These old folk tea houses in Chongqing are worth visiting
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- The weather in Chongqing during this fall seems particularly mild. The beginning of September has brought a sense of autumn. During this nice weather, if we can spend a day in an old tea house with low cost, full of Chongqing flavor, even just sit quietly, watch shows or gossip with others, it will be relaxing.
Jiaotong Teahouse 交通茶馆: listed on the National Geographic Chinese
Located in Huangjueping Centre Street, Jiaotong teahouse is the only teahouse with 70s and 80s style in Chongqing. Although with not much space, the ancient wooden structure, uneven beam, dark gray tiles and mottled walls reveal a unique sense of the times. Such a teahouse is full of the dense city atmosphere that occupies the normal life of Huangjueping natives. They have boiled their first tea in morning, decade after decade. It seems that the curious tourists, the shooting crew and the photographers have nothing to do with them — they live in harmony.
Tea species: General Green Tea, Chrysanthemum Tea, Jasmine Tea, Tuocha and Biluochun Tea.
Reference price: 5 yuan
Address: Underground layer of Luxuan Studio, Huangjueping Center Street No. 4 - 5, Jiulongpo District
Tips： If you want to just take pictures and not drink tea, pay 5 yuan to the boss and take photos as you please.
Zhuanyun Tower 转运楼: to appreciate the traditional Sichuan opera
You want to appreciate opera while drinking tea? I recommend you go to Zhuanyun Tower. After entering, you will feel you have been separated from the modern society and have returned back to the cozy Chongqing theatre. The teahouse is divided into two levels, with the first floor providing tea tasting and watching the performance, while the second floor provides traditional costumes to put on makeup and take pictures for tourists.
Reference price: 74 yuan (tourists can choose the package including meals and performances)
Address: Ciqikou Centre Street No. 110 of Shapingba District
Tips： If you want to see the performance, please come to the teahouse earlier. Visiting the teahouse is free of charge.