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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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Fun, hands on lesson on Chinese tea and customs.

The Tea House is a unique and enjoyable experience. Tomoko explained one by one the different types... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Fun Introduction workshop

Found the information online a week ago, Vivian the owner replied me straight away and assisted to... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
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 3 weeks ago

The Tea House is a unique and enjoyable experience. Tomoko explained one by one the different types of tea and how harvest, climate , and processing makes each one unique. And you get taste each one. As the time passed I realized the calm of...More

1  Thank missionolvido
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Found the information online a week ago, Vivian the owner replied me straight away and assisted to book my preferred time. Arrived at some industrial building area and even the building guard was really impressed about them and told me they are the greatest teahouse...More

Thank nfong929
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We booked this on short notice for our last day in Hong Kong. I'm so glad we were able to visit MingCha. Tomoko lead us through several different types of tea. I never knew how much work and time was put into tea making. I've...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I never knew there was so much to know about tea. A fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable couple of hours. Tomoko took us through the different types of Chinese tea, from white tea to oolong and everything in between and answered all our questions, while demonstrating...More

1  Thank KenAndersen
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I was having a difficult time in finding something different which was interesting and fun to do for a group of friends and came across Ming Cha. I booked Ming Cha tea based on Tripadvisor reviews and they didn't disappoint! We all had an amazing...More

2  Thank Irishbirs
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We found our way to this place fairly easy, its pretty close to the metro and you just need to enter the building and head to 12th floor. We had not made any appointment, and I dont know if you need to. We where the...More

1  Thank Trond-J-oslo
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I was in Hong Kong for a conference in mid-June, and since I am a tea enthusiast, I did my internet search, and randomly picked Ming Cha Tea House to get a feel for the tea culture in HK. This place welcomes you with open...More

2  Thank happyness2017
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We went to MingCha today. Although we walked in without booking an appointment, the staff were so welcoming and allowed us to join the workshop. My kids 9, 5, and 2 love tea and enjoyed the workshop sooo much. Today they appreciate tea more .....More

1  Thank h_abdulkarim
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely experience for the whole family, tea tasting and knowing exactly where the different types of tea come from. It will cost you 350 Hong Kong dollars per adult .

Thank Arif A
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Ming Cha is not a commercial but a real cultural place for people to know about tea. As a local, I'd say HK doesn't have good atmosphere for spreading this culture, not many places and right people to let us learn about this unique culture...More

Thank Ashy_Mok
vivianmak, MingCha Team at MingCha Tea House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Dear Ashy_Mok, Thank you for visiting our tea house and taking your time to put the review for us. I really enjoy the happy time with you and thank you for sharing your travel experience with me^^ Looking forward to seeing you again :) Best...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.'
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