Tearoom & Art Salon
SHARM EL SHEIKH
The "chaikhana," a term rooted in Persian and Central Asian languages, translates to "tea house" in English. Originating along the ancient Silk Road trade routes that connected East Asia to the Mediterranean, chaikhanas played a vital role in facilitating cultural exchange and commerce.
These establishments emerged as rest stops where travelers could rejuvenate with tea, a beverage that symbolized hospitality and warmth. Over time, chaikhanas evolved into social hubs, fostering discussions, storytelling, and camaraderie. The concept transcended borders, influencing regions like India, Turkey, and beyond. Today, chaikhanas remain emblematic of rich traditions, offering a space where tea continues to unite people and cultures.
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Entrance from outside of Golden Pyramids Mall 7.
Located in Naama Bay - Marina bus station.
Meeting with friends.
... or just drink & enjoy a tea.
At Chaikhana, we follow the Silk Road tradition to offer you a delightful selection of teas from Japan, China, South America, India, Nepal, and other places.
No one can pass the gate-less gate.
So be no one.
Mecca for tea lovers.
“Whosoever drank his tea got initiated into the taste of real tea. And his Chaikhana or tea-house became Mecca for tea lovers.”
To touch the heaven one's roots must reach into hell.
The Celestial Drink
Tea, originating from China, boasts a history spanning millennia. According to legend, Emperor Shen Nong serendipitously discovered tea in 2737 BCE when tea leaves drifted into his boiling water. This heralded the beginning of tea's journey from medicinal elixir to global beverage phenomenon. Over time, tea culture spread to Japan, India, and beyond. The Silk Road facilitated its dissemination, leading to diverse brewing methods and traditions. In the 17th century, tea captured Europe's fascination, spurring trade and sparking the creation of iconic rituals like British afternoon tea. From ancient rituals to modern cafes, tea remains a timeless emblem of comfort and conviviality.