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Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware

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Address: 10 Cotton Tree Dr. at park entrance, Central, Hong Kong, China
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Free cultural attraction in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's oldest building hosts a museum dedicated to tea, tacking you back centuries to the development of tea as a drink, its related tea ware, and traditions in China. Well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hong Kong's oldest building hosts a museum dedicated to tea, tacking you back centuries to the development of tea as a drink, its related tea ware, and traditions in China. Well worth a visit.

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Krakow, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a part of Hongkong park and it's free of charge, not bad for starters. Museum itself has some interesting tea porcelain from the past, explanation of tea history around China and very efficient air conditioning - important during hot summer days. Good place to spend some time, especially when you are tea lover.

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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I must admit I'm not a huge teadrinker. But visiting the museum made me understand the importance of the ceremoni of preparing and drinking tea. An informative experience!

Thank LoJofrance
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I spent an enriching one hour at this small but quaint little Museum of Tea Ware sited in HK Park. There are just 4 rooms but if you are interested in tea and all it entails, this museum is packed with just that info. There are all the different types of teas from different regions and how they are prepared... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

This museum is not at all what it is cracked up to be unfortunately. The items on display may have historical value but so few things. Thankfully it was free and turned out to be a good spot for people watching. :(

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

If you want to understand about the history behind Chinese tea and most fascinating of all the correct way to prepare and drink it then this is a worthwhile short excursion for you. Half an hour should do it. The building is lovely too and one of the earliest examples left in HK.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Situated in Hong Kong Park this is a fascinating museum showing the history of tea in China. View the very early types of tea and the dynasties they were produced in. There is also a fine collection of early tea pots and brewing equipment. The Park is a nice place to get away from the bustle of central Hong Kong

Thank Michael P
Shenzhen, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

This is located in Hong kong park itself. Currently undergoing renovation. Only 2 rooms are open. Nice collection of tea items. Not really my thing but it was ok. Very clean and friendly staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Museum was partially closed due to renovation. We had free admission to the second floor exhibits which was just about the right amount of stuff for us. If you enjoy tea and the civility of quiet hour of tea in the afternoon, you might enjoy this small museum. The building was part of the British admin of HK, but was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

The museum is undergoing an extensive renovation, so only 3 rooms of teapots are open at the present. I would wait until the renovations are complete to plan a visit.

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