Thưởng Trà

where: Hoàn Kiếm (Phòng 301 nhà tập thể số, 2 Tông Đản, Lý Thái Tổ)

parking: 10k VND for motorbikes

price range: 150k VND/pot of tea

hours: 8:00AM-10:00PM

setting: broody & intimate traditional tea shop

group friendly: yes

stand-out dish: ask the server for her expert opinion on the many aromatic teas


hot tip: the tea shop doesn't have a sign at street-level - ask the surrounding restaurants to point you to the correct staircase

Thưởng Trà is a stunning oasis located above the bustling streets of Hoàn Kiếm. Up the stairs, past the fountain with koi fish, and through the curtained doorway lies the delightfully dim and moody tea house. Pick from a tempting selection of loose teas and enjoy the gorgeous, practically choreographed tea service.

verdict: This tea shop is an incredible experience, both for locals looking for a treat and tourists interested in learning about tea.