It’s not often we get to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday urban life, but when you do, these following tea houses are the perfect place to immerse yourself in nature, conversation and the fragrance of tea.
Thinker’s Tea, just as the name implies, is a place for you to think. Surrounded by several verdant tea hills, where world renowned tea species such as Longjing Green Tea (西湖龙井) and Jiuquhongmei (九曲红梅) are produced, it is a cozy and tranquil tea house that provides a relaxing environment for city workers who want to escape the stresses of urban life.
With a black stone path stretching from transparent windows under the white wall and leading up to a bamboo forest, Thinker’s Tea is harmonious with the surrounding natural landscape
Address: 7 Meijiawu, Xihu District, Hangzhou (西湖区梅家坞7号)
Despite the location, in a rather prosperous trading area, Joyful House appears like a land of idyllic beauty. With a total area of 300 square meters, the tea house is only separated into 3compartments and 4 booths, and in doing so it provides an abundance of space for every customer.
In Joyful House, there are mountains, waters stones, and bamboos and many other natural elements. Customers can feast their eyes on the tea sets and the surrounding environment, which relates to that most typical and yet elusive concept Taoism.
Address: Between Building H and Building I, Huanglong Wanke Center, 77 Xueyuan Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou (西湖区学院路77号黄龙万科中心H座与I座之间)
Fuquan Teahouse is a combination of tea culture and Zen culture, both of which act as an integral part of Chinese culture. Taste a cup of tea and then you study Zen culture.
Come rain or shine, the interior of the tea house is always well-lit. With delicate tea sets and a tranquil environment, this place attracts numerous tea lovers to savor a cup of the finest tea and chat intimately, as well as hosting the occasional tea party.
Address: Inside Yongfu Temple, 16 Fayun Lane, Lingyin Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou (西湖区灵隐路法云弄16号永福寺内)