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“Queen's Road Central - Wonderful Experience”
Review of Lock Cha Tea Shop

Lock Cha Tea Shop
Ranked #122 of 392 Shopping in Hong Kong
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were met at the door with a warm jasmine green tea and a most wonderful, pleasant and knowledgeable lady. We sampled many teas and were explained where each comes from, how the leaves are picked as well as when and how the local people drink it.

It was a great experience, which we all quite enjoyed. I do recommend this shop if you are in Hong Kong looking to buy some specialized tea.

2  Thank Anne D
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

We recently stopped by the Lock Cha Tea House in Hong Kong Park and had a very nice visit. There is a wide variety of quality teas to try and some nice dim sum orders that you can sample in the traditional Cantonese style tea house. This makes a very nice compliment to the a visit to the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware just next door.

During our recent visit, we tried the Jasmine fairy-craft tea (HK$48) that was light and fragrant - a nice Jasmine tea to drink on its own. This is a flowering tea and you can watch the flower grow during steeping. This is a fun experience for those that have not tried before. We also tried the Fujian organic green tea (HK$48) which only required a short steeping time to create a light "grassy" taste; we liked this better with our food orders.

Dim sum orders included the Steamed vegetable dumplings (HK$22) which tasted ok but for two small pieces this was pricey. Second order was steamed savoury sticky rice served in banana leaf (HK$25) which was yummy but required patient separation of the sticky rice from the leaf wrapping. Highlight order was the Jasmine dumpling w/ black sesame (HK$28). We enjoyed the combined taste and texture of the slightly sweet sticky rice ball and the nuttiness of the sesame seeds, best taken with the nicely scented floral water. This was just a great dessert option.

Like what others mentioned here on TA, we also found service to be rather slow. We visited around 4pm, it was quite busy and difficult to get the attention of staff. However, tea is to be enjoyed slowly so best not to come in a rush or if you are particularly hungry as the dim sum orders are very light and not served as quickly as you'll find in the Hong Kong restaurants.

Overall, we find the Lock Cha Tea House experience to be quite tourist friendly and an easy activity to try when visiting Hong Kong Park. Those keen on trying local experiences will find this a particularly enjoyable experience as well.

3  Thank BradJill
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

It's inside the HongKong park, near the restaurant. They have a whole booklet of menu dedicated to different kinds and flavours of tea.
They only serve vegetarian food and menu is limited.
Jasmine sesame ball is a must try.

1  Thank Lavinz
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Whether you're channeling the Lonely Planet and travelling alone or with friends and family, this is a really good place to see some classic Chinese interior design (it's made to look like a classic tea house). The servers are very well educated on the vast amounts of tea available making it easier to choose teas to suite your taste. The teas may seem pricey to the average person, but if you're a tea connosseur then you know that it is reasonably priced for the excellent quality they provide.

A good selection of vegetarian dim sum is also available if you're finding yourself peckish or if you just want to have something to munch on while you enjoy your tea and the atmosphere. I found the dishes I ordered to be really delicious.

They also offer classes on tea, cultural shows, and musical performances on certain days so give them a call to get a schedule of events. And of course there's the Museum of Tea in the same building which you can walk through for free. A good place to go to unwind and relax.

1  Thank dana h
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

This tea house is inside Hong Kong Park, so far the tea is ok but to my opinion the dim sum is very lousy. The price is very expensive, we wil visit the park but not this tea house.

Thank chingching70
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