From English Teas to Chinese Teas, these places will get your tea craving satisfied!
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Twitter user Ceddy said what we were all thinking: why are there so many cafes for coffee, and where are all the nice places for the obviously superior drink, tea? Judging by the response he received on the Tweet, plenty of Malaysians agree.
So if you’re tired of coffee and want hot leaf juice instead, here are some to visit in the Klang Valley:
1. Miss Ellie Tea House
This quaint little tea house is located in Taman Melawati and the interior decoration here is just such a mood. Did you know that the tea house got its name from their cu-TEA little poodle? Awh, cuteness overload!
This place has both teas and tisanes. FYI, tisanes contain no caffeine and are made from herbs or floral ingredients, not tea leaves.
A nice example would be pure rosemary steeped in a drink, a rosemary tisane. But rosemary and tea steeped together, that’s rosemary flavored tea.Justin Wong, owner of Miss Ellie Tea House, to TRP
Miss Ellie Tea House serves tea for 1 or 2 persons in their cute little aesthetic teapots with various flavors blended in-house such as China Rose, Chocolate tea, French Lavender, Egyptian Chamomile, and loads more.
Their specialty is homemade scones with condiments. They serve four flavored scones (Plain, Raisin, Oat, Chocolate) with four handmade condiments (strawberry jam, orange marmalade, clotted cream, and butter).
In addition to tea and scones, they also serve mains such as braised lamb shank and grilled salmon. The tea house is Muslim-friendly as they are pork and alcohol-free while being Halal compliant.
Currently, they are on a first-come, first-serve basis and do not take reservations.
Miss Ellie Tea House
Operation Hours: Every day (12 pm-9.30 pm) except Sunday and Monday
Address: 7, Jalan H3, Taman Melawati, 53100, Kuala Lumpur
2. Tanah dan Air
Tanah dan Air offers mainly Chinese Teas as well as some special-TEAs around the world, in a bar setting. This cafe is owned by a tea artist, Siow Fei.
What’s fascinating about this place is that their tea artists brew the teas using a small-pot method instead of in a large pot. This way, you get to taste the best of what each tea has to offer, spread over three brews.
This is a cafe that serves mainly drinks and a few snacks as well as desserts. They have your regular latte (tea+milk), cold brew (bottled teas), and their famous hand brewed tea served at the bar.
Some popular homemade tea-flavored desserts are the Osmanthus Jelly (Osmanthus jelly served with chilled longans) and Iron Buddha Jelly (Tie Luo Han and Red Bean jelly). They also do their own tea-infused rich ice cream with flavors such as Jasmine Green Tea, Pu Er Chocolate, and Oolong Tea Ice Creams.
If all these names of tea confuse you, they have beginner’s tea tasting and brewing workshops as well as advanced classes for intermediate-level students.
They don’t serve pork or alcohol except for the one Banana Chocolate Tuak cake. So Muslims, do try out some really good teas there, at your own discretion, of course.
Currently, dine-ins are by appointment only.
Tanah dan Air
Operation Hours: Every day (1 pm-7 pm) except Monday and Tuesday
Address: C-G-3B, Happy Mansion, Jalan 17/13, 46400, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
3. Tim’s Teapot Terrace
Located in Taman Melawati, this English Garden-themed cafe is the perfect place to feed in your British novel fantasy. Some people even say that they feel like they’ve been transported to the UK. Fancy.
These cafes are well regarded for their afternoon tea sets which are available for dine-in, take-aways, and also deliveries! Very modern, yet English. Their most favored teas are English Rose, Very Berry Crush, and Apple Elder Flower.
Apart from the tea set, they also have savory bestsellers such as their beef lasagna as well as mac and cheese. Their famed desserts include the Daim Chocolate Cake and the much sought-after, Pavlova.
Do check with them for big reservations at both places. You should also scroll on their Instagram for that particular day as their everyday desserts might vary.
This cafe is Muslim-owned, so it’s 100% halal. Yall Muslims can rest on your laurels for that.
Tim’s Teapot Terrace
Operation Hours: Every day (11 am- 7 pm) except Monday
Address: 9128, Lorong Perak, Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur / 342, Melawati Urban 1, Lorong Kedah, Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur
Tim’s Tea House Cafe
Operation Hours: Every day (11 am- 7 pm) except Monday
Address: 342, Melawati Urban 1, Lorong Kedah, Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur
4. Tea+ (also known as Teapluz)
For this pret-TEA place in Midvalley, Teapluz prides themselves on the artisanal handcrafted tea experience. They focus mainly on Chinese Teas.
They also offer tea workshops for those interested to know more about Chinese teas and what snack/dessert to pair them with. They suggest newcomers try their bestseller Nitro Tea and Mini Cheesecakes.
Other than those, they also sell a variety of products like the Cold Brew and Tea Latte (all bottled in aesthetic bottles) on their website. From Tea Drip Bags to Teaware, they have it all there.
They advertise themselves as pork and alcohol-free and are currently available for dine-in.
Tea+ (also known as Teapluz)
Operation Hours: Every day (10 am- 10 pm)
Address: Lot LG206, LG Floor, The Garden, Mid Valley City, 59200, Kuala Lumpur
5. TEA Verandah
This European fine tea lounge is located at Level 2, of the Atria Shopping Gallery in PJ and offers over 30 different types of teas to choose from.
Not just that, they also serve affordable Tea Sets for the morning, afternoon, and evening meals. Their snacks and desserts are ranging from their savory Tuna Fillo Puff to their tasty Creme Brulee. They also serve pasta and salmon steak.
Currently, their outlet in The Starling is closed but their first outlet in Atria Shopping Gallery is still open. If you want to make a reservation on busy weekends, you can contact them first, or else, it’ll be on a first come first serve basis.
Operation Hours: Every day (10 am- 7.30 pm) except Monday
Address: Atria Shopping Gallery, Lot SK 1, Jalan SS 22/23, Damansara Jaya, 47400, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, 47400 Petaling Jaya.
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Now, there you have it, these are some of the best places to go for a sip of tranquili-TEA with your loved ones. But always remember to be responsible and follow the given SOP closely! Enjoy your BREW-TEA-ful weekend!