Cha House Offers Tastes and Traditions of Taiwan

Cha House Craft Tea & Snack Bar, a popular Chapel Hill tea shop, recently opened a location in Cary and has deftly ushered in the tastes and traditions of Taiwan.

Whether you’re in the mood for Wintermelon black tea, spiced Chai, mango matcha or salted caramel milk tea, Cha House offers plenty of distinctive choices in hot and cold versions.

“We want to introduce the Taiwanese culture to the Western world,” said co-owner and Missouri-bred Andy Adkisson, who founded Cha House in 2018 with his wife, Taiwan native Ya Wen “Lulu” Adkisson and her sister, Ya Huei “Julia” Chiu. “Just about everything we sell is imported from Taiwan, so it’s very authentic.”

Cha House uses only premium loose-leaf teas sourced from trusted farmers at plantations located in the high mountain ranges of Taiwan. This means the tea is less bitter and more robust than what is found in many other places.

“Freshness is really important to us, so none of our tea batches sits for more than four hours before we pour it out,” said Adkisson, adding that the shop’s top ten drinks are listed on the menu board.

Among the most popular beverages include taro milk tea, peach oolong tea and specialty item Dirty Tiger, which features brown-sugar boba (essentially tapioca pearls) and fresh milk. Want coffee instead? Cha House has you covered with mocha, latte, cappuccino and more.

When it comes to food, you can’t go wrong with the house favorite popcorn chicken, the pork chop or the waffle with fresh fruit. Or try the green onion pancake with kimchi.

While you visit, find inspiration through various signs placed throughout the café like the one that reads: “Choose Love. Show Grace. Have Faith.”

“We want to provide a positive environment for our guests and do our part to make them feel welcomed,” Adkisson said.

In addition to providing an affirming experience for patrons, the owners of Cha House are also committed to responsible business practices.

“We use paper straws, proper recycling methods and are certified ocean friendly,” Adkisson said.

Nestled next to the new Aldi grocery store at The Shoppes of Kildaire, Cha House is a relaxing place to sip quality tea and enjoy good conversation with a friend or loved one. In times like these, that’s a really good thing. 

Cha House
1319 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary
(984) 465-0498

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