BANGKOK RESTAURANT

Cha Panya

A modern tea house that really, really wants you to mellow out. 

The location tucked down Sukhumvit Soi 59 affords lawns on all sides of the little tea house while the teas are carefully brewed in state-of-the art glassware with your own 3-minute sandglass. Serious connoisseurs will order zhu lang xiang, a fermented green tea from Wu Dong Mountain (B360) which has lychee notes ending on a sweet and sour taste; but easy-drinking lattes and iced teas start from B130. Cha Panya is also attached to connecting Chinese tea and mindfulness, hosting players of the Chinese game of go and meditation sessions in a dedicated room.

Thanks to a monochrome and minimal decor, plus a location tucked down Sukhumvit Soi 59 that affords lawns on all sides of the little tea house, the atmosphere here should do wonders for your frayed nerves. Then come the teas, carefully brewed in state-of-the art glassware with your own 3-minute sandglass. In fact, Cha Panya is so attached to connecting Chinese tea and mindfulness, they even host players of the Chinese game of go and meditation sessions in a dedicated room.

Almost all the tea is from Thai importers TE, who are specialized in Chinese teas from Fujian. Serious connoisseurs will order zhu lang xiang, a fermented green tea from Wu Dong Mountain (B360) which has lychee notes ending on a sweet and sour taste. Traditionalists will also want to sample some ripe or aged puer (both B240) for full, rich flavors. In total, there are 10 teas on offer, from green to oolong. And if all this sounds too serious, they also do hot lattes (still made with tea), iced lattes, sweetened and unsweetened iced teas, which start from B130

At the counter, you’ll find tea-flavored macarons (B40) alongside a well-thought out selection of Thai-Chinese sweets (osmanthus oolong jelly, snow lotus cake) along with a few Western recipes, such as the delicious carrot cake (starting from B70). It’s all very light and pairs well with the teas.

How serious is Cha Panya about its mindfulness concept? Well on top of the dedicated meditation room, there are regular talks on Sunday mornings, hosted by Hi-So Party cofounder Patpong Thanavisuth.Twice a month, they also do a more in-depth workshop. And on Sat-Sun afternoons, you’re likely to catch some families enjoying a cup and a game of Go.

 
Venue Details
Address: Cha Panya, 26/1 Sukhumvit Soi 59, Bangkok, Thailand
Phone: 094-550-4659
Website: www.facebook.com/chapanyaTH
Area: Thonglor, Ekkamai
Cuisine: Cafe
Opening hours: Tue-Sun noon-9pm
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