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Huxinting Teahouse (Huxinting Chashi)

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Address: No.257 Yuyuan Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Lovely teahouse.

Once upon a time, it was conceived as a place for the waiting audience. If after two cups of tea, unto you came out official, you are invited to go to an audience in the Yu... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2017
Vladimir M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This must one of the biggest riboff in Shanghai - at RMB158 for two cups of tea. Probaly the reason why there were only six people in the tea house during the new year celebration.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Once upon a time, it was conceived as a place for the waiting audience. If after two cups of tea, unto you came out official, you are invited to go to an audience in the Yu Garden (Yuyuan). But if they gave you a third cup of tea - it meant that today you will not accept. Today it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Our first views of the highly decorative tea house were delightful. Sitting on stilts in the little artificial lake the façade is exquisite with its traditional Chinese design and vibrant colours of red and white. The pond has an abundance of fish and plants. A fine fountain was in progress. The zigzag bridge leading to it is known as the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I've spent two hours in a Chinese tea house on the 3rd floor of the ancient city of Shanghai. We had a full ceremony explaining about the tea types they offer and about the benefits of each. I also purchased a very nice Chinese tea set.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice place with the smell of Chinese history. Must visit place. It's a little bit overcrowded...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Located in the middle of China town and close to the Yu Gardens, it was a nice retreat to get away from the crowds and during our visit it was very hot in the mid 30's C. It is a nice old building, sitting on what appears to be an island. To get to it you go across a zigzag... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Huxinting Teahouse is situated outside entrance of Yu Garden, near the Yu market. To escape the crowds, visit after sunset when it is possible to get a seat on the second floor. The exterior is beautiful with decorated Chinese patterns. The place is pricey but a cup of oolong tea costs 60 yuan. Good if you consider the great views... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Lot of places in Shanghai are eu or usa looking. This one is tipic chines, the house, weiters, and the tea. Funny is also, how the weiters treat you. They would like to be polite, but they serve and treat you that you feel history communism . Here was Clinton, when was president, Castro , when was president etc.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I was there once with my mum and my brother. It is a little bit pricy but still ok for such a unique spot. - Usually it is also not too crowded.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We decided to have a cup of tea after wondering around the busy yuyuen old street. We were lucky to have a nice seat by the window upstairs. Was bit surprised at first of the prices on the menu. The waiter opened the most expensive page so work back. We found something in the range of 50-70 per tea. I... More 

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Shanghai’s original walls live on in the curve of the streets that serve as the border to the old city. An aerial view shows a clear circular outline and parts of the original wall are preserved as monuments to the ancient past. The main tourist attraction of Yuyuan (which means Yu garden, though it is often redundantly referred to as Yuyuan Garden) draws hordes of tourists every day, but wandering the streets around the complex reveals more exciting attractions such as food and antique markets. There are also streets lined with shops peddling everyday wares such as Chinese dining ware and craft notions that can be even more enticing to visitors uninterested in the usual tourist fare.
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