Hello tealovers & explorers
As most of you know, or maybe don't know, I am an Antwerp girl in heart and soul. My city has a lot to offer, from shopping opportunities to historicial buildings. Sometimes between indulging in all that beauty and the occasional shoppingspree there is a moment to relax and enjoy the perfect cup of tea. In the Old City of Antwerp, in the middle of the Lange Koepoortstraat is a serene and cosy 'Fine Tea Lounge'.
You are not going to find a typical British afternoon tea at Biochi. When you enter you can feel a relaxing, call it Zen if you like, wind passing by. When I first visited this tea lounge, I immediately felt at home, because of the atmosphere and the kind host Jef who does his job with a passion and knows more about pure organic Chinese teas than anyone I've ever met.
You won't find tisanes or mixed blends at Biochi, only the pure and highest quality tea leaves. You can choose from +30 organic teas from China, get your hands on some beautiful and unique teawear or attend a Chinese tea ceremony or tea workshop.
When exploring Antwerp, you definitely need to visit this little gem and have a moment to yourself whilst enjoying one of the finer tea-experiences you'll ever have.
My personal recommendations are the White Feather and Pu'erh from +40 year old teatrees. This Pu'erh is by far the most gentle and delicous I've ever tasted. I drink at least 4 cups of this amazing tea a day, not only for the flavor but also for the health benefits. (more about that in another blogpost, or ask Jef when you visit)
For info, prices, opening hours, take a look at the website or feel free to contact them.