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1. Old School

You may have heard of the 87-year-old Chinese café Eiah-Sae’s famous Thai-style coffee. (Hope you like condensed milk.) It also serves a wide range of Asian teas: lemon iced tea (B25), traditional Thai black tea (starting from B20), Thai milk tea (B25) and hot tea (B20). All can be ordered with egg custard on toast (B25), soft-boiled eggs (B20) or toast with butter, jam or chocolate spread (starting from B25). The bread is freshly baked daily according to the founders’ family recipe. As for the atmosphere, the place is packed with old grandpas chewing the fat.
1-103 Yaowarat-Padsai Rd., Yaowarat, 02-221-0549, 081-868-9891. Open daily 4am-8pm

2. Chinoiserie Chic

Renovated early this year, Double Dogs brings the very essence of China to Bangkok. Teas focus on traditional Japanese and Chinese varieties, including sencha, gyokuro and matcha (green tea). Brewed in proper terracotta teapots (starting from B150), with plenty of tealeaves and not too much water. The results aren’t for the kiddies—this is for real tea drinkers. The Chinese and Western desserts (B95 for a selection of four) include Lao-Huay (crispy fried rice roll drizzled with sesame seeds), fruitcake, banana cake, and Valencia orange cake. 
406 Yaowarat Rd., 086-329-3075. Open Tue-Sun 11am-10pm 

3. #prettea

Serendib Tea Room offers various blends of Ceylon tea (starting from B120) and desserts, including cakes freshly baked by a Japanese chef. By adjusting the hardness of the water (that’s how much mineral content is in it) to the ideal levels for brewing tea, and straining the tea before serving, results here are always impeccably balanced. Don’t miss the positively decadent Royal Milk Tea (an extra B20 for the tea of your choice)—brewed only with milk (no water), and topped with whipped cream—or the flavorsome scones (B55/piece). The shop mixes European and Oriental décor elements, making it a veritable paradise for Instagram-happy shutterbugs.
120/24 Sukhumvit Soi 23, 02-115-2144. Open daily 11am-7pm

4. Yankee Style

Counting Sheep Corner, a café and bar located at the corner of Sukhumvit Soi 61, reopened a couple of weeks ago. The American tea (B120) is served with different flavors with names like Symphony Garden, Royal Star Honey, Red Jewelry, Choc Choc and Peppermint. The tea is best paired with Apple Pie (B115) or Leamington Sponge Cake (B110). They even hold the occasional live music event.
26/1 Soi Sukhumvit 61, Sukhumvit Rd., Khlongtan Nuer, 02-714-4477. Open daily 10am-11pm

5. Achingly Hip

On the ground floor of Yada Building, right next to BTS Sala Daeng, Everyday by Karmakamet is always filled with relaxing tea aromas. Apart from baked goods like strawberry cheesecake (B105) and red currant tart (B95 a slice), Everyday also serves a variety of teas. Do try the hot red peach tea (B50), which has a touch of sourness to its fruity flavors, or the iced rose milk tea (B95), decorated with actual little roses. Shoppers can also stock up on an array of scents for the home (starting from B270 a bottle), edgy postcards (B10), handmade soaps (B195), room diffusers (starting from B950) and much more.
1/F, Yada Building, Silom Rd., 02-714-4477, BTS Sala Daeng