Field Trip:Second visit to classic Taipei tea house: Cha Cha Thé 采采食茶下午茶時光 (第二訪)

Information: Address: No.23, Lane 219, Sec. 1, Fusing S. Rd., Da-an District, Taipei City 10685, Taiwan | Phone: 02-2781-8289 | Directions: MRT Fuxing Station, Exit 3, Turn right at the first alleyway, walk 6 blocks, turn left before you see 7-11. |台北市復興南路一段219巷23號

Cha Cha Thé in my opinion, is one of the classic tea houses in Taipei.  Whenever I have visitors visiting from overseas, I want to take them here to enjoy some of the most serene and delightful afternoon tea experiences in Taipei. The service is always friendly and accommodating, and the food and tea are flawless.  During this visit, they were preparing for a private dinner event, but they were kind enough to accommodate us anyway.

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The afternoon tea menu changes seasonally, but it’s always lovely to be surprised with different desserts. (you can see the desserts from my first visit here if you like!) 

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We ordered the CHA CHA Afternoon Tea Set, which included a pot of tea, and these glorious desserts: (From front row, left to right) Pineapple custard tart with Dried pineapple flower (鳳梨花塔) Raspberry mousse with roselle jelly (覆盆子慕斯襯洛神花凍)    Black rice with vanilla tart  (養生香草紫米塔) Toast with cream cheese and smoked salmon (奶油乳酪燻鮭魚捲吐司) Litchi with tea cake (荔枝香綠茶蛋糕) Apple with rose macaroon (青蘋果玫瑰花馬卡龍) Mushroom and bacon quiche with butterfly lily (野薑花培根野菇鹹派)

They look like tiny bites, but each bite was a satisfying exquisite explosion of unexpected flavors.  My favorites were the black rice with vanilla tart, and the litchi with tea cake.  The biggest surprise of was the pineapple cake. I usually despise regular pineapple cakes, with their uninspired, blandly sweet oddly un-pineapple filling, but Cha Cha Thé ‘s version will spoil you for life. The flower on top is a clever twist of dried pineapple, which was tangy and sweet.  The tart crust was filled with vanilla custard, which offset the tartness of the pineapple. Divine.

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In addition to the afternoon tea, I have always thought that Cha Cha Thé is the perfect place to pick up a gift that is uniquely from Taiwan. There is a tempting collection of teas, candies and storage containers.  Everything comes beautifully wrapped in cloth covered box and ribbon.  I never knew how much I liked hot pink until I saw it here at Cha Cha Thé!

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Enjoy!

Information: Address: No.23, Lane 219, Sec. 1, Fusing S. Rd., Da-an District, Taipei City 10685, Taiwan | Phone: 02-2781-8289 | Directions: MRT Fuxing Station, Exit 3, Turn right at the first alleyway, walk 6 blocks, turn left before you see 7-11. |台北市復興南路一段219巷23號

Note: There is a minimum spend of $380 per person

(This was not a sponsored post, all experiences and viewpoints are my own, I paid for all items consumed)

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