Teakha 茶家 – the mini utopian spot in hong kong

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The number of independent cafes in Hong Kong is a lot less than that in Montreal and most of them are located in Sheung Wan. Sheung Wan is actually quite far from my home but this doesn’t stop me from crossing over the harbour (we have tunnels in Hong Kong to cross over the island) just so I can get away from some of the busiest and most crowded areas of the city. Teakha is a mini utopian spot located at a quiet corner off Tai Ping Shan street, the hub of cafes, studios, galleries and independent boutiques. My friend told me the owner of Teakha is Taiwanese and the cafe is known for its well-brewed tea and rich pastries. The selection of tea is from different regions in Asia such as Taiwan and Nepal. The drinks menu include specialties like Masala Chai (it’s spiced up with ginger) and Keemun black tea. Scones and cakes are all freshly baked in store.

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Fig scone (left), Roselle & walnut Scone (right), Iced Thai milk tea
My friend and I both ordered two tea sets (1 scone + 1 drink) which cost 50 HKD each (around 6.25 CAD). The scones have the perfect balance of moisture, texture and richness. Not a lot of people like Roselle because of its sour taste but the sweetness of the scone balances it out. The Thai milk tea is quite milky and the tea is still rich. I’ve yet to try the other popular items such as salted caramel ice cream with cinnamon toasted crunch, Victoria sponge and green tea cheesecake. What I love about Teakah is that you can spend half the afternoon catching up with your friends or just reading and drinking tea. It feels good to be here and Teakah is all about being patient and appreciating the simple things around you.

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There are a few seats on the little terrace (pets are welcomed) and a big wooden table inside. It’s usually not that cramped on weekdays but beware of the crowd on public holidays. I’ll definitely pay another visit to Teakah when I’m in the neighborhood next time!
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Teakha 茶家
Shop B, 18 Tai Ping Shan Road, Sheung Wan
上環太平山街18號B鋪

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