Tea has been a part of China's history for over 5000 years, so it makes sense that China is home to some of the coolest teahouses in the world. In our new food discovery series, we will be showing you the tea shops you must check out in the biggest cities in China. This week: Guangzhou's Coolest Teahouses.
Also, you can now search Spoonhunt by Shop IDs to make things easier. To find these Teahouses on Spoonhunt, search by name or ID!
Tao Tao Ju Teahouse 陶陶居酒家
Spoonhunt ID: 455920
Address: 20 Di Shi Fu Lu, Shang Xia Jiu, Liwan District
Average Price: 60 RMB
Tao Tao Ju House is known as the oldest and most famous Morning tea hours in Guangzhou. It is originally built in 1880 in Qing Dysnaty and is decorated with classic Guangzhou features. It is first choice place to experience the local life of Guangzhou area or to taste authentic canton gourmet.
Lin Heung Teahouse 莲香楼
Spoonhunt ID: 455953
Address: 67 Di Shi Fu Lu, Liwan District
Average Price: 55 RMB
Lin Heung is an old tea house in Guangzhou. It is most famous for producing very smooth lotus seed paste, and is credited for pioneering the moon cakes for Mid-Autumn Festival. It gets pretty crowded with locals but it's worth checking out as a celebrated brand.
Pan Xi Restaurant 泮溪酒家
Spoonhunt ID: 2171807
Address: 151 Longjin West Road, Liwan District
Average Price: 60 RMB
Yang Xi Restaurant is the largest garden restaurant in China. The decoration of it is full of the southern garden features, simple and elegant. Boiled chicken with sauce, Sesame Suckling Pig, Water chestnut cake, sticky rice in lotus leaf, roast pork, roasted goose, etc.
Bei Yuan Restaurant 北园酒家
Spoonhunt ID: 470743
Address: 200-202 Xiao Bei Road, Yuexiu District
Average Price: 112 RMB
Bei Yuan Restaurant was created in 1920’s. Now it has a history of nearly 100 years. It is sited near to Yangcheng North and Baiyun Mountain. The environment is quite and comfortable. While it's not just a teahouse, it is a great spot to grab some Canton Morning Tea.
Shuimu Lianqing Lingnan Teahouse 水沐莲清全天早茶
Spoonhunt ID: 467805
Address: Floor 1, 2 Fu Hua Dong Lu, Shi Qiao, Panyu District
Average Price: 71 RMB
The Shuimu Lianqing Lingnan Teahouse offers separate sets of opening hours throughout the day, but the one from 14:30-17:30 is definitely the most popular with leisure-minded locals. It's during this period that staff members are available to teach you the delicate art of tea. Brewing, pouring, sipping; trained experts are waiting to show you how it's done,
Liuhua Teahouse 流花茶艺城
Spoonhunt ID: 8324995
Address: Liuhua Lake Park (near the China Hotel), 1 Liuhua Lu, Yuexiu District
Average Price: 71 RMB
Liuhua Teahouse is the largest in Guangzhou, situated next to Liuhua Lake and decorated inside and out with traditional Chinese flair with evening guzheng performances to really put the musical icing on the atmosphere cake.
Tongqing Tang 同庆堂
Spoonhunt ID: 461272
Address: 901 Jiefang North Road, Yuexie Park
Average Price: 126 RMB
A secluded paradise in the midst of an urban jungle, Tongqing Tang is an antique lover's dream. The high price tag (expect to drop several hundred RMB for a pot of tea) keeps out the riff-raff, making it ideal for small, intimate gatherings, with a VIP room for super high-rollers.
Zi Zai Tang 自在堂
Spoonhunt ID: 8324996
Address: Xingang Dong Lu, 1 Panjiang Garden Street, near the exhibition center entrance
Average Price: 129 RMB
It's a peaceful teahouse with traditional Chinese furniture and decor; many of the paintings are for sale, as well. The menu features organic, vegetarian dishes and a large variety of teas. Your tea selection is prepared at your table in the appropriate traditional style.
To find any of these teahouses when in Hangzhou, search Spoonhunt by their name or ID.
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