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Ming Tao Xuan

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451 St Sulpice, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2C6, Canada
514 845-9448
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Chinese tea and a light lunch

This is one of our favorite stops every time we are in Montreal. The perfect place to relax and regroup as you plan the rest of the days adventure. Same block as the Hotel St. Sulpice and the Basilica de Notre Dame. The ladies who work in there are genuinely excited to show you how to prepare... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Newtown, United States
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Newtown, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is one of our favorite stops every time we are in Montreal. The perfect place to relax and regroup as you plan the rest of the days adventure. Same block as the Hotel St. Sulpice and the Basilica de Notre Dame. The ladies who work in there are genuinely excited to show you how to prepare and drink your... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This was our 2nd visit to this little tea house in Old Montreal. It's a beautiful shop with lots of tea sets to peruse. The tea is expertly served, and the mango salad was yummy! Thanks, Mr. Lee, for being open on Christmas Day!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Stumbled upon this place while walking around Old Montreal. Tea selection is interesting. The explanation about the tea and its preparation are what make the experience extraordinary. We had the cookies that war every tasty. The shop also sells tea pots and tea sets, along with some jewelry and statues. Very nice place.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

It's so beautifully designed, with so many earthenware pots and china cups and statues and one with a running water, you feel transported magically to the heart of China. The shopkeepers are so good you can ask for any advice on tea. On my first visit, I told them I have a cold and they suggested honey ginger tea which... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is an amazing tea shop. It sold a huge variety of teas, the menu was an entire book with a great description of each tea, the flavour and the location it comes from. The sheer number of tea pots and cups was amazing, and well worth the visit. While the food menu was limited, it is a tea shop... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Tea shop close to Notre Dame Cathedral. Tea is really the focus here and, in fact, when I asked about food they told me it was limited. While this was true, it's still a good place to stop away from the hustle and bustle and within the old town area. I had the vegetarian chicken which was served with a... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

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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15 helpful votes 15 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 451 St Sulpice, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2C6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighborhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: 514 845-9448

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

Neighborhood Profile
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic center of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its center, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theater.