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Time for tea: 7 of the best spots for a cup of tea

Time for tea: 7 of the best spots for a cup of tea

What time is it? If you said 'time for tea', you're right – because you can always find time for a drink. Whether your favourite is British-style in china cups, herbal infusions or Taiwanese bubble tea, there's something out there for you. We've rounded up the best of the bunch that can be brought straight to your door.

1. TPTea

Get Taiwanese tea done properly. TPTea is a local institution, serving up all kinds of drinks hot and cold – from winter warmers like ginger milk tea, to cooling honey lemon or salted kumquat blends. There's drinks here for every weather.

Where: TPTea, four locations

Freshtea by Happylemon

Freshtea by Happylemon makes tea that's almost too cute to drink. Get their signature chocolate drink topped with Oreo crumbs, deluxe matcha drinks, or something less conventional – like Four Seasons Green Tea with Salted Cheese. It's a savoury-sweet treat.

Where: Freshtea by Happylemon, Prince Edward

3. A Nice Gift

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What could be a better gift than tea? Traditional Taiwanese tea is making waves here, and A Nice Gift brews up some of the best. For a more substantial snack, get their Chewy Tea – iced tea blended with coconut jelly, aloe, red beans and more.

Where: A Nice Gift, five locations

4. Comebuy

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Taro tea – made from the bright purple sweet potato – is another top trend in Hong Kong. Comebuy offers it as part of their diverse bubble tea menu selection, which also includes juices, smoothies, and their special 'teaccinos' – made with coffee-style foamed milk.

Where: Comebuy, seven locations

5. Taboocha

With their retro-styled bottles, Taboocha sell something different – kombucha tea, a hand-crafted fermented tea that's good for you and tastes great to boot. Get your healthy green tea flavoured with gogi and ginger, jasmine, pine notes, or zesty lime and basil.

Where: Taboocha, Central

6. DK Cuppa Tea

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Tea doesn't just have to be a drink – it can be a full event. DK Cuppa Tea serves up high tea with a British bent, offering cups of organic NYC tea alongside a carousel of cakes and light bites. Split an Earl Grey-infused or Green Tea-themed high tea set with someone, and get the cuppas to match.

Where: DK Cuppa Tea, Sheung Wan

7. Teakha

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Teakha has two iterations. One is a café with full brunch menu while the other is more snack-focused, but both of them are serious about tea. Find Indian-inspired masala chai, Thai iced tea, hot Jasmine Pearls tea, and more – and keep an eye on the always-changing Tea Highlight of the Month.

Where: Teakha, locations in Sheung Wan and Sai Ying Pun

Hot or cold, conventional or innovative, there's a tea out there for everyone. Get your favourite brew brought to your door with Deliveroo.

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