Cha Mi Living 茶米家
Address*: Fumin Lu 201, near Julu Lu / 富民路201號，近巨鹿路
Tel: 5404 3842
Price: [Tea] 40~60 RMB, [Desserts] 28~48 RMB
*3 locations available, check website for details.
Cha Mi Living is about good tea, good rice, and good life. I stumbled upon its Fumin Lu branch two weeks ago, and fell in love with this chic little concept store. If you like tea, tea desserts, or teaware, be sure to drop by and take a look.
Cha Mi Living
Love the interior. Plain wood, warm lighting, simple colors.
Tea leaves on display
Upon entering the store, we were offered a small cup of cold-brewed tea to sample. It had a clean taste that’s especially soothing on a humid late Summer day.
Other than tea, Cha Mi Living also serves desserts – Cranberry Victoria Cake, Mocha Almond Cake, Cranberry & Earl Grey Biscotti, Taiwanese Pineapple Pastry, Green Tea Panna Cotta, Cha Caramel Custard…I haven’t had a chance to try any of the sweets, but they do sound quite unique. The price? two for 28 RMB, three for 38 RMB, and four for 48 RMB.
Cha Mi Living desserts
Cha Mi Living Book of Tea
Order a pot of tea (40~60 RMB) to enjoy in the store, or buy the tea leaves to brew at home. Cha Mi Living has a “book of tea” that teaches you the characteristics of each type of tea, specifying the brewing temperature and time (I think it’s only in Chinese, but you can double check with the store). Or, just ask the very friendly staff for help – they are more than happy to give you instructions on how to brew the perfect cup of tea.
Other than tea and rice-related products, Cha Mi Living also carries a fun selection of modern porcelain teaware.
And here’s the motto of Cha Mi Living. It makes more sense in Chinese, but you’ll get the gist from the English translation as well.
Cha Mi Living motto
The staff told me that they will be serving tea smoothies and rice/soy milk in the near future, but so far those are not on the menu yet. Stay tuned for updates!