Tea has played a prominent role in Chinese culture and in China’s relations with foreign cultures near and far. It was a luxury product, along with porcelain and silk, that defined Chinese civilisation and was eagerly sought after by people who acquired a taste for its stimulating brew.

Yum cha is the Cantonese tradition of brunch involving Chinese tea and dim sum. The practice is popular in Cantonese-speaking regions, including Guangdong, Guangxi, Hong Kong, and Macau. It is also carried out in other regions worldwide where there are large Chinese communities, like Vietnam and the United States. With time, tea has become an important social factor in Arab social life. Its presence during every gathering is a must.

There are more than 3,000 different types of tea in existence, each with their own unique taste, aroma, and appearance. Teas are classified depending on several environmental factors, such as the soil, climate, harvesting processes, and blending.

At Yauatcha Riyadh, our goal is to bring the evolution of tea to one of the most important cities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Yauatcha Riyadh explores the history of different types of tea at our dim sum tea house. To learn about the diverse types of tea that can be found at Yauatcha Riyadh, visit our blog that explores the types of tea at Yauatcha Riyadh.

The Cantonese culture is known for its appreciation of delicious food, as presented in the traditional morning ritual of tea and dim sum. What started as a breakfast tradition has now evolved into the art of eating various small dishes while sipping Chinese tea. The dim sum culture that started in Hong Kong and Guangdong province has now spread throughout the world, reaching to the Middle East at Yauatcha Riyadh.

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