Experience Tastings, Workshops, and More at These 12 Singapore Teahouses
The art of tea is a very sacred thing, and while there are many tea houses around the city, we’ve hunted down the best in the business.
Learn all about tea pouring, experience tea tasting workshops, or simply indulge yourself in premium tea flavours and blends from around the world at the tea houses featured below!
1. Excusez-moi, may I take your order please?: Antea Social
We can’t quite decide if we feel like we’re on the streets of Paris or Tokyo, but whichever way you feel, we’re loving this dreamy teahouse – and all of its pastel and minimalist interiors included.
You’ll find a curated selection of both hot and cold artisanal teas on their menu (and scrumptious slices of cake), and they also offer custom tea blending.
We also love how informative the experience is here, and when ordering any tea off of their menu, you’ll learn about its taste profile, country of origin, and the type of tea leaves that you’ve selected.
2. A celebration of Chinese Baroque architecture and premium teas: Tea Bone Zen Mind
Don’t be fooled by the exterior, this isn’t a residential home (even though to get inside the Teahouse you will need to ring the front doorbell). Once inside, become mesmerised by what almost feels more like a gallery than a teahouse.
Tea tastings are done in private rooms, accompanied by a selection of food and are only available via bookings (they don’t accept walk-ins).
Celebrating Chinese, Japanese and English teas, they’ve cleverly encapsulated the different cultures into the art-deco design aesthetic, adding to the overall ambience – koi pond included.
3. Experience tea workshops and ceremonies with the pros: Tea Chapter
If you’re serious about tea ceremonies, come and celebrate with tea professionals.
At this teahouse you’ll get to enjoy different teas, along with some savoury snacks such as Dragon Rice Balls – all the while actually learning about the history and culture of Tea Chapter’s different brews.
They also offer tea workshops which are run by their Grand Tea Master where you can learn more about the art form.
4. It’s the small, important details that count: Yixing Xuan Teahouse
Feel right at home taking lessons from the father and daughter combo, and get to learn about the different aspects of tea pouring and appreciation. As an ex-coffee connoisseur, it was owner Vincent’s idea to present tea and its art form in a simple and easy way.
Even beginner tea drinkers will be able to understand the art of tea, and how drinking tea can be more than just an activity, but a sort of therapy too.
You’ll decide here how you’d like your tea brewed, in a traditional tea set or a more modern, tea-infuser mug set.
5. One of the oldest teahouses in Singapore: Pek Sin Choon
Established in 1925, it’s no surprise why one would want to pay tribute, we mean, a visit to this traditional Chinese Teahouse.
They supply many of their own branded teas to popular hotels and restaurants around the city, and if you want to go straight to the source, head on over and try the teas here.
Once you take a closer step into the unassuming building, you’ll feel the history within it’s yellow walls.
6. Enjoy tea grown at a UNESCO World Heritage Site: Camellia茗岩 Tea Bar
Mixing traditional with contemporary, this gorgeous and inspired space focuses on offering loose-leaf tea grown in Wuyi Mountains, China (also a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
Choose from one of their various tea workshops, or simply enjoy a cuppa around their wooden tea-bar, set up like a sushi belt. And just an FYI for our tea connoisseurs, they specialise in Wuyi Rock Oolong tea.
This is one brewer that focuses on sustainability, and they’ve made it part of their business philosophy to incorporate and showcase just that.
7. Enjoy the royal treatment in private tea rooms: Royal Eternity Tea
At Royal Eternity Tea, you’ll find a super elegant, traditional Singaporean teahouse decked out in fine, luxe finishes with a contemporary twist.
There are different rooms available for booking, and each private dining experience boasts different designs and features, each as stylish as the next.
The rooms can be booked by the hour. You’ll feel right at home, with rooms made to represent a comfortable living space, TV included!
8. Learn all about tea philosophy and artistry: Tea Sense
This Chinese Teahouse focuses purely on celebrating the art of tea through ritual tea ceremonies. It’s their hope that others will see that tea in the same way as tao, and in harmony with the natural order of things.
They believe that through the practice of the way of tea, your heart and soul will grow and strengthen. Naturally, they promote Tea Culture, along with the virtues and teachings of Tea Philosophy and Artistry.
9. All things traditionally Chinese: Tian Fu Tea Room
If you’re in the mood for a traditional teahouse experience, but you’re hungry for food too, this Chinese teahouse and restaurant is the perfect mix for your afternoon.
They serve over 30 premium Chinese tea varieties along with handmade dim-sum. Do look out for their specials too – they also offer High Tea in varying months, if you want to make a day of it and everything.
Plus, the views from here are pretty spectacular!
10. Don’t forget your cameras at this gorgeous teahouse!: Hvala @ Chijmes
For our modern enthusiasts, your hearts will skip a beat when you get a load of the minimalist interiors here that are just so.insta.worthy.
And there’s no one that does contemporary better than the Japanese, whose design aesthetic they’ve adopted here. But it’s not just the interiors, this tea spot focuses on Japanese teas too.
If you’re looking for a spot to relax or get your creative juices flowing, this is an ideal location. Plus, they often host exhibitions, for those who enjoy taking in arty vibes.
11. Tea in all different shapes and forms: The 1872 Clipper Tea Co.
Not just limiting themselves to the drinking experience, if you’re a lover of all things tea, in whatever shape, form, or flavour… Well, you’ve also got to try one of their tea-infused desserts like their Tea Puffs!
Almost reminiscent of a teahouse on the streets of London, this teahouse has its own tea brand which they serve, plus a bunch of tea mocktails!
12. One for our matcha fanatics: Matchaya
You guessed it, this teahouse does enjoy all things matcha, and their tea bar is the epitome of Japanese cool.
They offer interesting flavours including a Burnt Shizuoka Oolong, and if you’ve got an extra craving for something sweet, do try one of their pastries or cakes, or soft-serve matcha ice-cream.
Taking part in the true art of tea is part and parcel of what makes visiting a teahouse such an experience. These spots truly offer their guests something special.
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