RANGOON TEA HOUSE IS PROUD TO HAVE BEEN NAMED ONE OF THE WORLD'S BEST 11 TEA HOUSES BY CNN
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Every Tuesday and Friday, 6-9PM, we turn our dining room into a live jazz lounge, with performances from some of the leading jazz bands in Myanmar.
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.
Design of RTH
The building was designed by Sayar U Mra Thaung, renowned architect and artist, with his architecture firm Studio Pyinkadoe
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
The Tea Bar
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
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
Construction in February 2020 and took over 12 months to complete
20 tonnes of recycled teak and over 10,000 recycled bricks were used during the building process
About the building
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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“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.”