The museum is located in an elegant colonial villa, located inside the Hong Kong Park. The villa was built in 1840, and was used in the past as the office of the general of the British forces in Hong Kong. In 1984 the building officially became a museum.
The museum exhibits the evolution of tea, ceremonies and cultural ties and research having to do with teas. There is an impressive display here of varied tea instruments, including ancient ceramic pots that were used by historical Chinese dynasties. You can even see pre-historic tools, that possibly were used to create the drink.