If you're looking for a nice, quiet place to have tea when you're in the Raffles City area - try Tea Cafe. This place is an untouched oasis with zen decor, a range of very interesting teas and a fantastic atmosphere to hang out and catch up with friends.
After walking up the stairs and entering the cafe, the first thing that hit me was how quiet the place was. Not that it was empty or anything... after a while, I got used to the quietness of the place and realised that whispering was not really necessary :)
Now for what we had... I wasn't in a terribly adventurous mood so I picked something safe - Iced Apple Tea $8.
Doesn't the presentation look totally exquisite? The white bracelet-looking thing at the right-hand side of the tray is actually lightly grilled cuttlefish. Iced tea with cuttlefish... the last time I had this combination was at the bubble tea place at Wisma years ago! :)
The order of White Peony Tea $10 came served on a little wooden tray and the left-over tea leaves are packed into a little bag for you to bring home. We also had the Cucumber Sandwiches $8 which were just delicious! No photo unfortunately...
The service here is really really slow. With only two people doing everything here (and one is a middle-aged auntie) and such care taken with the preparation, it will take at least half an hour before you get your drinks or food. Get comfortable, soak in the tranquil ambience, spend some quality time with whoever you're with... and just relax.
38A Seah Street
Tel : 6333 5400