风韵十足的宋芳茶馆位于前法租界的弄堂里，由一栋三层楼的老洋房改造得来。从一楼零售店沿着蜿蜒而上的木扶梯来到二楼，映入眼帘的是怀旧的老式茶罐，旧藤椅，和裹着东北农村的大红花布的沙发 － 你应该猜想不到宋芳其实是位法国女士开的吧？这里的空间宽敞明亮，还有淡淡的爵士乐浮在耳边…实在是个温暖惬意的地方。
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.
大红花布沙发 Floral print sofa
老式饼干罐 Old-school tin cans
招牌蓝色茶叶罐 Signature sky-blue tins
宋芳提供许多种中国茶和法式茶，第一次来的客人可能会目不暇给。我个人最爱的最波里尼亚 (48元)，一款混合了芒果，香蕉和凤梨而果香十足的绿茶。另外，名为珍宝(60元) 的白茶则掺入了椰子，黑莓和橘子，味道丰富厚滑。月光(50元) － 绿茶添加了红果，热带水果，花和菠萝干 － 也是个很棒的选择。
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.
招牌陶瓷茶壶 Signature porcelain tea pot
茶具 Teaware sets
喝茶，总是要搭配些甜点。在宋芳提供的数种手工法式蛋糕 (40-45元)，费南雪 (42元两份)， 饼干组合(35元) 和冰淇淋 (42元)里，我选了一块巧克力蛋糕。其浓郁的口感搭配我的水果茶恰到好处，而且令人惊喜的是随着蛋糕还来了两块手工饼干，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.
二楼 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