|Masala tea and roselle scone|
I first met Nana, who owns Teakha (and is at the shop most days) at a blogger's gathering organised by Josh, aka Chaxiubao - if anyone tells you they know all about the early days on Hong Kong food blogging and they don't know Chaxiubao, they're lying. It wasn't too long ago, but Josh wanted to know who these "new" blogging people were, and ta-da, I got to meet Hong Kong blogging royalty! Nana has a fab blog too, but together with Josh, they had a food show called Wok with Nana, where they went and met people making food in traditional ways, and Nana would teach you how to cook it at home. But now that Nana has opened Teakha, I don't think they have the time anymore - which is a shame, because it was such a good show!
|Teakha before the renovations in April (a terrace has been added)|
On the menu are teas from around the Asian region, and each cup is made meticulously to order. My masala chai, for example, was made on the stove when I ordered it. There are also things like Hong Kong-style milk tea, as well as more "straightforward" brews from Taiwan, Nepal and beyond. Food-wise, there's a big breakfast and some of the aforementioned scones - which are truly excellent. It has the exact right balance of crumbles, moisture and richness. Too many times have I had scones in this town that were either dry as sawdust or hard enough for building foundations. The green tea cheese cake gets a lot of raves too, but I was just there for something light that day - I know I'll be back anyway!
Shop B, 18 Tai Ping Shan St
+852 2858 9185
11am-6pm Wed-Fri, noon-7pm Sat-Sun
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