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Ming Tao Xuan

451 St Sulpice, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2C6, Canada (Ville-Marie)
514 845-9448
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Ranked #173 of 4,420 restaurants in Montreal
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
Most recent review
- Jun 3, 2014
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Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
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Atlanta, GA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The wait staff is very nice and knowledgable about their product. The selection of teas to choose from is nice and the prices are quite reasonable. There are vegetarian sides to order with the tea if you so desire. They also have a nice selection of tea and tea accessories to purchase if you so desire. A great spot for... More

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Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

As a native Montrealer, I'm ashamed to admit that I've never noticed this little tea house that sits inconspicuously on a corner on St Sulpice. Apparently, it has been in operation for 10 years. As soon as you walk in, you are transported to another world: the scents are unfamiliar yet intriguing; the decor is ornate, typical of Asian cultures... More

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Orlando, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Excellent tea shop, across from the Notre Dame Basilique. Stopped into this shop after a carriage ride, the tea selection was incredible. Dozens of teas. The presentation was like drinking tea for the first time. We were served on proper tea sets which added to the experience. The prices were reasonable so we grabbed some tea to take home as... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The juxtapose of an authentic Chinese Team Room directly across from Notre Dame in Old Montreal somehow seemed perfectly matched -- but that's how Montreal is. Everything just "fits." We loved the whole experience of the tea ceremony so much that we went back a second time during our trip, and also brought home a nice selection of loose leaf... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Who knew? What a lovely experience--a new one for us. Grandma loved the easy half block walk from Hotel St Sulpice, and the informative tea service. Three of us each ordered a different tea, and each came with a different service and setting. Lovely! A special experience on a cold gray day.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This tea house will host an elegant tea service to demonstrate its fine teas. My family sampled four different teas as well as four foods from their small menu. They sell teas, tea sets, and other Chinese artifacts. A beautiful establishment.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This is such an eccentric place, a vast variety of teas, limited but delicious snacks, large selection of tea pots and cups for purchase, very calm setting. The owners are lovely people and take the time to explain the tea's and the ceremonial pouring. I love taking a break to sit in a clam and tranquil setting just and enjoying... More

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Cork, Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

This tea house was run by extremely polite and knowledgeable staff, who give a demonstration on how to drink tea, one mouthful at a time, from two teapots and small cups, (one long to smell and one wide to drink). The menu of teas is extensive and the flavour of my selection was delicate and complex. I had never paid... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We came along this little tea house by chance, it had a relaxing oriental atmosphere. Friendly, knowledgable staff, great tea selection and provided us with a very interesting lesson in Chinese tea brewing with our afternoon tea!

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Victoria, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Very near our hotel in the Old Port district of Montréal we found Ming Tao Xuan, a purveyor of fine tea. We were presented with an extensive menu of tea service. We ordered two varieties and two savoury vegetarian snacks. Our tea arrived with excellent lessons of how to pour it for best flavour for each variety. The shop also... More

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