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Originally named Chun Wo Tong, "One-Eyed Man's Herbal Tea" has operated its main shop on Temple Street in Yau Ma Tei since the 1950s. During its peak years of the 1960s, the tea house had three other branches: on Shanghai Street and Nathan Road in Mongkok, and in Shek Kip Mei in Sham Shui Po.
The founder, Lee Yung Cheong, had uneven eyes and earned his “one-eyed man” nickname from the neighbourhood children who picked up on that. Herbal tea houses usually installed phonographs and televisions to attract customers, but "One-eyed Man's Herbal Tea" relied on a large, simple neon sign to draw passersby.

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  • Title: One-Eyed Man's Herbal Tea
  • Date: 1972
  • Location: 151 Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei
  • Reference: http://www.neonsigns.hk/lost-and-featured-neon/featured-neon/?lang=en#2
  • Courtesy: Photo by Lau Ching Ping

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