We’ve heard enough of cafes serving exceptional coffees; where does that leave the tea lovers?! As a tea enthusiast myself, nothing beats catching up with my girlfriends over a cup of freshly-brewed tea which is the best weekend tea-rapy. We know it is not an easy task to hunt for tea spots around KL but don’t worry, we’ve done the research for you. Bookmark this page for 8 Quali-tea Places In KL For People Who Are Obsessed With Tea!
8 Quali-tea Places For People Who Are Obsessed With Tea
1. Tanah dan Air 坔茶舍
Tea connoisseurs, you may be familiar with this quaint little cafe. Often praised for their great hospitality, the mastermind behind Tanah dan Air specialises in brewing the best Chinese teas. On top of that, they make their own ice cream as well by incorporating tea leaves into the recipe – the perfect way to soothe your throat after a sip of good hot tea! If you’re seeking a new hobby to get into, be sure to sign up for their tea tasting and brewing workshop too. Perhaps you can share what you learnt with us? 😉
Address : C-G-3B, Happy Mansion, Jalan 17/13, Selangor,Petaling Jaya
Operating Hours : Wed-Sun 12pm-9pm
2. Leaf Lohas 老葉的児子
Leaf Lohas is the true definition of zen. Exuding a very relaxing and cosy ambience, it is the perfect hideout from the hustle and bustle of the city. Its owner, Yap Yaw Chung who is also an interior designer, has designed his teahouse to allow patrons to enjoy a cuppa in a homey and lovely atmosphere. Specialising in white tea, oolong and puer, you’ll be spoilt with a wide selection of Chinese teas which can be enjoyed alongside their homemade desserts, including cheesecake and tea konnyaku jelly. Check out the Azuki Bean Yokan if you fancy red beans; perfect texture and not too sweet – we bet you’ll always have room for dessert.
Address : A-3-UG, Jalan C180/1, Dataran C180, Cheras, Selangor
Operating Hours : Tues-Sun 10am-10pm
3. Hype Concept Cafe
Famous for their cute and eye-catching desserts, you’ve probably seen shots of their food everywhere on Instagram. Tucked away in SS15, Hype Concept Cafe is the absolute go-to for tea lovers. They take it to the next level by serving teas in decorative and colourful teapots that look like they came straight out of a Disney film; this is how you know they take their teas seriously. And their desserts? They definitely do not lack in terms of flavour and presentation too.
Address : A9-G , Jalan SS15/4D, Subang Jaya
Operating Hourse: 9am-12am. Opens daily.
We’ve featured this café in our 10 Garden Inspired Cafes in KL previously, so rest-assured that you’re going to get a good Instagram photo out of this place. However, the highlight of Chocha.Foodstore would be that they only serve teas, which is amazing news for tea fanatics like us. Chocha which translates into “sit and drink tea” in Hakka has just encouraged to strengthen our ‘yumcha’ culture when we are here. Opt for their oolong tea or even cold brew tea to stay cool on a hot day.
Address : no 156, Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours : Sun-Thurs (except Mon) 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12am, Mon (Closed)
5. TEA Verandah
Located conveniently in a shopping mall, TEA Verandah is a great spot to unwind after a tiring day of shopping. Unleash your inner tai tai here and enjoy a good “hi-tea” session with your girlfriends. TEA Verandah offers both savoury and sweet pastries, and their fluffy scones are to-die-for. Wanna feel even fancier? They serve teas in a wine glass too, so you can indulge in your tai tai fantasies to the fullest. We recommend getting the After Sun’ set which is affordable (RM28) and great for small-eaters.
Address : Lot SK-1 Level 2 ATRIA Shopping Gallery Jln SS22/23 Damansara Jaya, Petaling Jaya
Operating Hours : 10:30am-10:30pm. Opens daily.
6. The Roast Things
The Roast Things pride themselves in brewing some of the most delicious coffee in KL and indeed, they were crowned ‘Champion International Roasters’ back in 2018. Although they are more well known for their coffee, they serve fragrant specialty teas as well. Besides having great beverages, the ambience and simple décor of the café do not fall short either and this shall be your next on your café-hopping list.
Address : A-G-01, Prima Avenue, The Tube, Jalan PJU 1/39, Dataran Prima, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating hours : Mon-Sat 9am-5pm
7. Miss Ellie Tea House
Patrons who visited this tea house have claimed that this is where the best scones in the Klang Valley exist. The interior of this place will make you feel right at home and we are not kidding when we say that. Thanks to their quirky furniture, their décor will definitely remind you of someone’s house, but we ain’t complaining! They serve a good variety of savoury mains too but if you are craving for a cuppa tea, we definitely recommend pairing that up with their well-loved scones.
Address : 7 Jalan H3, Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours : Tues-Sat 12pm-9:30pm
8. Betjeman & Barton
We need to save the classy one for the last. Situated in Pavilion KL, they have an impressive variety of flavoured teas from fruit teas to classics. One of Betjeman’s crowd favourites is their classic Chai but if you’re not a fan, their other tea selections have something for everyone. It may be a little pricey but with such an excellent dining experience, we would say it’s worth it.
Address : P3.01.03 Fashion Avenue 3rd floor, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours : Sun-Thurs 10am-10pm , Fri 10pm-5pm, Sat (Closed)
8 Quali-tea Places For People Who Are Obsessed With Tea
So, do you like our list of tea houses? We know how hard it is to find good teas in Kuala Lumpur so we hope you discovered some new gems here! If you are a tea connoisseur and would love to share some of your recommendations, do tell us in the comment section below 🙂