Shortly after I left Berkeley, I saw posts about Asha Tea House popping up on my friends’ Facebook posts. I couldn’t believe that a popular tea shop had opened – right after I had left, and a two-minute walk away from where I had lived. So when I returned to Berkeley for a school thing last weekend, I stopped by for a quick visit.
I loved the decor of the place, even though it was really, really hipster. Haha.
They sold lots of different “teaware” – most of which were quite expensive but very elegant. I always wished that I knew more about tea… I had actually visited a tea shop in Shanghai, where I was educated about different types of tea and their origins and characteristics. Looking back, I wish I had paid more attention. Haha.
Their menu features regular tea and special drinks such as fruit tea and milk tea. I went with Hong Kong milk tea, which has a stronger tea flavor than regular milk tea.