As I’ve been told many times, Hue is known for having many different coffee shops; some are small, some are big, some are loud, and some are quiet. Let’s just say if you’re looking for a coffee you’ll find it. But there’s one place where you can get coffee that you might have to search for a little bit harder. It’s off an unbeaten path that unbeknownst to many is a beautiful place to relax. It’s known as the Teahouse in Tinh Truc Gia.
In order to get to the Teahouse you’ll need to drive up Dien Bien Phu road and then take a right onto a side street, Thich Tinh Khiet. Once you get onto Thich Tinh Khiet you’ll follow the dirt paths and winding streets until you pass Tuong Van Pagoda. After that, follow the blue signs with the red arrows and you’ll find yourself at the Teahouse.
When you get there you enter a beautiful space that enchants you. The wind from the mountains brushes against your body and gently cools you off. The calming and peaceful ambiance takes you away from all the hustle and bustle from the city setting. A sign that hangs over the entrance into simply states, “Breathe, smile.”
The workers are comforting, making sure you feel at home right when you walk into the Teahouse. The people who work at the Teahouse take pride in the care they provide and are pleasant to talk to. For example, they’ll put out candles just to scare away mosquitos for you. The Teahouse offers a selection of drinks ranging from coffee, tea, smoothies and juices. They also make homemade jams and baked good as well. Most of their ingredients come from their own garden that they care for. We tried a mixture of drinks and not one of them disappointed. A specialty drink that is a favorite of visitors from all over the world is their hibiscus syrup. I was able to talk to a lovely lady from Switzerland whom has visits the Teahouse frequently and she said that she loves the place because it is absolutely beautiful with the most charming people.
However, there is more to the Teahouse than just drink. If you ask, you might be allowed back to see their beautiful garden where they grow an abundant amount of fruits and vegetables. It’s a quaint garden that represents the care and tenderness the staff at the Teahouse put into their work.
The Teahouse in Tinh Truc Gia offers an escape for the coffee shops in the city. It will offer you a space where you sit can peacefully, enjoy a nice drink, and breathe in the mountain air. It is definitely must go-to local spot in Hue.