will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"Teashops" Top 5 Page for this destination Myanmar (Burma) Things to Do Tip by Mique

Myanmar (Burma) Things to Do: 467 reviews and 936 photos

  A tea/salad place along the streets
by Mique
  • A tea/salad place along the streets - Burma
      A tea/salad place along the streets
    by Mique
  • Like so many places - Burma
      Like so many places
    by Mique

If there is one thing the burmese do a lot is then it is sitting in teashops drinking burmese tea. And those teashops are everywhere. Along the street, tiny holes in the wall kind and big ones. Here the burmese life is at its social high. Business gets done, friends and family are met. And they can sit over a cup of tea for hours (i usually drink several cups of burmese tea while the people around me finish up their first). A teashop will always serve plain tea (referred to as chinese tea) for free along the burmese tea/snack or whatever you order. For many burmese their tea is like our coffee. If you haven't had it during the day, you feel 'off'. I've heard it a few times.. ' i haven't had my tea yet...' And i must admit, even i start to say that on occasion. Though usually after a few non-tea days....

Teashops are also the place to go for breakfast (in the off chance your hotel/guesthouse doesn't serve any or when you've missed it or just feel like having something different), lunch or snack. Cheap & good.

i notice I definitely need to post a few more pictures here. My quest for this weekend..

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Aug 3, 2012
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse


Mique Used To Live Here!


“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken. - Oscar Wilde (thanks Luna!)”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 2 6 0
Forum Rank:
0 0 3 1 0

Have you been to Myanmar (Burma)?

  Share Your Travels