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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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A real education on Tea from China

A wonderful and informative afternoon with Vivian @ MingCha Tea House. Make sure you have the right... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Paul G
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Enjoyable and informative tea workshop

My friends (9 of us) and I had a lovely time with tea master Tomoko. We got to taste six different... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hong Kong, China
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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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8 Shipyard Lane, Taikoo | 12/F Wah Ha Factory Building, Hong Kong, China
+852 2520 2116
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank ninnamori
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden away in the 12th floor of an industrial building in Quarry Bay, this shop features excellent quality teas from all over China. It is not the most complete tea shop but the quality of their selection is very high and you'll appreciate the best...More

Thank Jefferson O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We can highly recommend one of the best teahouses we have ever been. Perfect service from a friendly staff. We got tea tasting and many informations before we choose our favorite tea. They also have tea workshops weekly that we definitely want to take part...More

1  Thank Slata Goldie I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Finding MingCha is a bit of an adventure but really fun. I learned a lot about tea from the tea tasting workshop. Tomoko is very nice and she explains the differences between each kind of tea very well.

1  Thank EatingSnow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a fascinating trip through the teas of China at this tea house. The owner, Vivian, is passionate about her teas and gives you not only wonderful samples, but also offers terrific insight into their history and production. And the teas are delicious. I...More

1  Thank Leonard R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped into MingCha based on reviews about 6 months ago and thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Tomoko provided me with some samples and instructions on how to prepare some of their teas, and I was fascinated especially by the Jasmine Blossom, which tastes as good...More

1  Thank Mike N
Reviewed 14 January 2018

They sell a decent selection of tea and, like many other things, tea can vary in price depending on quality, production methods etc. However, the tea here is very much overpriced compared to what you can buy elsewhere. The tea tasting, which I didn't do,...More

Thank EugeneVC
Reviewed 13 January 2018

I never thought buying tea could be an experience. The hostess, Vivian, wants costumers to sample and enjoy the tea before buying. It is obvious that it is more than a business. I realise after this visit that I have never had real tea.

Thank M. Rafael G
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Visited MingCha about a week ago. I had a great tea tasting together with tea master Tomoko, she was very knowledgeable and I learned a lot about where they come from, how they stop the oxidation and scent the tea etc. I tried the jasmine...More

1  Thank Andrew-Bauerfeld
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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.'
Prashant S
10 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