風韻十足的宋芳茶館位於前法租界的弄堂裡，由一棟三層樓的老洋房改造得來。從一樓零售店沿著蜿蜒而上的木扶梯來到二樓，映入眼簾的是懷舊的老式茶罐，舊籐椅，和裹著東北農村的大紅花布的沙發 － 你應該猜想不到宋芳其實是位法國女士開的吧？這裡的空間寬敞明亮，還有淡淡的爵士樂浮在耳邊…實在是個溫暖愜意的地方。
Song Fang Maison de Thé is an enchanting tea salon located in a converted former French Concession lane house. From the 1st floor retail space, climb up the winding wooden staircase to arrive at its bright and airy tea salon adorned with vintage tin cans, wicker chairs, and nostalgic floral red prints from Northern China – you probably wouldn’t have guessed that this place is opened by a French lady, would you? With light jazz floating in the background, this is a truly stylish retreat indeed.
大紅花布沙發 Floral print sofa
老式餅乾罐 Old-school tin cans
招牌藍色茶葉罐 Signature sky-blue tins
宋芳提供許多種中國茶和法式茶，第一次來的客人可能會目不暇給。我個人最愛的最波里尼亞 (48元)，一款混合了芒果，香蕉和鳳梨而果香十足的綠茶。另外，名為珍寶(60元) 的白茶則摻入了椰子，黑莓和橘子，味道豐富厚滑。月光(50元) － 綠茶添加了紅果，熱帶水果，花和菠蘿干 － 也是個很棒的選擇。
Song Fang has an extensive selection of Chinese and French tea. My favorite is Polynesie (48 RMB), a fruity blend of green tea with mango, banana, and pineapple, but I also love China Blue (60RMB), a rich and creamy blend of white tea with coconut, blackberry, and orange. Moonlight (50 RMB), green tea with red fruits, tropical fruits and flowers, is also an excellent choice.
招牌陶瓷茶壺 Signature porcelain tea pot
茶具 Teaware sets
喝茶，總是要搭配些甜點。在宋芳提供的數種手工法式蛋糕 (40-45元)，費南雪 (42元兩份)， 餅乾組合(35元) 和冰淇淋 (42元)裡，我選了一塊巧克力蛋糕。其濃郁的口感搭配我的水果茶恰到好處，而且令人驚喜的是隨著蛋糕還來了兩塊手工餅乾，呵。
Song Fang also offers a few homemade French cakes (40~45 RMB), financiers (42 RMB for two), assorted cookies (35 RMB), and ice-cream (42 RMB). I tried a piece of their rich, chocolate pate-like cake, quite a nice accompaniment to the fruity tea I ordered. It also came with two homemade cookies – a pleasant surprise.
巧克力蛋糕 Chocolate cake
The ceiling of the 2nd floor is decorated with bird cages. Cute and creative.
二樓 2nd floor
If you are looking for a place to spend a quiet afternoon, try Song Fang. You will not want to leave after a sip of their gloriously soothing tea.
Translated with the help of: Daisy