Ancient Shanghai Teahouse

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Ancient Shanghai Teahouse

Postby IPT » Jan 24th, '11, 03:12

I went on a business trip to Shanghai last year and every evening I visited the Huxinting Teahouse in Shanghai. It is an 18th century teahouse built in the middle of a small lake. It was part of the nearby Yu Garden originally, but is now outside the garden.

The place is packed with people during the day, but in the evening it is empty and a fantastic place to sit and enjoy some tea in an incredible atmosphere. I love the place and always make sure to visit it when I'm in Shanghai. I just thought I'd share some photos. The tea is a bit overpriced, but well worth it for the atmosphere I feel.

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Re: Ancient Shanghai Teahouse

Postby Chip » Jan 24th, '11, 10:13

Looks beautiful IPT, and the water looks like fukamushi.

How was the tea? Do you recall what tea you had?

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Re: Ancient Shanghai Teahouse

Postby IPT » Jan 24th, '11, 21:00

The tea was decent. Expensive, but decent. I had Tie Guanyin, Da Hong Pao, and Longjing.

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Re: Ancient Shanghai Teahouse

Postby Chip » Jan 24th, '11, 21:36

IPT wrote:The tea was decent. Expensive, but decent. I had Tie Guanyin, Da Hong Pao, and Longjing.

Decent, but not as good as yours I bet! :wink:

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Re: Ancient Shanghai Teahouse

Postby iannon » Jan 24th, '11, 21:37

Chip wrote:
IPT wrote:The tea was decent. Expensive, but decent. I had Tie Guanyin, Da Hong Pao, and Longjing.

Decent, but not as good as yours I bet! :wink:

I bet the location certainly helps though!

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Re: Ancient Shanghai Teahouse

Postby IPT » Jan 24th, '11, 22:45

Sure, location certainly helps. It's located in the middle between the Yuyuan Market and the Yu Garden. They're huge tourist sites, but as I said, the teahouse is empty in the evenings. It's really wonderful then! I would avoid it during the day.

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Re: Ancient Shanghai Teahouse

Postby IPT » Jan 24th, '11, 22:46

Chip wrote:
IPT wrote:The tea was decent. Expensive, but decent. I had Tie Guanyin, Da Hong Pao, and Longjing.

Decent, but not as good as yours I bet! :wink:


Thank you. Maybe I'm prejudice, but yes, I think my teas are better. :oops:

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Re: Ancient Shanghai Teahouse

Postby gargoylekitty » Jan 25th, '11, 03:58

I've been there before. Though I can't recall much other than finding it a pleasant experience and, as you said, very crowded if you go during the day.

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