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HOUSE OF CHa in Lawrence, Kansas
4/5
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Azzrian rated this place
4/5
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I hope to go back soon and get a longer more relaxed experience. The place is very tiny and it was jammed packed which is great for them of course but for me it was a little overwhelming being new to fine teas. There was really not a lot of time to ask questions and it was a little difficult to get from one area to the other in which the teas were located.
We went to get bubble tea for my kids and I was not sure what I wanted.
They were out of Boba or is it Bobba? Anyway they were out although they had some jello as an alternative but my daughter was really really really wanting bobba tea. Regardless the teas were DELICIOUS, my daughter choosing almond and my son choosing passion fruit. I opted for a matcha / green milk tea which again was absolutely amazing.
All drinks were perfectly sweetened – not overly sweet.
I did see they had some really nice teaware some really inexpensive and some that was much higher priced but beautiful.
Their green and oolong teas were priced anywhere from 8 per 50g to 28 per 50g. I opted for a Dong Ding Oolong for right around 8.00
I also picked up two small pu’er tabs (not sure what to call them) which I now need to learn what to do with them but another good learning experience for me to come!
I really just want to go back when they are not so busy so I perhaps can ask some questions, learn a bit more and consider my purchases more carefully. I would have loved to have picked up some teaware, not that I need it but hey its pretty. :)
I guess most of my issue was ME – other than the lack of Bobba of course. If I were more aware of what I wanted maybe I would not have felt so odd trying to squeeze in through the place to look at the teas and tisanes.
Anywho .. I shall return, more properly armed with knowledge AND you better have bobba lol.

HOUSE OF CHa in Lawrence, Kansas
5/5
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Kyle Stern rated this place
5/5
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If you’re in Lawrence and want to experience an exquisite cup or pot of tea, go to House of Cha. The baristas are extremely knowledgeable, make great recommendations, and take great care into the making of the tea. They stock green and oolong loose teas as well as some herbal tisanes and they sell very high quality chinese teapots. If you’re needing a bit of food to go with your tea they have a pretty good menu of traditional Chinese and Taiwanese dishes.

The prices are a bit high (for example I paid $6.50 for a 2-3 cup pot of Ti Kuan Yin) but it is well worth the experience and the comfort of knowing that the tea is going to turn out very well.