As my favourite tea spot in Minsk got closed, I’m looking for a “replacement”, and now get to share the Tea Room with you. This is actually not one but two separate rooms and a mezzanine ’’hut’’ with two more tea tables surrounded by floor cushions. You can also buy some tea, utensils or grab a tea to go to cheer up your mood on a rainy day.
If you are an absolute novice, the tea alchemists will be happy to guide you through the process (from choosing the right tea for you to a mini tea ceremony). It’s a nice place to relax and reflect and you can easily forget you are in the city centre. The longer you stay, the more challenging it is to return to default reality.
The Tea Room is hidden in the backyard of the residential building at Niezalieznasci ave 44 (in front of the Catholic church of Holy Trinity, one of the oldest churches in Minsk, and just a hop, skip and a jump away from Art-Belarus). Don’t let the low-key exterior trick you. The Chinese characters will show you the way.
Some things to keep in mind are: the Tea Room can get quite busy in the evening (remember to check the tea tasting events schedule), so you’d better book your spot in advance; opt for something “light” if you drop in late (unless you plan to pass a day on no sleep).
Enjoy your tea meditation and don’t forget to water your tea spirit!