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Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, Hong Kong

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Learn about the history of tea and its cultural significance at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, situated in the oldest colonial-style building in Hong Kong. Besides the fascinating architecture, the museum is home to various antique teapots, bowls, and trays, made out of porcelain or purple clay. View exhibits about the tea drinking ceremony, with explanations both in Chinese and English, and see the interactive displays showcasing the history of tea in China. Visit the cafe for some freshly brewed local tea, or purchase quality tea and accessories at the shop. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware and many more Hong Kong attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Hong Kong holiday planner.
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  • I always wanted to visit Chinese teapot or tea process factory. Hence, found out this place from the website and its tea sharing and demo session. After arranged meeting my long-time Hong Kong pen-pal...  more »
  • I stumbled by accident upon this gem of a museum during a short visit to HongKong. It was a real godsend since I have lived in China for close to two decades and in that time I have become very intere...  more »
  • This museum has a small but well curated collection of tea ware. When we visited, the first floor also contained an interesting exhibit of Neolithic jade artifacts from a local archaeological site. Co...  more »
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  • It's in a great park. Fairly extensive collection of teapots. But it's a bit lacking in.. va voom!
  • The art of Chinese Tea is incredibly complicated. You could learn something here and enjoy the Chinese Tea and Chinese music in Lok Cha Hin. This is one of the best place in the world for a hot summer.
  • At Hong Kong park’s northernmost tip is the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware. Built in 1846 as the home of the commander of the British forces, it is the oldest colonial building in Hong Kong still standing in its original spot. The museum, a branch of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, houses a collection of antique Chinese tea ware.
  • Honestly, a bit disappointing for someone who does pottery. There are some nice pieces but most are simply remarkable in that they have survived this long, not for any intrinsic interestingness. Maybe it will be better when they reopen the other half.
  • Nice exhibitions with videos shown along to illustrate various tea brewing techniques.