On an all-too rushed inaugural visit to Myanmar, we managed to squeeze in a visit to this recently opened tea house in Yangon, for a refreshing cold drink and a welcome break from pounding the city streets in the hot February sun.
Hubby stuck to Coke, so nothing new to report there.
I had a truly excellent papaya smoothie, but it was Anjali who won the award for being the most adventurous (& authentic) with her iced tea, Myanmar style – ie with lashings of condensed milk AND evaporated milk. There was a whole menu of various local iced teas to choose from, with cute drawings illustrating the ratio of condensed milk and evaporated milk to tea.
Anjali declared hers to be delicious. I had a sip and it was good – strong tea flavour and nice and sweet.
The decor is charming, with a few curios (but not too many) and lots of space between tables, making the tea house feel spacious.
I realise that the photo (above) might make it look as though the Rangoon Tea house is patronised only by foreigners, but this is far from the truth. We arrived a little before noon, but within half an hour the place was full, with a mix of local Yangon youngsters and foreigners, both expats and visitors like us.
They have got their classy, elegant merchandising organised right from the start.
Good service. Good standard of spoken English from the youngsters working there (not at all a given, we discovered, as we travelled through this gorgeous country). Clean loo.
Next time (& there will be a next time, and soon, I hope) we will eat there, too.
At roughly 1000 Kyat to the US$ this cost us $7.
The address and phone number of the tea house are on the bill, above.
Personally recommended – for drinks and charm.
And no, I didn’t tell them I write reviews and blog, and yes, of course, we paid our own bill.