Teakha is like a sanctuary amidst the urban jungle that is Hong Kong. Perched up in the hills of Sheung Wan, in what seems to be a hipster part of town, the little tea shop is a well-loved gem. The focus is on creating a space to foster community and connection around tea and treats, and they take both tea and treats quite seriously. The owner also founded a tea company, Plantation by teakha, where they source their own teas and tea ware across Asia. Their baked goods are self-described as “simple, rustic, homestyle…with an Asian fineness and touch.” They’re made the complement the tea, and are very popular (by mid-afternoon, there’s slim pickings). From chiffon cakes to cheesecakes to scones, the flavors bridge Eastern and Western flavors (and often tea flavors).
Hong Kong is a fast-paced city. Even the escalators move faster. But Teakha gives people an excuse to slow down and enjoy a cup of tea with something sweet, so it’s no wonder it has a loyal following.
|Address||Shop B, 18 Tai Ping Shan St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong|
|Hours||9a-6p weekdays, 8:30a-7p weekends, closed Tuesdays|
|Price||$$-$$$ – teas are around 60 HKD, so around $7-8 USD.|
|Aesthetic||homey, simple, eclectic|
Go here for: a weekday brunch, or some afternoon tea
Order this: any of their signature teas, and whatever seasonal cake is calling your name from the pastry stands,
Amount of time to spend: give yourself an hour or so to enjoy the moment
When to come: seemed pretty peaceful on a weekday, but apparently it gets pretty packed on the weekends.
Getting here: the closest stations are Sai Ying Pun and Sheung Wan, both on the Island line. It’s about 0.5km from either station.
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Last visited: July 2016
Last updated: January 2020