December 29, 2009

Teatime in Georgetown

ching ching CHA, the small Chinese teahouse on Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown, is named after its founder – ching ching – and the Chinese word for tea – CHA. Offering over 70 different teas and simple food items this is a wonderful place to go for lunch or an afternoon cup of tea.

In contrast to the bustling streets outside, ching ching CHA is an oasis of calm. I first went here with my step-sister several years ago. And more recently, I stopped here with my husband after an afternoon of Christmas shopping. We sat down and ordered tea and almond cookies. ching ching CHA serve and sell a wide variety of – green, black, and white teas, oolong and pu-erh teas, tisanes, and ginseng. I seleted the Hibiscus tisane and Jonathan got the Harmony tisane. Both infusions were wonderful – rich and aromatic. We thoroughly enjoyed our tea and relaxing in the tranquil atmosphere!

ching ching CHA is a perfect respite from the crowds and energy of Georgetown.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

So glad you found Ching Ching Cha! Definitely a fun place to go for tea. I went to the hair place next door (Bogart) for years. The italian restuarant named Filominas on the other side has the best Italian food in the entire country, as good as going and eating in Italy. Not kidding. Enjoy DC!! Liz