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Chongqing News

Authentic old tea houses in Chongqing

2019-04-12 15:47:28

CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Chongqing is the city with many city gates, temples and tea houses. We forget Gaiwancha (a kind of tea) due to the fast pace of modern life.

In addition to hot pot, old teahouse can best represent Chongqing culture. It only remains in the memories of old generations after so many years. The following tea houses are the most authentic for you to feel Chongqing memories.

Jiaotong Teahouse

It’s known as the No.1 among oldest tea houses in Chongqing. Gaiwancha. Tables and chairs and even the decoration are preserved quite complete.

It’s not only a teahouse, but also a living fossil witnessing the development of Chongqing culture and arts. Retired people, peasant-workers, students of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, film directors and other cultural contexts came here.

Business hours: 06:30 - 23:00

Address: No. 20, Huangjueping Centre Street, Jiulongpo District

Price: 

Green Tea, Tuocha and others: 2 yuan for a cup

Chrysanthemum Tea or Jasmine Tea: 3 yuan for a cup

You can only spend 3 yuan at most and get free refill.

Transport: take Bus 223, 244a, 823, 233 and 277 to the teahouse.

Hanlin Teahouse

Located at Ciqikou Ancient Town, it has historical features naturally. This tranquil teahouse is hidden in this busy ancient town. Though the owner is in his 70s, he is still enthusiastic to prepare the most authentic Gaiwancha for each guest and tell the stories of the Teahouse.

Business hours: 09:00 - 20:00

Address: Ciqikou Ancient Town, Shapingba District

Price:

Ordinary tea (Green Tea, Tuocha and others): 10 yuan for a cup

Scented tea (Chrysanthemum Tea or Jasmine Tea): 10 yuan for a cup

First-class tea ranges from 15 to 25 yuan.

Transport: take Line 1 to get off at Ciqikou Station and walk here.

Renmin Gongyuan Bababcha (Baba Tea at the People’s Park)

Located at Jiefangbei CBD, it is incompatible with this busy district. With wonderful environment and the purest life, Chongqing features 30 years ago still remain in this teahouse among high-rises.

Business hours: 08:00 - 21:00

Address: the People's Park, Xinhua Road, Jiefangbei, Yuzhong District

(Translated by Mao Qiao, Fathom Language Limited)

Editor:李秀超