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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Chinese tea experience

My daughters and I went here for afternoon tea after wandering around old Montreal. We had such a good time, choosing our different teas and having each one of them served in different lovely little pots and cups and learning how to correctly pour them. The owner was very thorough, explaining the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My daughters and I went here for afternoon tea after wandering around old Montreal. We had such a good time, choosing our different teas and having each one of them served in different lovely little pots and cups and learning how to correctly pour them. The owner was very thorough, explaining the right way to deal with each different tea.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We were walking through old Montreal when we stumbled across this fabulous tea house. We walked in and was greeted right away. The host sat us down and gave us our menus. The food was amazing and the teas were yummy. We have gone back several time since. Each trying different teas and buying tea sets and teas for us... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We wandered through this area of Montreal and came upon this tea house. On a whim we decided to try it and it was an unexpectedly rich experience. More than just a place to get a drink and some food. There are dozens of varieties of tea to choose from and when it is served, the staff will show you... More 

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Beijing Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This tea house has an amazing variety of tea, tea sets, and also serves food. We are served by the owner of the shop and his explanation and recommendations for was tea amazing. Atmosphere is very calm and relaxing.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

After an entertaining & informative walking tour of Old Montreal, we were happy to escape the rain & enjoy this highly recommended tea room. We couldn't have been happier with the wide choice of teas & vegetarian menu. The menu only had 6 items & they were all superb. Highlights were the "chicken" kebabs made from tofu & the biscuits.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A few steps from Notre-Dame and you will be transported to a "far hilly field of tea in China". This is what happens when you enter to Ming Tao Xuan. An incredible saloon invites you to try one of those options of tea. Medicinal, Oolong, Japanese...varieties abound. The shop saloon itself worths the visit. Pots, figures, statues...a real gallery. The... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The first time we went in we thought it was just a shop selling dry chinese tea but it also sells tea and has a limited menu. The lovely owner or her son assist with a choice of tea and explain how best to serve it. We went back three times for tea and a perfect little cheesecake. Almost noone... More 

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Ballston Spa, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a tea house that has an amazing selection of tea, tea sets, and also serves food. We are almost always served by the owner of the shop and he is happy to give extensive descriptions and recommendations for tea. We go to this shop almost every time we are in Montreal. The atmosphere is very calm and relaxing.... More 

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Newtown, United States
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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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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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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.