Linhuatai Tea Shop

Linhuatai Tea Shop, Datong: Hours, Address, Linhuatai Tea Shop Reviews: 4.5/5

Linhuatai Tea Shop
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM

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4.5
133 reviews
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Average
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kellypoon
2 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Taiwan Li shan tea. The taste not really good. The quality is average consider as pass only. near to city area.
Written June 27, 2019
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jasmine tay
3 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
I suspect they selling not real taiwan tea. I have do testing on it. So please aware when you purchase taiwan tea. out of 10 tea shop 9 shop not selling taiwan tea.
Written June 24, 2019
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kelly
3 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
There are a lot of tea shops in Taipei but one wonders about the quality of the teas. This shops specializes in organic tea and you can also taste the difference in teas. It’s expensive if you opt for ther 高山茶 brand but if you are a tea lover and enjoy Taiwanese tea, you will love it !
Written January 12, 2019
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A and P
New Zealand43 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
We went to buy tea - and did - but we also had an absolutely lovely time with the people at the shop. They were friendly and sincere and so helpful. Great to see all the teas and also smell them. Please go and buy your tea from Linhuatai tea shop!!
Written September 10, 2018
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KentTheval
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia21 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
This has a long history. They roast the tea there as well. Got wide range of tea with different tea rate. Their price is by 600gm basis. They willing to let u try the tea but not all of it. Only accept cash. Got oolong and jing xuen there. They do export to japan as well so dont be surprise if u see japanese customer there.
Written June 16, 2018
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Lisa
London, UK28 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
This is a lovely tea shop with a good variety of tea types. It's not really a sit down sip and try out teas kind of tea house, it's a shop. The staff are lovely and helpful and can also speak English if you don't know any mandarin. One thing to point out is that the teas come wrapped in a yellow plastic bag, so if you're planning on buying tea as a gift and want it wrapped up fancy then you'll need to purchase a desperate tea tin, otherwise the bag they wrap it in does the job fine :)
Written August 4, 2017
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Tom H
San Francisco, CA647 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
We went around 6:15 pm right after a got a few snack from the Ningxia Night Market (寧夏夜市). I think about 15 to 20 mins walk. So, here we are... Just WoW. many different kinds of Taiwanese tea. Don't Panic and Don't be Over the hill. Start of browsing the list of tea on the Wall and get a better understanding or do your research ahead of time and buy what you need and get out or break your bank at this tea house. Literally, there are so many tea and you just want to buy them all and get home and taste. Just we remember, you don't have to buy them in 600g, they do sell at 150g and up. The price on the Wall is for 600g and also written in the barrel top as well. Here is what we buy...
1. Dong Ding Oolong 凍頂 med grade $1600 TWD for 600g
2. Dong Ding Oolong 凍頂 higher $600 TWD for 150g 
3. Iron Goddess (Tie Guanyin) Tea 鐵觀音 $600 TWD for 600g 
dong fang mei ren 東方美人 a.k.a Oriental Beauty (Dongfang Meiren) Tea - will get next time, it's top 10 famous Taiwanese Tea.
Just FYI - if you need to learn more or do some research ahead, please search Taiwanese Tea in your search engine.

Enjoy and drink more tea...

Good luck and have fun in the tea house... and enjoy drinking...
Written July 13, 2017
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John B
Bangkok, Thailand812 contributions
Jan 2017 • Solo
Not that I'm necessarily an expert, but I write a blog about tea, more or less drink different teas every week, and have visited most major producing tea countries, and in my opinion this is a great tea shop. No tea shop is perfect for everyone since different people are looking for different things, so I'll qualify that a bit. It's a wholesale shop that also sells retail, covering the basic dozen tea types one would see in lots of places in Taiwan, or really a third of those turn up in a lot less places. They sell tea in grades, typically four different of them, in quantities of one jin (600 grams) or down to one quarter jin (150 grams). The pricing for the different grades or levels of teas are quite fair, in my estimation, and the highest grades really are quite good tea.

That qualification: quite good means different things to different people. If someone is a tea enthusiast on a different page, not looking for common types, seeking out what is rare and exceptional, and quite willing to pay up to that next level for different types of products then this isn't the place. Their highest grade was selling for on the order of $30 for 150 grams, quite inexpensive for tea of that type and level, but some people are happy to pay 50 cents a gram for something different. The catch: it's possible to overpay that 50 cents a gram for the same quality and type of tea that really should cost a fraction of that if you don't know what you are buying. For most people the next to highest level of grades would be as good as they could appreciate, selling for less than $20 per 150 grams, a great value.

You can't really judge tell teas from smelling the the dry tea versions, although it provides some information, a good start. I'd guess that most of what is selling in tourist-theme shops (or grocery stores, for that matter) is really on the level of one of the two middle grades, still decent tea but from a tea enthusiast perspective not that great. They sell "lesser" tea types for a lot less (Sri Lankan commercial teas, for example, or lower-demand Taiwanese teas), so depending on preference those may be of interest.

It's not as if cost and quality are necessarily so linear; personal preference specifies what is good or not so good, not price, or some objective grade. But still this shop is definitely worth a look. High mountain oolongs are standard fare in Taiwan, and Oriental Beauty, a more-oxidized twisted-preparation oolong with a bug-bitten back-story, but soft and fruity black teas are also well worth checking out, or green teas, if someone is so inclined.
Written January 18, 2017
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merrill23k
Boston, Massachusetts6 contributions
Oct 2016 • Solo
This is not a great teashop. I give it an average rating because most teashops in Taipei are awful. Outside of the city prices are lower & customers are often treated better though they may not know it. There are many prices & qualities but there is not so much excellent tea nor good value for $.
Written October 16, 2016
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RyaCho
Australia70 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
I visited this tea shop based on some research I did before traveling to Taipei. This tea shop has been around 130 years and was easily the best shop I visited during my entire time in Taiwan and I visited many shops. The prices are the same for retail and wholesale customers and there are many different grades of quality per kind of tea. I purchased two green teas and two oolong teas. I've tried all since and they are magnificent! If you are looking for very high quality Taiwanese tea and want honest, friendly service you should definitely visit! It will be one of the highlights of your trip to Taipei!
Written August 27, 2016
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