In addition to coffee, tea is a common choice for Vietnamese people when we go out. Vietnamese tea houses are very diverse in type, style, price, etc. This article will introduce 3 primary tea houses styles in Vietnam to help you find the suitable one to enjoy Vietnamese tea.
1. Vietnamese tea house in traditional style
Vietnamese traditional tea houses generally provide a different experience for those looking for a pleasant and peaceful moment from the hustle rotation of daily life.
The teahouse has decorations following the architecture of an ancient house in the rural area with bamboo tables and chairs, bamboo trees, lotus flowers, etc. Sitting under the porch and seeing the wispy smoke from the teapot, your soul will be healed and relaxed. There are many types of tea to enjoy at the teahouse, such as classic green tea, scented tea, herbal tea, etc.
Here are some suggestions of traditional tea houses in Vietnam for you.
Hien Tra Truong Xuan tea house – 13 Ngo Tat To, Dong Da district, Hanoi
It is one of the best Vietnamese tea house for anyone interested in traditional tea ceremonies. You can sit in the warm lighting tea room on winter days or sit in the garden on summer days. They serve a variety of traditional teas from famous regions of Vietnam, or scented tea with natural flowers like lotus tea, jasmine tea, chamomile tea, rose tea, etc.
Thuong Tra tea house – 301, Building 2 Tong Dan, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi
Thuong Tra tea house features classic wooden furniture decorated with many pots of flower pots of flowers. The tea house is well-known with specialty teas of ancient tea trees over hundred years old.
Trinh Ca Tearoom – Alley 233 To Hieu Dich Vong Cau Giay Hanoi
Trinh Ca tea room, hidden in a small lane in Hanoi, exudes a village vibe with its pitched roof snuggled beneath bamboo. Through a beautiful bridge with colorful flowers and a lovely fish pool, we will go to a small room, where we enjoy tea and listen to the live music of Trinh Cong Son every Sunday.
Tra Viet tea house – 380/8A Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, 8th ward, 3rd district, Ho Chi Minh
Tra Viet, one of the most well-known tea ceremony houses in Ho Chi Minh city, attracts tea lovers, cultural and historical researchers, singers, musicians, etc.
The tea menu specializes in traditional teas such as Tay Ho lotus tea, Ta Xua ancient tea, Thai Nguyen tips tea, and Bao Loc jasmine tea. Regular tea culture activities are happening there, such as receiving international delegations to learn about Vietnamese tea, seminars, thematic talks on tea, etc.
Tra Quan Diem Mot Thoi – 36-38 Ly Tu Trong, Ben Nghe ward, 1 district, Ho Chi Minh city
You will feel relaxed when you enter a quiet space in the soft light of the hanging lanterns. Each decoration has a rustic style. Guests sip tea while listening to familiar folk songs like Ca Tru, Chau Van, Quan Ho Bac Ninh, Quang Ho, and Hue Ca, etc., or watching the fashion show of Ao Dai and traditional costumes of Vietnam’s ethnic minorities.
Furthermore, they can also taste regional specialties with tea, for example, lotus heart tea paired with longan, jasmine tea used with green bean cake, etc.
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2. Vietnamese tea house in English classic style
In recent years, drinking afternoon tea in the classic English style has emerged in the Vietnamese lifestyle. Many people like this trend because of its high formality, elegance, peace, and noble beauty.
Traditional afternoon tea will include one pot of hot tea, sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, pastries and cakes, sugar, an hourglass, etc. The tea set is vintage style with china porcelain or a nice silver pot. And tea snacks are often put on beautiful three-tier cake stands.
Following new trends, many new tea houses in English style have appeared to serve Vietnamese afternoon tea in a romantic and lyrical setting with a lovely design. It is easy to find luxury tea houses in big cities like Hanoi, Hochiminh city, Da Nang, etc.
Here is my introduction to some Vietnamese tea houses in this style.
Sofitel Legend Metropole – 15 Ngo Quyen, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
It is one of the most luxurious destinations for those who want to join an afternoon tea party in Hanoi. Everything is good here, from the architecture interior to the food. The view outside is a green space of trees. Besides tea, the variety of tea menus with delicious cakes and scones are the factors that attract gourmets.
The Lounge JW Marriott Hotel – 8 Do Duc Duc, Me Tri, Nam Tu Liem, Hanoi
The JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi is designed in a modern and luxury style. Afternoon tea is served in a glass room with a view of the open lake at The Lounge. A great place to meet up with friends for a chat or simply a relaxing weekend afternoon while listening to the melodious piano.
Baked By Julie – 193 Hang Bong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Baked By Julie is a perfect tea house for those who love pink color or take photoshoots. Come here to save yourself a set of super cool photos if you’re a pink lover.
Chill Garden Lounge – 180-192 Nguyen Cong Tru, Nguyen Thai Binh ward, 1 district, Ho Chi Minh city
The tea house is designed with each table resembling a birdcage, making it very private for people to sit. Tea and cakes here are also appreciated for their high-class delicious taste. Furthermore, you can zoom out to view the city around from the tea house. It is the best place to relax and take super wonderful check-in photos.
Park Lounge, Park Hyatt Saigon – 2 Cong Truong Lam Son, 1 District, Ho Chi Minh City
This tea house locates in inside a leading luxury hotel in the center of Ho Chi Minh city, so the space is lavish and splendid, with European style. Park Lounge is a stunningly beautiful space with high windows and brilliant crystal chandeliers reflecting shimmering sunlight.
In addition, the cakes here are diverse and rich, ranging from savory dishes to pastries like cranberry macarons, ginger pomelo cream puffs, anise-flavored chocolate tarts, and so on.
Sécret de Rosie – 47 Luong Huu Khanh, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, 1 District, Ho Chi Minh City.
Secret de Rosie is designed in the European style with 3 floors. Each floor of tea house has its distinct décor. When you step into the restaurant, the first impression is the meticulous attention to detail in the decoration style. Everything in the restaurant matches the concept of the tea house. It has a palatial and luxurious appearance like a fairy palace in Europe. Every room is exquisite and luxurious. You will definitely love it.
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3. Vietnamese tea house in modern style
Tea houses in modern style in Vietnam are mostly milk tea houses designed in many youthful styles, which are virtual check-in points of the youth. Milk tea became a feverish new phenomenon among young people around the end of 2010. A “milk tea storm” happened when hundreds of milk tea shops opened across Vietnam. Milk tea seems to be an indispensable drink of the youth today.
The milk tea house is widely available, from the city to the countryside. There appears to be a milk tea shop just a few meters away. Phuc Long, Ding Tea, Royal Tea, Bobapop tea, Gong cha, Goky, Feeling Tea, Toco Toco are a few examples. Each milk tea shop will have different milk tea flavors, toppings, and backgrounds.
You can also find out more interesting information about milk tea culture in Vietnam in the article of Vietnamese milk tea.
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Above are some popular Vietnamese tea house that you should hang out when visit Vietnam. No matter which place you choose the taste of tea and Vietnamese people’s hospitality will bring you unforgettable memories.