While the younger Beijingers tend to have no time to relax during the day, older Beijingers prefer to enjoy a simmering cup of tea after their meals. These people know where to go for quality, inexpensive tea. And one shop they visit is Yu Yuan Hou on Xibahe Dongli.
Yu Yuan Hou tea shop features jasmine teas, offering over 30 types: Su Meng Be, Mo Li Chun Feng, Long Du Xiang Ming, to name a few. The jasmine teas were originally green teas, and were later baked and processes with various flowers, jasmine in particular. They are light and flavorful, low in caffeine and bitterness. Yu Yuan Hou¡¯s techniques to make jasmine teas are well-known in the town. Not only do they smells flagrant, they can also help you lower your blood pressure. Prices start at RMB 80 / 500g.
In addition to their signature jasmine teas, Yu Yuan Hou also offers a wide variety of green, black, and Oolong teas. They have sample teas to help customers choose, so you know exactly what you¡¯re buying. Although the shop assistants aren¡¯t fluent in English, the labeled price tags mean you don¡¯t have to worry about the language barrier.
What I appreciate
Good jasmine teas
What customers appreciate
Good jasmine teas and affordable prices
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