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MingCha Tea House

8 Shipyard Lane, Taikoo | 12/F Wah Ha Factory Building, Hong Kong, China
+852 2520 2116
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There are better tea shops, but this is a good place for an introduction if money is no object

I visited this shop in hopes of finding some new and interesting teas. I have lived in China for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
James G
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Oamaru, New Zealand
Great Tea Experience

My friend and I had a great time at the MingCha Tea House’s tea workshop today. I learned a lot... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
Molly F
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Start a senses-opening tea journey at MingCha Tea House! A must-do in Hong Kong! MingCha, established in 1999 with the aim to create an environment for people to understand tea with different angles. Run by artist & designer-turned entrepreneur Vivian Mak, MingCha has recognised as one of the ‘The World’s Best Tea Shops’ by FOOD & WINE Magazine and a Quality Tourism Services-accredited shop by Hong Kong Tourism Board. MingCha Tea Tasting Workshop MingCha Tea Masters will share the stories and origins of teas and guide you to explore teas with your senses. You can capture all the wonderful moments of sniffing and slurping teas with friends around the world! Moreover, you will master the skills to brew tea like a pro. With much fun and interaction, you will never see tea the same way as before! Handcrafted tea is not just a cup of tea MingCha teas stand out from the crowd to win reputation and the loyalty of people around the globe. MingCha won numerous awards including Most Outstanding Tea Branding Award and the Champion Awards in the Oolong category in Hong Kong International Tea Fair Tea Competition 2012. MingCha teas were also included in the Academy Awards' (The Oscars) official gift basket in 2002.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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8 Shipyard Lane, Taikoo | 12/F Wah Ha Factory Building, Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this shop in hopes of finding some new and interesting teas. I have lived in China for many years, and know my way around Chinese tea, having spent many a happy hour with tea merchants all over the mainland, and expected this to...More

2  Thank James G
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vivianmak, Owner at MingCha Tea House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear James, Great to know that you are a tea lover and are lucky to spend your time in exploring different teas in China. MingCha Tea House is a tea house located in a factory building but it is a class of its own -...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

My friend and I had a great time at the MingCha Tea House’s tea workshop today. I learned a lot about how the teas were made. My favorite tea was the Jasmine Blossom one. The bread with the different honeys was also very tasty. It...More

2  Thank Molly F
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

If you appreciate interested tea this is a great experience. A surprising location, make sure you check the directions on their website. But when you have found it, and enter the teahouses (tealab would probably be a better description), you will find a team that's...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

This was positively one of the best experiences I had in Hong Kong with my friend Ashley. She arrived the morning of and I googled best tea house in HK and this place showed up and we thought we would give it a shot! Its...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Wonderful experience and dedicated teacher to answer all our questionable on how to make and enjoy the best Tea!

Thank Winnie W
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

It was a pleasant 1.5 hour session. Enjoyable tasting with in-depth information on some different kind of tea leaves, what makes the character of the tea, how to drink it, what tea pot/cup to use etc. Teacher was friendly:)

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

It was a great experience...professionally and entertaining. You learn a lot about tea from the Southern Chinese Provinces. Vivian is a great person. It was a corporate event but we went as well several times with the family. We really recommend it!

1  Thank Jochen Z
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

I was so impressed after my first visit with a friend that I decided to bring my other half to MingCha as a Valentine's Day gift. Inside the typical warehouse building is an oasis built for discovering the world of tea. The room is decked...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

A wonderful and informative afternoon with Vivian @ MingCha Tea House. Make sure you have the right address and don't be put off by arriving in a warehouse location. The showroom, learning & tasting experience was super and provides a very clear understanding of tea...More

1  Thank Paul G
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

My friends (9 of us) and I had a lovely time with tea master Tomoko. We got to taste six different types of Chinese tea and learn about their properties and how to get the best out of their flavours. Tomoko was amazing, very kind...More

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Maria F
2 September 2017|
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Response from HoustonVetteGirl | Reviewed this property |
You can go to their website and the workshops are located under 'activities.'
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Prashant S
9 December 2016|
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Response from vivianmak | Property representative |
Hi Prashant, Most people book our tea tasting and pairing workshops using our online platform. However, you can also use this platform to book tea tasting (just specify tea tasting in the form) and our team will follow up... More
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