Macau Tea Culture House

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Macau Tea Culture House
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Jacob O
Singapore, Singapore49 contributions
Sweet surprise
Sep 2019 • Solo
A small museum embedded in a Suzhou-styled garden, the exhibits are not plentiful but educational enough to learn about tea culture. Admission is free and not much of a crowd. Spent an easy morning there if you want to move away from the tourist crowds.
Written September 1, 2019
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Lets Go To Macau! 🇲🇴
Macau, China2,248 contributions
Speciality museum at Lou Lim Ieoc Garden
Apr 2018 • Solo
This specialty museum is located along Avenida do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida at the corner of the Lou Lim Ieoc Garden. Entry is free and opening hours are 9am to 7pm daily (closed on Mondays). The collection can be viewed in 10-20 minutes.

Here visitors can learn about Macau's tea culture while viewing historic tea sets, subject artworks and visit an upstairs which is setup like a historic tea house in Macau. The museum is located in a historic property from the colonial period. Make sure to see the impressive double staircase leading to the second floor.
Written January 26, 2019
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines20,286 contributions
wonderful wooden staircase
Nov 2018 • Couples
If you are visiting the nearby gardens pop into the museum for a quick look. The museum opened up in 2005 and some of the furniture is old and in great condition. Take a look at the wooden staircase as i think it is made from ironwood.
Written December 5, 2018
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Alexander
Guangzhou, China112 contributions
Extraordinary display of "purple clay" teapots
Dec 2017
We went on Boxing Day, if I recall. Would be great if they served tea. It is an elegant building that sits near a dingy park. The best part was the really gorgeous collection of teapots. There is a decent display of old black and white photos. As a history teacher and a tea aficionado, I wanted a lot more information than the short blurb that they offered about, for example, "Export Teaware."
Written February 19, 2018
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ChinmayHota
Bhubaneswar, India293 contributions
For the Connoisseurs of Tea
Dec 2015 • Family
Connoisseurs of world's favorite beverage should make a detour of this museum, dedicated to the history and culture of Chinese tea. Macau Tea Culture House is a nice pastel building in colonial style, located beside Lou Lim leok Garden at Est. de Adolfo Loureiro no. 10. Many tea related activities with tea experts and tea artistes are held there, including free tea tasting service.

The timings for the museum are 9 AM to 7 PM, with free admission. It is closed on Mondays, but open on public holidays.
Written September 26, 2016
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,513 contributions
Convient add-on to your visit to Lou Lim Ieok Garden
Sep 2015 • Solo
Located within the grounds of the Lou Lim Ieok Garden, at the corner of Avenida do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida (street) you will find a lovely pastel yellow colonial style building. This is a preserved heritage buildings which is used to house the Macau Tea Culture museum. Open 9am to 7pm daily.

The museum collection (free to visit) is interesting if you want to learn a bit about local tea culture, an important facet of Chinese heritage in this part of the world. There are historic tea sets, historic local tea house adverts and packages as well as some interesting export tea paintings on display in the first floor that I really like.

The upstairs is setup like a historic tea house with traditional wall and chairs. It is interesting to see if nothing else. Equally interesting to see is the interior architecture of this historic heritage building. The two tiered staircase is beautiful and adds a nice symmetry to this property.

You can comfortably see the entire collection in 10-15 minutes, making this a convenient add-on to your visit to the lovely Lou Lim Ieok Garden.
Written September 29, 2015
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Jasminehill
Hong Kong451 contributions
Take a break at Tea House
Aug 2015 • Friends
I went there accidentally on Saturday. Luckily, I got a change to try their tea (FREE service at round 3pm at weekend)! You can just stay for a while and are recommended to visit other interesting places nearby, e.g Tap Seac Gallery (one of my favorite places in Macau) and Lou Lim Ioc Garden.
Written September 1, 2015
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HongKongSojourner
234 contributions
An interesting house, the exhibits inside rather limited
Jul 2015 • Couples
I was really interested to learn more about tea through this museum, which is attached to the Lou Lim Ieoc Garden. The house itself is a very pretty historic house, but I was a bit disappointed by the exhibits inside. On the bottom floor there are a few signs about tea consumption in Macau, but they are pretty basic. There are some tea sets from the historic tea houses that are no longer, and other artifacts like labels, menus, etc. On the second floor there is a small collection of teapots. I would have a look if you are also going to the Lou Lim Ieoc Garden, but I wouldn't make a special trip.
Written July 26, 2015
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LPfans
Hong Kong68 contributions
A good place to see for a short while
Aug 2013 • Family
This free museum/culture house is worth a few minutes' visit. It's quite well set out, has some video displays upstairs and generally is quite pleasant. Its other attractive feature is it links with the neighbouring Lou Lim Leoc garden, also worth a stroll around. It's not in the main tourist area of Macau but is near the Dr Sun Yat Sen memorial house (well worth a visit).
Written August 2, 2013
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,513 contributions
A decent speciality museum near the lovely Lim Lou Ieoc Garden
Nov 2012 • Couples
If planning to see the Lou Lim Ieoc Gardens during your visit to Macau, you might want to make a quick stop at the Macau Tea Culture House, which is located in the yellow building at the corner of this impressive garden. Entry is free and the museum is open from 9.00 to 7.00pm.

Needless to say the role of tea drinking in the traditional Chinese household is important. At this museum, you are able to learn a bit about this Chinese custom as well as the how has impacted daily life in Macau in recent centuries. We enjoyed reading about the many traditional teahouses that once existed and were lucky enough to find one while wondering the streets of Macau a couple days later. There are also a few nice teapots and cups on display and we enjoyed the wall of Export Tea paintings. There are only two floors at the Macau Tea Culture House and you can easily see everything in 15-20 minutes.

Overall, the Macau Tea Culture House is not a priority visit but makes an interesting specialty museum, conveniently located next to the beautiful Lou Lim Ieoc Gardens. Those planning to spend time in this area might as well stop by for a few minutes.

Tip: If visiting Hong Kong as well, there is a similar museum called the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, which has a much larger collection to view and lots more information about tea drinking culture and customs for this part of the world. Visitors might prefer this museum if visiting both Macau and Hong Kong during their trips.
Written November 21, 2012
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