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[Hong Kong 香港] Teakha 茶。家

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Teakha 茶。家

Add: 18 Tai Ping Shan St, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2858 9185
Hours: 11am-7pm (closed on Mon)
Website: teakha.com
Price: [tea] 40~65/HKD [pastries] 40-50 HKD
Visited: Aug 2016

Hidden in an inner corner of Tai Ping Shan Street is Teakha, a tea house founded by Nana Chan, a Taiwan-born, Hong Kong-raised, and London-educated lawyer-turned-tea shop owner. Her concept, excerpted below, is lovely:

“In many cultures all over the world, tea is the mechanism at which we welcome people into our homes or start a conversation with strangers. Here at teakha, we too believe that tea is a window to opening our hearts. Through this window, we welcome you into our “home”, to experience a lifestyle that is in touch with our community and our environment. One that values the little joys in life as homemade cakes, the sound of music lingering in a back alley, or ever so basically, the forgotten art of talking to our neighbors.”

藏在太平山道一個小角落裏的 “Teakha茶。家” 是家台灣女孩開的茶店,在香港人氣極高。上面一小段話是老闆的初衷,理念十分美好,可以看一下。

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On the tea menu, there’s Indian marsala chai tea, Taiwanese Oolong tea, Japanese matcha, etc. – all single-origin teas sourced by teakha’s sister company Planation directly from small tea plantations.

茶單上,有印度香料茶、台灣烏龍茶、日本抹茶等各式各樣的選擇。

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There are also some simple pastries, the most popular being the matcha cheesecake.

也有簡單的甜點,最有名的聽說是綠茶芝士蛋糕。

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Beautiful colors.

漂亮的藍綠色。

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After ordering, you can find a seat in the room next door, but you’d need to go back to the first room to retrieve your tea when it’s brewed (yes it’s a small hassle, especially climbing the rather steep stairs while holding a cup of hot tea). Teakha seems to be a popular spot among afternoon tea-drinkers – though we visited on a weekday, the space was almost completely full.

店的構造有些複雜,點單的房間位子不多,大部分的座位必須出門後通過另一個門抵達,是個有夾層(而且樓梯非常陡)的空間。點單後,可以在隔壁的房間裏找個位子坐下,不過茶泡好的時候是需要自己回去拿的。雖然是平日,不過 Teakha 整個都坐滿了,看來真的相當受香港人歡迎呢。

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Luckily, we found an empty sofa up on the second floor.

幸運的在安靜的小閣樓坐到了沙發座。

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My friend tried the Caramelized Lemon Iced Tea (45 HKD), which is Keemun black tea from Anhui, China added with honey and roasted citrus. Beside it is hojicha cheesecake (45 HKD), a non-bake, soft and creamy cheesecake, not bad, though a tad bit too sweet for me.

朋友點的Caramelized Lemon Iced Tea(45港幣)是添加了蜂蜜和烤檸檬的安徽祁門紅茶,沒太深的印象。焙茶芝士蛋糕(45港幣),焙茶的香味很不錯,口感也柔軟(屬于無烘焙芝士蛋糕那種),就是有點太甜了。

 

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I tried the Masala Chai (52 HKD), Indian Assam tea cooked with Keralan spices in fresh milk, and it was quite a lot spicier than the chai tea I’ve had before. Quite nice, even though I was sweating a little bit too much from drinking this spicy hot tea on this hot hot summer day in Hong Kong.

快喝完才想到要拍照的Masala Chai(52 港幣)是添加了Keralan香料和鮮牛奶的印度阿薩姆紅茶,比之前喝過的chai tea都要辛辣了不少。

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I can’t say that the tea at Teakha tastes especially exceptional just from a flavor point-of-view, but the place is cute, and the concept is lovely. Come and experience it for yourself.

其實說不上這家的茶有多特別,不過小房子很可愛,老板的理念也很美好,是個值得一試的地方。

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