Tea Museum in Hong Kong

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Some time ago, I was given some nice stickers of teapots (lovely pictures!), on which it said “Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware”. Finally today I researched about it & find this museum is located an old house in Hong Kong. How interesting it would be to join one of their Chinese tea gatherings or have a guided tour along the tea ware exhibitions!

Here’s the link: Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware

There is also some more information about Tea drinking in Hongkong on Wikipedia:

The teadrinking habits of Hong Kong residents derive from Chinese tea culture. After more than 150 years of British rule, however, they have changed somewhat to become unique in the world. This uniqueness is not only in terms of the tea itself, but also in terms of the underlying social and cultural values.

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Hong Kong is a place with plenty of night life. In contrast, streets are almost empty from seven to eight in the morning. Most shops open at or after nine o’clock in the morning, where Cantonese restaurants open at about six or even earlier (restaurants in the Western District open at about 4:00am). The working class of Hong Kong usually have breakfast in these Cantonese restaurants in the early morning. They enjoy 一盅兩件 (Lit. One bowl with two pieces, meaning a cup of tea with two Dim Sums) and they read newspapers in the morning before they go to work. Many elderly people bring their caged birds to the restaurants and chat with others. They can spend a whole morning by doing this.

Funny, eh?

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