritage Tea House
Located on the ground floor of Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC), Heritage Tea House is the perfect place to relax and sit down while enjoying a good cup of tea. The teas there range from traditional Chinese to modern teas, which you can enjoy together with dim sum, side dishes, noodle soup, and sweets. The tea house is also a great place to read books and enjoy art, as they have a great collection of literature on the shelves and various paintings across the tea house.
Heritage Tea House, Unit L1-06, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong, p. 2779 1030
7. Ying Kee Tea House
Making tea for over 135 years, Ying Kee Tea House offers an authentic Chinese tea drinking experience like no other. First established in Guangzhou during the reign of Guangxu Emperor of the Qing Dynasty, the tea house now has numerous branches across Hong Kong and provides a variety of tea leaves such as puerh tea, green tea, black tea, oolong tea, white tea, and jasmine tea. Also, their tea ware is available for purchase for those who would like to have tea in the comfort of their own home. As one of the most established Hong Kong tea houses, Ying Kee is not to be missed.
Ying Kee Tea House (英記茶莊) has multiple branches across Hong Kong.
8. Basao Tea
Focusing on delivering an authentic and mindful experience to all its guests, Basao has a team of certified tea sommeliers to help you understand the art of tea. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city at the in-house Chinese gongfu tea ceremonies, or by taking part in the preparation of classic Japanese matcha. Aside from traditional teas, Basao also offers more innovative tea-infused products, such as cakes and cold brews.
Basao Tea has locations in Causeway Bay and Wan Chai.
9. Tealosophy Tea Bar
Hailing from Macau, Tealosophy Tea Bar is a Japanese-style tea house situated in the heart of Hong Kong. In addition to its range of premium Chinese and Japanese teas, the tea bar also specialises in hand-drip specialty teas and aims to promote oriental tea culture. If you’d like to accompany your tea with some nibbles, try the ochazuke (rice with tea) sets or the Japanese sweets.
Tealosophy Tea Bar, G/F, Win Hing House, 36-38 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
10. Tea Express Bar by Jrink
Go check out Jrink’s collection of exclusive blends, which consist of over 120 different house-made blends tea with unique characteristics. Brewed using the advanced craft brewing machine Alpha Dominche Steampunk 4.1, their hand-blended artisanal teas are sourced from top tier organic tea farms and selected botanicals. Their premium-quality loose-leaf fruit and herbal teas are available hot or cold – simply grab and go for a quick tea break.
Tea Express Bar by Jrink, Kiosk 51, 3/F, K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 6073 7072
Tea Saloon by Another Fine Day (now available for delivery only)
Inspired by a luxurious English cottage, Tea Saloon by Another Fine Day is adorned with pastel pink Victorian-style interior, colourful chandeliers and vintage paintings, making you feel like a royal as soon as you step inside. Imported from all around the world, the teas taste perfect when accompanied by scones, macarons, and other sweet treats. Other than afternoon tea sets, they also pride themselves in serving lunch, weekend brunch, and creating bespoke cakes for your special occasions.
Tea Saloon by Another Fine Day is available for delivery online.
Have a modern tea party at Teakha, where you can find a great variety of tea from floral and herbal teas to cooked and brewed teas. Using the finest single-origin teas sourced directly from small tea plantations, their teas originate from different regions all over the world like Japan, China, Taiwan, and Sri Lanka. They also have a unique collection of tea flavours that you don’t normally find at other tea houses like their Keemun Milk Tea with Red Date Honey, Sea Salt Yin Yang, Apple Blossom Verbena, and infusion teas like Jamu. And if that’s still not enough, you can also pair your teas with Teakha’s selections of brunch dishes like Brioche French Toast, or pastries like Drop Scones and Hojicha Cheesecake.
Teakha, G/F, 18B Tai Ping Shan Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2858 9185