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RANGOON TEA HOUSE IS PROUD TO HAVE BEEN NAMED ONE OF THE WORLD'S BEST 11 TEA HOUSES BY CNN

 

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A modern Burmese tea house in the heart of the city

Rangoon Tea House is a celebration of the cities cultural history and culinary diversity. From the wealthy Jewish merchants from Iraq, the migrants from Bombay or the Fujian Chinese that arrived in the early 1900s, the city has been home to multiple cultures, languages and customs from around the globe: a cultural melting pot in the form of an eating institution that is the Tea House.

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Design of RTH

  1. The building was designed by Sayar U Mra Thaung, renowned architect and artist, with his architecture firm Studio Pyinkadoe

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Skilled Carpentry

The carpenters were all from Rakhine state and used only traditional methods of carpentry to erect the structureAll of the windows and doors were handmade

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The Tea Bar

  1. The bar, which is the longest in Yangon was formerly used in a German members club in the early 1900s then in a textiles store in Bago until 2017. You can still find the brass fabric ruler behind the coffee machine

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Furniture

Not one new piece of new furniture was bought for the opening. All the furniture are a part of Ko Htet, the founder’s collection

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Construction

Construction in February 2020 and took over 12 months to complete 

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Recycled

20 tonnes of recycled teak and over 10,000 recycled bricks were used during the building process

 
 

About the building

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FOUNDER 

Htet Myet Oo

"Having grown up away from Burma, where I was born, eating Burmese tea-house food was always a cause for celebration. A hot bowl of Mohinga, a freshly made Nan Gyi Thoke - we only had these things when we either had something to celebrate or when we came back to visit our grandparents every two to three years. 

What makes a tea house begins with this simple ideology; what you see, smell, see and feel are all as important as what you taste.

Its a space where the sounds of the pots and pans run adjacent to the smell of the tea brewing and the sight of a never-ending traffic of families, couple, friends, brokers - Never seemingly in a rush. Its where people share stories, sell cars, form relationships, mourn lost ones. 

 

What about the food ? The dishes, whether you're having a Southern Indian Dosa, a Dim Sum that originated from Canton or a hot cup of milk tea that tastes somewhere between an Indian Chai and a Teh Tarik, they paint the picture of who, rather than what, the tea shop represents - everyone".

 

 

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RTH ENAMELWARES

 
PRESS

TRAVEL & LEISURE MAGAZINE

“It’s a commonly a street-food but they’ve spruced it up, loaded the bowl and made it one of the most heavenly treats you’ll ever encounter.”

CN TRAVELER, 2018

“The Best Breakfast in Yangon - Rangoon Tea House”

“The Best Bar in Yangon - The Toddy Bar “

JOLENE TAN’S TRAVEL BLACK BOOK, THE STRAITS TIMES

“My favorite restaurant is Rangoon Tea House...a trendy joint with local-inspired cocktails, Wi-fi, charging outlets at the tables and old black-and-white Burmese Films projected on the wall for a nostalgic feel of the city. 

INC.SOUTHEAST ASIA

“This repatriate-entrepreneur wants to show the world how amazing his country is”

CNN - WORLD'S BEST TEA HOUSES

One of the more modern tea houses in Yangon, the Rangoon Tea House is a stylish hangout for locals and travelers.

FINANCIAL TIMES

"Rangoon is known for its tea-house, little shops where conversation is fuelled by sweet, milky cups of the distinctive Burmese brew. So a lace called Rangoon Tea House may not sound unusual.But it is.Opened late last year on Pansodan Road in the historic downtown centre,the establishment has one foot in the future and one in the past.”