Leanne Wei

Chinese Tea Ceremony at 隐茶茗月

I like to spend my Sundays with people who energize me. Whether it's having tea, brunch or dinner, I try to make it a weekly ritual to spend time to reconnect with close friends.  My Sunday morning yesterday was spent sipping Chinese tea over conversation with my dear friend Yuham at a gorgeous little tea house called 隐茶茗月 inside Huaihai755. I arrived a little early to snap some pictures before she arrived and I just fell in love with the decor, ambience and the amount of natural sunlight this place has. We got our own little elevated tea room with a sunroof and soaked up all the Vitamin D we so desperately needed after this long freezing winter in Shanghai. 

For the tea ceremony, we chose two types of teas: oolong and pu-er. The oolong was lovely - light, fruity, floral. It was a nice contrast to the bold and earthy taste of pu-er. Each tea comes with a set of light snacks which changes daily. Yesterday we got, savory popcorn, orange slices and mini toasty biscuits. 

I have no idea how time flies, but we ended up spending about three hours here before finally realizing how hungry we both were and went in search for lunch. I guess that's the thing - it's so easy to lose track of time when you spend it with people who energize you. And when two tea lovers come together, it's amazing to be around people who also love what you love. 

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隐茶茗月
Address: 4th Floor, Xinhualian Building, 755 Huaihai Zhong Road

地址: 淮海中路755号新华联大厦四楼