Yumchaa, Tottenham Street

Yumchaa Tottenham Street, London

Yum Cha means ‘drink tea’ in Cantonese. Yumchaa in English means ‘to enjoy delicious loose leaf tea in relaxed and hip environment’.

Situated in a side street in Fitzrovia, Yumchaa is the perfect watering hole for a loose leaf lover. They are militantly anti-tea-bag and even have an inspiring ‘Drink Loose Leaf Tea’ manifesto.

The space is fresh and airy, with a big skylight at the back and large windows at front. Furnishings are stripped-back bare-wood and 70’s wallpaper retro.

The range of teas and infusions are laid out in little white jugs on the counter for you to sniff and find one to suit your mood. I choose Darjeeling. Served in a white china double-decker pot for one, it was very delicious indeed.

There are tasty-looking freshly made sandwiches and cakes and brown paper bags of loose leaf tea to buy. I purchased some Jasmine Green and Chelsea Chai – a Green tea with spices – at £11 for two 100g bags, plus free tea ball. The tea-ball is a revelation, I use for leaf-tea at work; the anti-bag campaign has a new convert!

Yumchaa has branches in Soho and Camden, where I shall be heading as soon as possible.

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Yumchaa Tea in London
Price of a Cup of Tea in LondonPrice of a Cuppa : Forgot to ask
Tea in London, Tea LeafLeaf or Bag : Militant Leafers
Cup of Tea in London, Tea PotCrockery : White china pot for one
Tea shops in London with MusicMusic : I think there was, but unobtrusive
Cup of Tea YumchaaService : Self service, nice staff
Yumchaa Little TeapotKitty says: Nice laid back vibe. Great range of leaf tea. Free wi-fi. Open till 8 in week. Pretty perfect
Address: 9-11 Tottenham Street London W1T 2AQ (around corner from Goodge Street Station)
Website: Yumchaa

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2 Responses to Yumchaa, Tottenham Street

  1. Dawn Hassett says:

    Good Afternoon, from across The Pond. I’ve just discovered your delightful posts and thoroughly enjoy each one as well as the pictures. I love all things English, tea and teapots… can’t say enough! One day I will be in England to see it all first hand but in the meantime just wanted to say thanks for sharing!

  2. Kitty says:

    Hey Dawn, that’s great! Thank you so much for popping by and taking the time to comment. I hope you are enjoying a lovely cuppa in London soon:-)

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