If you are looking for a quiet and cosy place for afternoon tea with your girlfriends, perhaps the Rose House is a pretty good choice. Founded by Taiwan's renowned rose artist, Huang Tenghui, in 1990, the British-themed tea cafe chain is easily spotted around town. With its frilly interior decor, the cafe is has bone china in cabinets and along the walls.
Offering a wide range of tea, coffee and drinks, Rose House's signature rose tea and fruit teas are a refreshing and tasty accompaniment to conversation at the table.
I had my first encounter with Rose House in Flushing, New York. Seeing it in Taipei brings back tons of fond memories. Located along Yong Kang Street, the cafe was crowded with diners and we had to wait at least an hour to get a seating.
Rose water (玫瑰水), priced at TWD130, is one of the popular flower teas in Rose House. With aromatic rose fragrance, the drink was light and enjoyable. Food rating: 3.5/5.
Rose Afternoon Tea
Rose flavoured Coffee Latte
We ordered a Classic English Afternoon Tea (威廉王子下午茶) for two at TWD599.
Lower Tier: English Sandwish, Special Quiche, and Selected Savoury.
Middle Tier: English Scone, Classic cake, Stylish Sweet, and Rose Jam
Address: No. 3之1號, Lishui Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Recommended dishes: Rose Tea