It was my second time to this tea cafe located on Tai Ping Shan Street in Sheung Wan. All drinks and foods here are made from some sort of teas so it is definitely a good place for people who don’t like drinking or can’t drink coffee to hang out and relax. My friend and I ordered two drinks and two cakes and the serving portion is just right for a tea-time treat. Let’s get the tea-time started!
Sheung Wan (셩환)의 Tai Ping San 거리에 있는 이 찻집에서 차를 마신 것도 이번이 두 번 째네요. 이곳의 모든 음료는 찻잎을 우려서 만들기 때문에 커피를 좋아하지 않거나 싫어하는 사람들이 데이트를 즐기거나 쉴 수 있는 정말 최적의 장소라고 할 수 있어요. 제 친구와 저는 차 두 잔하고 케익 두 조각을 주문했는데 티타임으로 딱 좋은 양이었어요. 자! 이제 티타임을 시작해 볼까요?
Like most of the cafes, you have to pay at the counter first before getting your teas and cakes at the bar. Feel free to grab one of their beautiful business cards while you order! Collecting cafes’ business cards is certainly one of my weird habits :p
The main room was so packed that we moved to the back room and waited for our order. The wall there was painted with the signature colour of Teakha – minty blue!
Here comes our tea cakes! Yin-yang chiffon cake with sea salt flakes and the all-time signature matcha cheesecake.
The matcha cheesecake is firm and strong of matcha aroma and taste, yet the yin-yang cake is airy and spongy which gives a big contrast on the textual sensation. Personally I prefer cheesecake as I am a total matcha-addict and I found the savouriness coming from the sea salt flakes has given a too strong after-taste which sort of hindered the taste of the yin-yang (milk tea and coffee) cake itself. But its softness and sponginess balanced out the heaviness and density of the matcha cheesecake, which I think it’s a good duo to have together.
I ordered an iced masala chai and my friend picked the rose latte. Although it’s an iced drink, the chai was not much affected by the ice and tasted still strong and full of spices.
Walking up to the second floor, it is a totally cozy self-serviced space for chilling out. The first thing popped into my eyes, was this big blackboard hanging over the self-service bar. Right opposite to it, is the mustard-coloured sofa which made the whole space even more comfy and cozy like home.
The signs are just so adorable… and informative? haha.
Teakha: Shop B, 18 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan
10am-7pm (Mon – Fri) & 9am – 8pm ( Sat – Sun)
Teakha II: 18 Po Tuck Street, Sai Wan
11am-7pm (Tues – Sun)