Among the numerous time-honored teashops in Beijing, Yuan Chang Hou has distinguished itself as an expert on teas.
Established nearly a century ago, Yuan Chang Hou carries a full range of tea varieties from across the nation. The most popular among locals include West Lake Long Jing, Pu¡¯er, Wu Yi Yan Cha, Jasmine Flowers, and Tie Guan Yin. The shop assistants say that the Jasmine tea is favored for regular daily consumption, Pu¡¯er is a great choice for gifts, and Tie Guan Yin is excellent for tea ceremonies.
Yuan Chang Hou teas all come directly from the region where they were grown. The store ensures the freshness and quality of all their teas, guaranteeing their fragrance and their health-friendliness. Prices start at RMB 100 /kg, and rise upward to tens of thousands of Yuan for the rare top-shelf leaves.
Customers who visit the shop for the first time are recommended to take some time sampling a cup of your favorite tea. Don¡¯t hesitate to ask the shop assistants for advice. They can speak a little English.
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