3,000 years of tea ware in Hong Kong

Cha, chai, teh – no matter what you call it, tea (camellia sinensis) is undoubtedly the favourite brew of the Asian masses. Especially so in China, where tea drinking originated thousands of years ago.

Not surprising then, that there is an entire museum in Hong Kong dedicated to the promotion of Chinese tea culture.

On my last trip to Hong Kong (more about that in my post Uniquely Hong Kong), I visited the quaint Museum of Tea Ware, located in the historical Flagstaff House.

A ‘must-visit’ for any tea lover travelling to Hong Kong, the museum’s well-crafted exhibits showcase how tea preparation and tea ware design has changed over the past 3,000 years.

I’m pleased to share the experience via the Jan-Feb’15 issue of PASSAGE, the bi-monthly magazine of the Friends of the Museums Singapore.

Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, Hong Kong

(Reproduced with the permission of the Editor)

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