I had the pleasure to spend two consecutive Saturdays in this delightful little teashop cloistered in the corner of City Hall.
It is not your typical Chinese Tea shop with a dated Chinese decor with dragon/phoenix motifs and ink paintings.
Situated right above a korean restaurant, on the second storey of a pre-war shophouse, the decor is modern, very much like the living rooms you see in Wallpaper Magazine, with fresh blooms in handmade vases on every table.
They serve a selected range of fine teas, from Single Estate Darjeelings teas to high-end Chinese Teas. They made alot of effort in presenting the tea for you, as the pictures below attest. Effort was made to match the color of the tea with the serving vessel.
When you are in this place, you feel very at ease, a perfect place to have a nice chat with a friend, or just have a nice cup of pu'er alone.
The service is impeccable, and unobtrusive.
They serve you and leave you alone to enjoy your tea, not like generic places like Starbucks, where rubbish jazz is used as a sorry excuse for background noise, where teenage busboys howl out orders at the top of their voice, and where you always feel hurried to drink up and vacate your seat, and leave.
No. I don't work for Tea Bone Zen Mind, and I really recommend this place just to get away from the mad hustle bustle of the city.
also see umami's review of the place
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