A cafe dedicated to tea is open; it’s inspired by heritage teahouse and serves IG-worthy beverages

In need of a well-deserved caffeine break? Meet BreakTalk Group’s brand new tea concept that’s unlike any other: Charlie Tea or 茶礼 (cha li), in Chinese.

Existing in a combination of modernity with a touch of old-world charm, you can say we’re pretty excited to share this new discovery with you! Read on to find out more about this cosy 1,100-square feet sanctuary that’s about to become our next favourite afternoon hangout spot.

Charlie Tea: “When there is tea, there is harmony.”

Experience the perfect ambience for heartfelt ruminations and authentic tea traditions with this 18-seater tea-house that’s located right in the heart of town, yet away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Inspired by a heritage tea-house setting, this pioneering store is backed by the moving tale of a young tea farmer in Fujian who travelled around the world at the age of 18 in pursuit of the art of tea.

Today, Charlie Tea stands as a representation of the culmination of experiences and learnings of the tea farmer, where he hopes to convey the harmonious ability of tea that brings people together while cultivating an appreciation for this specialised art form.

Serving artisanal teas appraised by tea masters

Boasting a range of artisanal teas to be enjoyed both hot and cold, the brand promises the highest quality and pure authenticity in every sip, with tea leaves specially sourced, hand-picked, curated, and cultivated from the Fujian Province in China and Sri Lanka.

But here’s the real deal: every cup of tea brewed in Charlie Tea is carefully appraised by appointed tea masters to ensure the best flavour for your tasting! 

Charlie Tea: The menu

The tea-house offers a comprehensive menu based on the foundation of its remarkably fragrant Pure Tea series (纯茶系列), comprising:

  • Green Jade (an uplifting light-bodied green tea with an organic, earthy note)
  • Mount Wu (a calming medium-bodied oolong tea with an intense roasted, nutty aroma)
  • Red Phoenix (a lively full-bodied red tea with a light and fresh citrus note)

And of course, we can’t miss out on our local milk tea lovers! Take your pick with the selection of milk teas, from the lusciously fragrant Milk Tea (茶奶系列) and Pearl Milk Tea (珍丸茶奶系列) series.

Red Phoenix Pearl Milk Tea, S$3.30

If you’re in need of a stronger pick-me-up, opt for one of the invigorating drinks from the Cold Brew series (冷萃茶系列), featuring the Cold Brew Green Jade and Cold Brew Mount Wu.

Green Jade Pink Cloud, S$3.00

Psst! These tea leaves are soaked for over 12 hours to ensure flavours are fully extracted for complete enjoyment! We’re definitely intrigued.

If you’re in search for a dose of vitamins, check out the Fruit Tea (果茶系列), Slushie+ (多多系列), and POP Tea (泡泡系列) series which feature drinks in a myriad of forms. Drink it however you’d like: pure, cultured milk-based, sparkling or ice-blended, all made with fresh fruits!

Berry Slushie+, S$4.80
Dragon Fruit POP, S$3.80

For the Instagram-crazed foodie, here’s a photogenic special for you to shoot! The House-Special Pink Cloud series (云盖系列) sits pretty, featuring Charlie Tea’s signature light and smooth Pink Cloud paired to perfection with its range of Pure Teas and Fruit Teas.

Yuzu Pink Cloud, S$4.60

If these homely blends aren’t enough to warm you up from the inside, take comfort in the warm brews of the Pure Tea, Milk Tea, Pearl Milk Tea, and Fruit Tea series.

Red Phoenix Pearl Milk Tea (Hot), S$3.30

A wide selection of pastries are available for pairing with your beverages as well.

Choose from sweet and savoury treats in an extensive selection of 12 impossibly flaky Danishes. If you happen to have a sweet tooth, Charlie Tea’s cookies are sure to delight. Available in five crowd-pleasing flavours, Chunkies include Double Chocolate and Matcha White flavours.

Red Phoenix with Chia Seed, S$3, and Double Chocolate Chunkie, S$3.20

Combine a Sandwich Danish with a hot milk tea or any POP Tea to kick start your morning for just S$5.50 with the Happiness Set or Delight Set.

Green Jade Pearl Milk Tea (Hot), S$3.30, with Tuna Sandwich Danish, S$3.60
Orange POP, S$3.80, with Fruit Danish, S$2.80

Charlie Tea offerings start from S$2.50 for beverages to S$5.50 for Charlie Sets.

Spread the love with Charlie Tea’s very own gift set

Making a perfect gift for tea-lovers and the casual drinker alike, share the joys of tea today with this premium tea set comprising of loose-leaf Green Jade and Mount Wu (oolong tea) tea leaves nestled up in sleek glass tubes resembling delicate test tubes. We can’t help but keep our eyes on these exquisite beauties. This chic gift set retails between S$4 and S$15.

To go along with a cup of freshly brewed tea, Asian Mung Bean cakes in Original, Earl Grey, and Rose flavours are also available for gifting at S$5.20 for a box of six, served chilled!

Promotions at Charlie Tea

As a welcome celebration for Charlie Tea’s opening, the quaint tea-house is offering a 1-for-1 promotion on selected beverages, valid from 9 September to 11 September.

On top of that, receive a limited edition “Charlie Bonds” Card Game Set (worth S$19.90) for free if you’re one of the first 99 customers to purchase a Charlie Set on 9 September. We’re definitely marking our calendars for this one!

Charlie sets include the Happiness Set and the Delight Set.

Yuzu Pink Cloud, S$4.60, with Sausage Danish, S$2.80

If you’re a BreadTalk Rewards member, enjoy 20% off on all items when payment is made with BreadTalk Rewards stored value! Promotion is valid from 12 September to 30 September.

Visit www.breadtalkrewards.com for more information.

Charlie Tea is located at 391 Orchard Road #B1-30, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872. 

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