Monday, August 19, 2019

Where to Get Best Tea in Jakarta

Spectr News Theme Isny Dewi R.
04, January 2019

During this time maybe what we know are only sweetened tea and teh tawar as the popular tea drinks in Indonesia. Finding a proper tea shop in Jakarta is also not an easy task. There are only a handful of tea shops offering good quality teas and special blends. Curious?

1. Lewis & Caroll
Lewis & Carroll is a modern Indonesian tea house. Here, tea lovers can find around 80 varieties of tea. The tea house is known for showcasing loose-leaf tea in tubes, allowing customers to sense and smell prior to choosing their drink.

The place divided the drinks into three categories, Signature, Heritage and Legacy. Signature is priced at Rp 40,000 and features common flavors, such as fruit teas. Heritage offers premium tea, such as white tea. Meanwhile, Legacy features rare teas, such as pu-erh (Chinese fermented tea). Because of its rarity, the tea is priced based on the market rate.

Photo Source: @lewisandcarrolltea

Lewis & Caroll
Address: Jl. Bumi No.4, Gunung, Kby. Baru, South Jakarta
Phone Number: 0812 1381 8465
Opening hours: Every day 08.00 – 22.00 WIB
Instagram: @lewisandcarrolltea

2. TWG Tea
TWG Tea is a Singapore-based luxury tea company. In Jakarta, the brand has two outlets located in Plaza Senayan and Pacific Place. The brand owns around 800 varieties of tea, including special blends and single origins. However, in Jakarta tea lovers can enjoy up to 450 teas, including the brand’s signature 1837 Black Tea, Singapore Breakfast Tea and Grand Wedding. 

Among the tea collection, customers can also try Grand Golden Yin Zhen. Priced at Rp 9,840,000 per package, the blend comprises white tea and 24-carat gold dust, making it suitable for an avid tea drinker.

Address: Plaza Senayan Level 1 Unit 109A, Jalan Asia Afrika No. 8, Central Jakarta
Opening hours: Every day 10.00 – 22.00 WIB
Instagram: @twgteaid

3. Pantjoran Tea House
Located near to Glodok Market in West Jakarta, Pantjoran Tea House is among the buildings in Kota Tua that have been renovated by the Jakarta Old Town Revitalization Corporation (JOTRC) and the Jakarta Endowment for Art and Heritage (Jeforah).

Photo Source: @pantjoran_tea

The building used to be a pharmacy called Apotek Chung Hwa. Nowadays, visitors to Glodok can get a free tea served in classic teapots in front of the shop and read a brief history of the area. Once guests step inside, they will find popular teas, such as jasmine, oolong, sencha and genmaicha. Pantjoran Tea House also offers Gong Fu Cha. Priced at Rp 75,000, tea lovers can experience the art of brewing Chinese tea.  

Pantjoran Tea House
Address: Jl. Pancoran Raya No.4-6 Glodok Tamansari 9, West Jakarta
Phone Number: 021 6905904
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 08.00 – 20.00, Sat & Sun 07.00 – 21.00 WIB
Instagram: @pantjoran_tea

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