Yumchaa @ Tottenham Street, Googe Street

お茶専門店&ティーハウスのミニチェーン・Yumchaaが、Googde Street(グッジ・ストリート)駅近くのTottenham Street(トッテナム・ストリート)にもオープンした(響きは飲茶/ヤムチャに近いけれど中華料理店ではない)。いつも混んでいて席を確保するのが大変なSOHO店(→SOHO店の過去の記事はこちら)に比べると、一回りも二回りも大きい。カウンターには、ミルクポットに入ったティーリーフのサンプル、手作りのケーキ類が並び、サンドイッチやスープなどの軽食もいただける。

私たちはランチに行ったのだけれど、サランラップに包まれた、お世辞にも美味しそうには見えない長細いサンドイッチにはどうも食欲をそそられず、お茶だけに。White Tea(白茶)の中から、白牡丹(パイムータン)、ラベンダー、エジプト産カモミールの花、レモングラスをブレンドした「Tranquillity(トランクィリティ)」(小ポット入り£2.55)を注文。さすがはお茶の専門店、高品質の茶葉で淹れたお茶は、ほのかで爽やかな香り、すっきりした味わいで、とても美味しい。Tranquility=静穏、落ち着きという名前だけあって、心なしかほっとする味。もし気に入ったブレンドに出会ったら、店内で茶葉も購入できる。食べ物はともかく、美味しいお茶をカジュアルに飲みたい時は是非。

A small chain of tea house & shops, Yumchaa also opened on Tottenham Street near Googde Street Tube station. In compare to SOHO branch (→past entry is here), where is always crowded and hard to spot an empty seat, the space is double or triple of its size and can find a seat if you are not picky in seating choice. At the counter, loose tea leaf samples in small milk jugs as well as freshly made cakes are displayed. Sandwiches and soups are also available if you want something savoury.

We went there for lunch, but the long sandwiches wrapped in cling film didn’t look great, so we just had a cup of tea. Among the selection of white Tea, I chose ‘Tranquillity’, a blend of Pai Mu Tan, Lavender, Egyptian camomile flowers and Lemongrass (small pot: £2.55). This cup of tea, brewed with quality loose tea leaves, created gentle and soothing aroma, and its refreshing taste was very nice, as its name ‘Tranquillity’ suggests. If you encounter a blend you really love, you can also purchase the tea leaves in the premise. I am not sure about the food as I’ve never tried, but highly recommend when you want a delicious cup of tea in a casual setting.

One response to “Yumchaa @ Tottenham Street, Googe Street

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