smith&hsu Tea House
161, SanMin Rd, Sec 3, B2, North Dist.
(Chung Yo Dept. Store Bldg. "C")
With seven existing Taipei city branches, smith&hsu has now arrived in Taichung. This spacious, stylish-looking, 62-seat teahouse offers high-quality teas from a variety of countries, tasty light meals and tea snacks, and stylish tea sets. --By Ruby Wu, translated by Angel Pu
A. The attractive English Afternoon Tea Set (NT$1,280/ 2-4 diners) comes with smith&hsu's popular scones (on bottom tier), cakes, tea jelly, handmade cookies, sandwiches and two pots of tea. The warm scones go wonderfullly with Devonshire clotted cream and jam.
B. Before ordering, customers can sniff the aromas of various tea leaves, provided on small dishes and in sampling bottles. Over 50 kinds of available tea leaves include black, flavored, fruit, herbal, green and oolong teas.
C. This teahouse/restaurant also sells a wide range of tea-related products, including tea utensils and imported jams.