If you’re like us and you can’t get enough of the rich, bitter taste of Japanese green tea, or matcha, then Matchaya will be a haven for you. As the name suggests, Matchaya specialises in matcha. They also have desserts such as cake rolls and soft-serve ice-cream, as well as other tea flavours including houjicha (a type of Japanese roasted tea) and royal milk tea.
Matchaya has two outlets located at #01-72 Icon Village and #01-08 The Cathay.
We can’t mention tea rooms in Singapore without mentioning TWG, which stands for The Wellbeing Group.
Founded in 2007 (and not 1837 as you might mistakenly believe from its logo), TWG prides itself as being an upscale teahouse with over 800 different blends available, ranging from red, white, green, yellow, blue and black tea.
Our favourite is the 1837 White Tea, which has a light taste but packs a fragrant punch.They also have blends that are exclusive to Singapore, such as the Stamford Raffles tea as pictured.
As you enjoy a pot of tea, why not complete the experience with their signature tea-infused desserts such as macarons and Earl Grey cake?
TWG has over 10 outlets in Singapore located in places such as Marina Bay Sands, Swissotel The Stamford and ION Orchard.
If you’re looking to pick up tea appreciation and the art of Chinese tea, then you have to pay Tea Chapter a visit.
Helmed by Grand Tea Master Patrick Kang, who has over 20 years of experience in Chinese Tea Art, you can learn the artform from him through his eight-hour workshop (four lessons of two hours each) at $380 per person.
You’ll learn the characteristics of various teas, styles of appreciation and the process of brewing tea.
There are also shorter tea appreciation packages that start from $48 per pax for those with less time to spare.
Finally, you can also buy a variety of Chinese tea ranging from Dragon Well, Scarlet Robe to top grade Pu’er.
Tea Chapter is located at 9 Neil Road, Singapore 088808.
For those who love dim sum and tea, marry both of them together at Tian Fu Tea Room.
The Chinese restaurant serves over 30 types of fine Chinese tea ranging from the usual green and red tea, to more unusual offerings of yellow, white and flower teas.
If you’re heading to their Parkroyal on Beach Road hotel branch, we recommend picking the Imperial High Tea set ($32++ per person) where Tian Fu will pair their tea offerings with seven dim sum and two dessert delicacies.
Tian Fu Tea Room has three outlets at Parkroyal on Beach Road, Parkroyal on Kitchener Road and #60-01 UOB Plaza 1.
Established in 1925, Pek Sin Choon is the oldest teahouse on this list.
Now managed by fourth generation Kenry Peh, the tea merchant still supplies Chinese tea including jasmine and oolong to many renowned hotels and restaurants, such as Intercontinental Singapore and the Din Tai Fung restaurants.
And if you’ve been to a bak kut teh restaurant in Singapore, there’s a high chance that their tea was supplied by Pek Sin Choon.
So if you’re in the market for premium Chinese tea sold by a brand with a rich history, pay Pek Sin Choon a visit. You can also reach out to them for a tea tasting session.
Pek Sin Choon is located at 36 Mosque Street, Singapore 059514.