Yipingudao (Supreme Tea Life) Teahouse is located on the 4th floor of Zhen Bei Mansion, 118 meters north of The Temple of Heaven¡¯s north entrance.
The teahouse occupies more than 2,000 square meters, including a capacious tea hall and 24 private rooms. These are connected by two corridors decorated with green foliage and animal-shaped sculptures. While relaxing here, customers can enjoy the views of various plants, flowers and rockeries on the balcony, as well as old porcelain wares displayed on wooden shelf and Chinese calligraphic works and paintings hanging on walls.
In front of the tea hall, there is an area for a master of ceremonies, and a stone sculpture depicting an ancient man making tea on a campfire. Customers may enjoy wireless internet access for free. However, what truly separates Supreme Tea Life from other tea houses is the variety. Not only can you enjoy a cup of tea, but also snacks, cold drinks, and even a hot meal.
The minimum charge for one table with four chairs is RMB 88/hour. For a single guest, it is RMB 20/hour. Patrons staying here from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm on weekdays, however, can enjoy 40% off on their minimum spending limit. Tea prices are reasonable. A pot of Dark Oolong costs RMB 68~288. Set meals typically go for RMB 15~25, while stews and snacks like dumplings, beef noodles, steamed buns cost RMB 8~15. Prices for three dozens of homemade Hakka dishes, the southern China¡¯s traditional cuisine with strong tastes, range from RMB 8 to RMB 168. Supreme Tea Life also serves many drinks, including cola, juice, beer and wine.
The tea house also features private rooms. There are 3 sizes, with prices ranging from RMB 95 per 3 hours to RMB 233 per 3 hours. These cover basic refreshments and tea for each patron. Every room has a glass ceiling, allowing for the sunlight to pass through. Customers can enjoy board games such as Chinese chess and Go while relaxing inside. Room service is just a call away.
The waitresses at Supreme Tea Life are very professional. While they get mostly Chinese customers, they do have experience with foreign customers. So lack of basic Chinese is not a problem. With such a relaxing atmosphere, a great selection, the courteous service, Supreme Tea Life offers a little something to everyone.
What I appreciated
Large teahouse, quality Chinese teas, many kinds of dishes, traditional Chinese furniture, graceful environment, wireless broad band internet access, reasonable prices.
What Customers appreciate
Incredible atmosphere, great selection.
Located on the Huashi East Street, Royal Tea Garden is housed in a nice two-story building. Before the entrance gate, two imposing stone lions keep guard.
Getting into the teahouse, you cross a little bridge over a stream passing through the floor. Chinese wooden tables and chairs are set in an orderly manner on the first floor. And on the second floor, many books are stowed on shelves. Patrons who want to enjoy some privacy will rent a small (RMB 60/hour), medium-sized (RMB 120/hour), or a large (RMB 240/hour, 12 sofas) private room.
A wide variety of Chinese teas are available for your choosing. Biluochun or Longjing tea cost RMB 68 a portion, Huangshan Maofeng or Xinyang Maojian RMB 48, and Tie Guanyin RMB 160 ~ 680. The price of a snack of munchies (e.g. pistachio nuts) is RMB 25. This is a pleasant venue to enjoy Chinese tea with friends.
What I appreciated
A good assortment of Chinese teas, decoration feturing Chinese traditional elements, an agreeable environment.
Jingtan Teahouse is located on the Huashi East Street, Beijing.
It features all the characteristics of a Beijing teahouse: a rockery, traditional furniture, Chinese calligraphy, and landscape paintings decorating the walls. Patrons can play Chinese chess and the Go game here for free.
You can reserve a small (RMB 30/hour), large (RMB 50/hour), or deluxe (RMB 88/hour) private room if you want to hold a private party, or just like to sip your tea quietly. A glass of Xihu Longjing tea or Biluochun tea costs RMB 38. A pot of Tie Guanyin tea is priced at RMB 90 or RMB 180, and a pot of Pu¡¯er tea is RMB 100 (no free refilling).
A portion of Xihu Longjing tea is RMB 110 or RMB 260, a portion of Huangshan Maofeng tea is RMB 60 or RMB 110, and a portion of Tie Guanyin tea costs RMB 90 ~ 680 (free hot water refill). The price for a snack of munchies (pistachio nuts, black and white melon seeds, popcorn) is RMB 10.
The tea shop is adjacent to the teahouse. Customers can buy many kinds of Chinese teas, such as Tie Guanyin (RMB 30 ~ 800/500g), Xihu Longjing (RMB 40 ~ 800/500g), green tea before Qingming (RMB 50 ~ 260/500g) and jasmine tea (RMB 15 ~ 500/500g).
If you need a tea set, a Yixing purple clay tea set will cost RMB 100 (5 pieces) or RMB 60 (7 pieces).
What I appreciated
A wide variety of Chinese teas, traditional Chinese-style decoration, a tea shop next to a teahouse.
Originated in 1887, Wu Yu Tai is the most famous teashop chain in Beijing. With a history of 120 years, Wu Yu Tai runs tens of its teashops in Beijing, which are famous for fresh, healthy, quality and secure teas. It¡¯s likely you find a Wu Yu Tai Tea Shop if you take a stroll on streets anywhere in Beijing.
Though prices are a bit higher at Wu Yu Tai than other teashops, but the quality is utterly guaranteed. And all Wu Yu Tai Tea Shops stick to the same high standards for quality, service, decoration, and environment. You will feel refreshed at once when you enter a Wu Yu Tai Tea Shop and sniff the agreeable tea fragrance.
Quality teas found there: jasmine tea, green tea, pu¡¯er tea, and black tea.
What I appreciated
Best quality Teas, long history, good reputation, refreshing environment.
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