Hong Kong has a lot to offer when it comes to desserts and beverages. I wanted to talk about my recent visit to a beverage shop that has been making a lot of buzz in the internet, Flamingo Bloom. It is a beverage shop specializing in tea drinks. For those of you who loves tea, this is a must-visit place. The shop offers a large variety of teas to choose from, including Chinese teas that can be commonly found in Hong Kong. The main types of tea are Oolong, Pu’er, Jasmine, and Black tea.
I went to the Tsim Tsa Shui branch, and it was cosy with enough space to fit 4-5 people in 1 booth, very suitable for a nice chat while enjoying refreshing tea. I ordered jasmine tips green with boba pearls, and the tea was wonderfully fragrant with just the right amount of sweetness. You can step it up by ordering your tea with a salted milk cap, which is one of the specialties here. A salted milk cap is basically milk foam that tastes sweet with a slight saltiness to it, which tasted amazingly with the tea. A tip for those who plan to order the salted milk cap: don’t use the straw, since the proper way to drink it is to sip through the drinking hole that is included on the cap of the cup. That way, you will drink the tea and the foam at the same time.
P.S.: A little bonus tip: what makes this place famous across the internet is its Flamingo floatie. You can get your own one by liking and sharing a post on their Facebook page.
Price: Below HKD50 (jasmine green tea with bubble costs HKD26)
G/F, Mangan Building, 18 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui (TST Branch)
Shop B, G/F, World Trust Tower, 50 Stanley Street, Central (Central Branch)
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 11:30-23:00