Season 1, 12 episodes, 11 mins each
Humorous stories of diners and staff’s daily life in the old-fashioned Cha Chaan Teng in Central, the business district of Hong Kong, with the introduction of local dishes.
The daily life stories of diners and staffs in an old-fashioned Cha Chaan Teng in Central, the business district of Hong Kong.
A Cha Chaan Teng with history and familiar strangers form an interesting atmosphere.
Several main characters include Miss M, who is an office lady and a food blogger; Benny, a mixed-race middle age mysterious handsome gentleman; Errand Boy Mike, a hardcore geek; Auntie Coin, a powerful second-generation shop owner; The twin bros, spending most of their time enjoying milk tea; and the cute and quirky ambassador Meow Bun.
Each episode consists of a protagonist, a theme, and an introduction of a local dish.
Themes of each episode:
1) When Miss M meets “Lightspeed Meal“
2) Benny: The Mysterious Gentleman‘s Cha Kee Dining Rules
3) Delivery beasts!
5) Auntie Coin: The Mind Reader
6) The Twin Bros: Table is Our Playground
7) Meow Bun‘s Secret
8) Mission Impossible
9) The Vanished Takeaway
10) A Booth Seat Love Story?
11) Brothers‘ War
12) Fusion of TransforMeal set
In this virtual era, metaverse is becoming more and more popular, but gourmet and human touch are still irreplaceable. Cha Chaan Teng in Hong Kong is the epitome of a community. It gathers all walks of life, and it is also one of the most “tasteful” scenes in Hong Kong films. Unfortunately, urbanites spend too much time dealing with business and too little for their lives. In fact, the interesting story often happens in the details.
Through our animation, the audience will experience an extraordinary journey of the Cha Chaan Teng culture. If you could spare a moment for a cup of milk tea, not only will you enjoy a rich and tasteful beverage, you will find stories from different walks of lives all happening around this cup of tea in a Cha Chaan Teng.
Some people choose to indulge in a delicious afternoon tea, and some choose to delight themselves. Everyone finds their comfort zone in a small tea restaurant, how about you?
Angel TSUI is passionate in moving images, animation and creation. Graduated from the School of Communication at the Hong Kong Baptist University, majoring in Digital Graphic Communication, she joined Menfond Electronic Arts & Computer Design Co. Ltd, one of the leading companies of Hong Kong’s creative industry as an animator and became the department head of the Creative & Visual Department. Since 2010, she has been involving in several independent animation projects and worked with the Tsui Brothers on Milktealogy since 2018.
The twins, Tsui Brothers, grew up in Hong Kong in the 1980s and studied in Creative Media and Visual Communications at university. Their works are cross media projects including advertising, digital marketing and visuals for film/stage/exhibition and cultural studies. Their award-winning animations had been widely exhibited in Hong Kong, China, Japan, Europe and North America. In 2014, they started Milktealogy, a research project on milk tea culture across the world.
跨媒體藝術家，《奶茶通俗學》主創之⼀，跟江記和李國威共同執導《離騷幻覺：汨羅篇》和《離騷幻覺：刺秦篇》兩條動畫短⽚，於⽇本DigiCon6 Asia⼤賞2017獲得Gold Mention⼤獎。曦同時是《離騷幻覺》動畫⻑⽚的監製之⼀，曾參與多個國際電影節。
Haze TSUI is a cross-media artist, animation director and writer, founder of Milktealogy, also co-directed with Kongkee and LEE Kwok-wai two animation shorts Departure and Assassination, which received a DigiCon6 Asia Gold Mention in 2017. He works as the Producer of Dragon’s Delusion, the up-coming Hong Kong animation feature movie and has participated in different film festivals.
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