Symbols of old Chongqing
Booming business in Jiaotong Teahouse
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- You can sit in the teahouse and order a cup of covered bowl tea. When the tea is mixed with boiling water, the pleasant fragrance of green tea quickly spreads out. You’ll be refreshed immediately when you hold the tea bowl with your left hand and the lid with your right hand to move tea and sip the tea gently.
Jiaotong Teahouse is located at Huangjueping, Jiulongpo District. Many Chongqing people drive here to have the covered bowl tea. In recent two years, many young foreign tourists came here with packages and suitcases to have a look at the symbols of mountain city. The charm of a city lies in the well-developed traffic routes, the orderly-placed skyscrapers, and the city symbols arising from its unique geographical location and cultural environment.
Teahouses were all over the streets and lanes in Chongqing before. Sitting in a teahouse to drink tea was an indispensable habit in people’s life. The reason why people love sitting in a teahouse is not only to quench their thirst and get refreshed. The attraction of a teahouse lies in the function of the exchange and spreading of information in the years of poor communication. All kinds of information can be heard in a teahouse, like fantastic news among ordinary people and official secrets, including the fall of an emperor and the marriage of a widow. Businessmen had their business in the teahouse. Shows like Sichuan Opera and storytelling displayed on stage make the teahouse busy. Nowadays, the number of teahouses becomes less and less. It is worthy to go to the artistic places like Jiaotong Teahouse in Huangjueping.
Jiulongpo Culture Committee released some cultural symbols of Chongqing specially. Let’s have a look!