An enjoyment of teas in a tranquil teahouse is a luxury usually reserved for true tea aficionados. For the rest of us, who associate the word ¡°tea¡± mostly with ice tea or hot tea bags, paying hundreds of RMBs for a pot of tea hardly seems like a good idea. Fortunately, Jing Ya Zhai Teahouse in the Xicheng District offers an alternative for ¡°regular¡± tea drinkers.
This teahouse also carries a wide range of quality Chinese teas: green, black, light, red, health-preserving, and scented flower teas. However, the prices are very reasonable, no more than RMB 60. While tea enthusiasts might find the tea too ordinary, but they¡¯re freshly brewed and taste great for the rest of us.
Despite the prices, the teahouse still offers great atmosphere for their customers. Sit near a window, and you can have a view of a river from ancient times in a tranquil setting. Also have a sample of their original snacks, which their patrons really enjoy. The assistants speak a little English.
What I appreciate
Lower payment and tranquil atmosphere
What customers appreciate
Lower payment and fragrant teas
An Oasis of Calm amid Urban Noises
"Tea pot is on, the cups are waiting, Favorite chairs anticipating"
Enjoy Chinese Teas in Hutongs
Picking out traditional authentic Chinese tea