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MingCha Tea House

12D Wah Ha Factory Building, 8 Shipyard Lane | Taikoo, Hong Kong, China
852-25202116
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Ranked #1 of 284 shopping in Hong Kong
Type: Shops, Educational Sites
Owner description: MingCha is a Premium brand of handcrafted Chinese Tea of authentic origins. Run by artist & designer-turned enterprenuer Vivian Mak, MingCha has won... more » Owner description: MingCha is a Premium brand of handcrafted Chinese Tea of authentic origins. Run by artist & designer-turned enterprenuer Vivian Mak, MingCha has won numerous awards including the Champion Awards in the Oolong category in 2011 Hong Kong International Tea Fair and Trends and Innovation Awards in 2002. Their teas were also included in the Academy Awards' (The Oscars) official gift basket in 2003. Nevertheless, it is the taste that MingCha teas stand out from the crowd and wins reputation and the loyalty of people around the globe.We are open on Monday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm! « less
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We went to the MingCha tea house after seeing it was the number 1 shop on TripAdvisor. Although it isn't located near Central Hong Kong it is very easy to get there. By taking the island line to Tai Koo, the building is located opposite to on one of the exits. The tea house is on the 12th flour of... More

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pensby uk
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

My friend who I went to Hong Kong with suggested this place after doing some research. What we found was a friendly very experienced and welcoming tea house, Tomoko and her staff were very knowledgable and happy to answer any questions we had. The previous review stated it was a little hard to find, but we had no problems, get... More

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vivianmak, Owner at MingCha Tea House, responded to this review

Dear Peter Thank you for visiting our tea house during stay in Hong Kong and taking your time to write supportive review for us! And really appreciate you pointed the exit number (A1!) of MTR subway. Hope you enjoyed tea tasting experience also enjoy the tea in your home which you got at that time! Looking forward to seeing you... More

Bratislava, Slovakia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Once we have been in Hong Kong we had to visit some tea house. This one was recommended on Tripadvisor so we gave it a try and it was really worth it. Getting there is not easy, we came from metro station Tai Koo. We entered by back door of the building and we had a luck there was some... More

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vivianmak, Owner at MingCha Tea House, responded to this review

Dear MarkPChan Thank you for visiting our tea house and taking your time to put the review for us. As you mentioned, it is slightly difficult to get there, but your comment could be really helpful for all visitors. We are glad to hear from you that you enjoyed tea tasting experience we delivered to you. Hope you can find... More

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Though I nearly gave up finding the place after asking several different people for directions, it was well worth the wait! We had the place to ourselves and were served by Fiona; who was wonderful. I felt like a became a tea expert in two hours, and bought some to enjoy when back in the UK. This is the thing... More

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vivianmak, Owner at MingCha Tea House, responded to this review

Dear Emzzz101 Thank you for visiting our tea house during your stay in Hong Kong and taking your time to put the supportive review for us. As you mentioned, our tea house is in hidden place, located in local residential area. We would appreciate you did't give up to get here;) Hope you enjoyed tea tasting experience we delivered to... More

Neenah, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This could be the beginning of our love affair with tea! Vivian made our tea workshop very personal and fun! We know this will be one of the highlights of our trip to Hong Kong! The MingCha teas are so delicious and this unique experience is highly recommended.

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vivianmak, Owner at MingCha Tea House, responded to this review

Dear Linda, Thank you for visiting our tea house and taking your time to put the supportive review for us. We are glad to hear from you that you enjoyed tea tasting workshop ! I think you tried 5-6 kind of tea during session, but that is just a part of our tea range. You can come again to explore... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

If you want to learn about tea as an art, MingCha is the place for you. With wide variety of green tea, oOlong and other varieties (from lightly fermented to after fermented) you will have a glimpse of the world of tea.

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vivianmak, Owner at MingCha Tea House, responded to this review

Dear Luong Thank you for taking your time to put the review for us. Hope you enjoyed tea tasting experience we delivered to you. As you mentioned, we have many variety of teas. Please come again to explore more! We all staff is looking forward to seeing you again. Best Regards, Tomoko MingCha More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Our tea tasting workshop with Vivian at MingCha was one of the highlights of a weekend in Hong Kong with friends. It was wonderful, really interactive and fun. We tasted many different varieties of tea, asked lots of questions and Vivian's entertaining stories made it interesting and memorable. The food pairings were amazing and the time flew - I had... More

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vivianmak, Owner at MingCha Tea House, responded to this review

Dear C C Thank you for visiting our tea house and joining tea tasting workshop. We are glad to hear from you that you enjoyed tasting experience we delivered to you. Yes, as you mentioned, you can try many different teas selected each category, but not all. We all staff are looking forward to seeing you again and hope you... More

Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We visited Vivian's MingCha Tea House on our honeymoon in December, and were lucky to have a private tea tasting workshop. Although it's further out of the center & takes some time to find, the experience was definitely worth it. We got to taste some interesting & delicious teas -- all while learning about the Chinese culture and sharing laughs... More

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vivianmak, Owner at MingCha Tea House, responded to this review

Dear yulichka217 Thank you for visiting our tea house during your stay in Hong Kong last year and appreciate your kind and supportive review for us! We are glad to hear from you that you had a memorable time with the Chinese tea and could explore it at tea tasting workshop on your special trip! All staff are looking forward... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We'd read the reviews on tripadvisor, and three slightly hungover people (two tea-lovers and one sceptic) arrived at MingCha for an unforgettable experience with our enthusiastic host Vivian. The outside of the building does not bring peace and tranquillity to mind, and we were slightly disturbed by the noise going on in the room above us. However, our host quickly... More

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vivianmak, Owner at MingCha Tea House, responded to this review

Dear -000Surf000- Thank you for visiting our tea house during your stay in Hong Kong and appreciate your kindly and supportive review for us. We are glad to hear from you that you really enjoyed tea tasting experience and it could be one of the highlights of Hong Kong tour! We all staff are looking forward to seeing you again!... More

Englewood Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience at MingCha Tea House. At first I wondered if I was in the right place, but I was glad that I took the time to go. They even shipped gifts for family to my home, so I wouldn't have to cary on the rest of my trip. Follow the instructions given on one of the... More

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vivianmak, Owner at MingCha Tea House, responded to this review

Dear Englewoodbeachbum Thank you for visiting our tea house during your stay in Hong Kong. I'm glad hear from you that you enjoyed tea tasting experience. Your review must be helpful for who is planning to explore Chinese tea. Yes, we can also arrange shipping to your home country if you don't have enough space in your baggage! Looking forward... More

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