teakha 茶。家

serve me the tea

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.

the details

AddressShop B, 18 Tai Ping Shan St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Hours9a-6p weekdays, 8:30a-7p weekends, closed Tuesdays
Price$$-$$$ – teas are around 60 HKD, so around $7-8 USD.
Aesthetichomey, simple, eclectic

good to know

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. 

Other things to note: 

  • They have a breakfast special on weekdays, where you get a free tea with any food order before 11am. They also have a scone special, where you can add a scone for $15 HKD (~$2 USD) with any drink order.
  • They are spread out across different spaces, so while the cafe counter where you order is pretty small, they have additional seating upstairs.
  • You can pre-order whole cakes online.
  • If you like the tea, check out their teahouse, which has a location in Sai Ying Pun.

Last visited: July 2016

Last updated: January 2020

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