You can grab a hot tea at any old café, but it will be far from the beautiful experience that you’ll have at Ching Ching Cha. This Chinese tea house offers a traditional tea ritual common in many Asian cultures, along with the delicious food that will make it your new favorite spot to dine. Choose from white, green, or black tea varieties, along with artisanal teas that feature a blooming flower right in your steaming hot cup. Ching Ching Cha also has medicinal brews and tisanes made with herbs and dried plants – these aren’t your boring coffee shop tea bags.
You’ll want to sit and savor each sip, so Ching Ching Cha has plenty of tasty bites for you to nibble on. Enjoy light snacks or Asian desserts, or if a full meal is in order, Ching Ching Cha has bento-style boxes with three vegetables, a featured dish, jasmine rice, and soup. You might come for a lovely tea service, but be thinking about your return trip once you taste Ching Ching Cha’s fresh food.
Find the tea house in Georgetown, just moments from your apartment in DC, with reduced hours (due to the pandemic) from Thursday to Monday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.