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
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