Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware

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Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware information

Hong Kong , China
Address
Street 10 Cotton Tree Dr
Telephone
+852 2869 0690
More information
www.lcsd.gov.hk/ce/museum/arts/english/tea/intro/eintro.html
Prices
admission free
Opening hours
10am-5pm Wed-Mon
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Lonely Planet review

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: bowls, teaspoons, brewing trays, sniffing cups (used particularly for enjoying the fragrance of the finest oolong from Taiwan) and, of course, teapots made of porcelain or purple clay from Yixing. The ground-floor cafe is a great place to recharge over a pot of fine tea.