I wasn’t expecting to find a Modern Tea Bar in the midst of Chinatown.
Located on the second floor of a shophouse, Silk Tea Bar is well hidden along Sago Street of Chinatown. My friend and I chanced upon this modern tea house (bar) as we were seeking a place to chill.
Curiosity led us up the flight of wooden steps and a showcase of Chinese teapots and teacups greeted us first. The scent of wood filled the air or perhaps it was the aroma of tea? The staff greeted us warmly and asked if we had made a reservation. It was fortunate that the bar seats were available as the other seating were already reserved.
Silk Tea Bar probably could accommodate only up to 20 pax at most, with the view overlooking Buddha Tooth Temple. We eyed the window seats in envy as we scanned through the menu. To be honest, neither of us were familiar with tea!
My friend finalized on Dancong ‘Pomelo Blossom’ 2022, with tasting notes of candied pomelo and green florals. The mention of 2 steeps meant progressively 2 different notes each time. The steeps vary from different teas as some might have up to 5 steeps.
Anyway, I randomly picked the White Peony single brew tea that was served in a mug. It was a white tea with lemon zest notes. Silk Tea Bar menu also offers kueh and peanuts to pair with your tea, but their kuehs were unavailable that day though.
The ambience was pretty conducive and chill to catch up with friends or even some me-time. Do check out my other teahouse experiences here!