To spend time leisurely in quiet teahouses of the lanes
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- In addition to the traditional gourmet hot pot, Chongqing's culture also has teahouses that have undergone years of baptism and precipitation. This time, we will introduce some of the featured teahouses in Chongqing for you.
Changting Teahouse 长亭茶园
“Changting Teahouse” was built in the 1920s and is one of the oldest teahouses in Chongqing. It used to be a place frequented by genteel and elegant people. Lao She, Cao Yu and other celebrities have also left their footprints here. There is still a sense of literature in the teahouse, and there are many beautiful garden buildings around.
Business hours: 8:00 – 21:00
Address: People’s Park, Xinhua Road, Jiefangbei, Yuzhong District
Hanlin Teahouse 翰林茶园
Surrounded by old tiled houses, old yards, mottled wooden stigmas and weathered stones, 20 meters straight across the gate of Ciqikou, just turn left, and you can see the words "Hanlin Teahouse", which is a really good place to hear the story of old Chongqing. The Teahouse is quiet in the noise of the buildings of history. Although the owner is in his 70s, he is still very enthusiastic, preparing the most authentic tea served in a set of cups for each arriving guest and telling the stories behind the Teahouse.
Business hours: 9:00 – 20:00
Address: Ciqikou ancient town, Shapingba District
Jiaotong Teahouse 交通茶馆
The most famous teahouse in Chongqing is the Jiaotong Teahouse. Walk past a low-key entrance and along a short aisle, a slightly dilapidated big house with a wooden beam structure comes into view. Long wooden benches, mottled wooden square tables, tea served in a set of cups and regular guests gave an illusion of traveling back in time. Vulgar and unrefined, this is a place where ordinary people regularly pay a visit to drink tea, play cards, play chess and chew the rag, all too comfortable. Tea served is not expensive -- what attracts people is the lifestyle instead of the beverage.
Business hours: 6:30 am to 11:00 pm
Address: No. 20, Huangjueping Center Street, Jiulongpo District
Bailuyuan Teahouse 白鹭原茶艺馆
The teahouse is grandiose, richly ornamented yet delicate. Stepping across the wooden gates of the teahouse is like entering into a paradise. Enjoy a cup of tea here, and you may find life itself back in purity and natural harmony.
Business hours: 9:00 – 17:00
Address: Jinyang Chongqing Image Walking Street, No. 66, Nanping West Road, Nan’an District
Lingshang 1st Teahouse 嶺上壹号茶社
The architecture of the Chinese style courtyard house has a quaint charm, occupying the commanding heights and enjoying the night view. Drinking tea here is very artistic and unique. The teahouse has set up a variety of seats and rooms along the slope. It is like another world quite different from this world. There is also a small national studies gallery, which offers you edified sentiment and cultivation for the body and soul.
Business hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Address: Testbed 2, Eling Center Street, Yuzhong District (Translated by Yang Lifu, Fathom Language Limited)