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MingCha Tea House

Open today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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What a delightful and informative experience learning and tasting exquisite teas!

The tea tasting at MingCha Tea House was one of the highlights of a week in Hong Kong. It was an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Knowledge, Passion & Taste of Heaven

Tomoko is full of passion, you can see a sparkle in her eyes when she talk about tea. You will try... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
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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...more
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18 Cheung Lee Street, Chai Wan | Room 901-902, 9/F, Cheung Tat Centre, Hong Kong, China
Eastern District
+852 2520 2116
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tea tasting at MingCha Tea House was one of the highlights of a week in Hong Kong. It was an honor to meet Vivian Mak, the founder of MingCha, and then to have a tea tasting experience facilitated by Tea Master Tomoko Ota. Tomoko...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank PearlHair
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Tomoko is full of passion, you can see a sparkle in her eyes when she talk about tea. You will try tea with all your senses. Tomoko explain a culture of tea in every aspect. That was my best highlight during my stay in Hongkong,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Alan K
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We stumbled upon the name of this tea house when looking for somewhere in Hong Kong to experience a tea ceremony. It is off the beaten track but well worth visiting. Easily accessible by train it is on the 9th floor of an office building-...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Mooks01
Reviewed July 27, 2018

I wanted to buy some Chinese tea and expected to find a small shop in a mall, shopping center etc. What I got was so much more. Vanessa took me through different teas throughout my tasting. She asked what I liked and she tailored the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank 301frederikg
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Went with my girlfriend and our friend expecting to find a good tea shop. What we got was a great tea tasting, a wonderful chat with Vanessa and Vivian, great insight on different tea types and one of the best experiences of our trip. One...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank Konsta S
Reviewed July 21, 2018

I first visited MingCha in 2013 when I was on a tea expedition in Hong Kong. I found MingCha on tripadvisor and paid a visit to its teahouse, not knowing what to expect. My first impression of Mingcha was that it was located in a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank Tanxien
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Me and my friend came with minimal knowledge about tea and pouring techniques. We asked so many questions which were always answered patiently. You could tell that tea was her passion. A very enjoyable experience...a bit on the pricy side but we found it to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

I am a local and went there with my friends who is a foreigner. I recommend this if you want to get some handcrafted tea. As a local, we dont get the traditional ones from this kind of teahouse. Pros: nice handcrafted tea. Some suggestions:...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bu B
vivianmak, Assistant to Tea Master at MingCha Tea House, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Dear Bu B, Bu B, please accept my sincere apology of making you feel uncomfortable during your visit. I have difficulties in remembering customers’ names. If other visitors saw me writing your names down, this is me, Vanessa, assistant to tea master. I like Chinese...More

Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Expected this to be routine with my kids aged 6-13 .... all of them rated it in their top three experiences in Hong Kong and all rushed out to buy tea sets to take home. Well worth doing. Host was very friendly and accommodating to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Lani G
Reviewed May 21, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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vivianmak, Owner at MingCha Tea House, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

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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September 2, 2017|
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Response from HoustonVetteGirl | Reviewed this property |
You can go to their website and the workshops are located under 'activities.'
December 9, 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