Ching Ching Cha in Washington, District Of Columbia
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An inspiration.

This shop is tucked away so well that it’d be difficult to find if you weren’t looking for it. Inside is a GORGEOUS space decorated traditionally with tons of tea sets, loose leaf teas, pots, plates, books, and anything tea-related. Along one wall are low tables with pillows and throughout the rest of the space are tables that are normal height.

The tea offerings here are vast, and the quality is very good. Each type of tea is served in an appropriate manner (oolongs are gong-fu with yixing teapots, loose green is served in a porcelain gaiwan, blooming teas come in glass so you can see it open, etc) and the price is somewhere between 7-50 dollars, depending on the type of tea you get. This was the first time I had gongfu tea and I was so inspired that I had to start buying my own tea sets after one visit!

Also offered are very good set lunches (I like the curry chicken the best), expensive pastries (that are tasty, thank heavens), and very fairly priced appetizers that are to DIE for (I recommend the curry beef roll and the vegetable dumplings).

Ching Ching Cha is amazingly well put together and there’s no air of pretentiousness here like other tea houses in the area. Come in, take off your shoes, drink tea all afternoon, and enjoy life!



I’m an elementary school music teacher with a rabid tea obsession. I typically go for green oolongs and sweet blacks on a typical day, but I’ll try anything, really!



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