RFI: tea house recommendations in Chengdu and Beiijing


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RFI: tea house recommendations in Chengdu and Beiijing

Postby brlarson » Mar 6th, '12, 19:55

[ I know this is a bit off topic, but the oolong thread seems to be the most appropriate place for this. ]

I have friend who will be travelling to Chengdu and Beiijing in China very soon. Can you recommend tea houses in both cities? Yancha will be highly sought after.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: RFI: tea house recommendations in Chengdu and Beiijing

Postby gingkoseto » Mar 6th, '12, 22:48

I doubt you could find any yancha in Chengdu :wink: but I could be wrong.

I don't like any any tea house in Beijing. Most of them are very expensive, although there are some nice, fancy ones. There is one called 圣淘沙 (Sheng Tao Sha) that's not bad and medium expensive. Oh actually I just recall this one is from Chengdu, so I am probably wrong saying there is no yancha in Chengdu :oops: But this one is quite different from typical tea houses in Chengdu. Most tea houses in Chengdu are cozy, nice people's tea houses, while those in Beijing are mostly rich businessmen's tea houses. But you can always go to Maliandao or other tea malls to have free tea. :mrgreen: If you are lucky, you can get better tea there for free than $20 per pot tea from a fancy tea house.

Another reputable one in Beijing is 五福茶艺馆 (Wu Fu Cha Yi Guan). It used to focus on southern Fujian and Taiwan tea. But nowadays most tea houses sell whatever expensive :wink: There is another one, Lao She Cha Guan (老舍茶馆). It's mainly for watching traditional Beijing shows than tea appreciation. But it could be nice if you like the show.
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Re: RFI: tea house recommendations in Chengdu and Beiijing

Postby brlarson » Mar 7th, '12, 00:27

Gingko, I will pass on your suggestions to my friend.
I appreciate your help!

Best regards,

Bruce
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Re: RFI: tea house recommendations in Chengdu and Beiijing

Postby wyardley » Mar 7th, '12, 01:10

Is your friend looking to buy tea, or to drink tea?
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Re: RFI: tea house recommendations in Chengdu and Beiijing

Postby brlarson » Mar 7th, '12, 01:15

to drink tea, although she might buy a small amount of tea to bring home.
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