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Lao She Teahouse

93 Reviews

Lao She Teahouse

93 Reviews
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KodoDrummer wrote a review May 2019
Yekaterinburg, Russia63,479 contributions137,552 helpful votes
We tried a few special teas over an hour in a private booth, while at the same time listening to the music-rich atmosphere. It is on the expensive side. For two of us, it amount to US$160 for our tea and private room. Some of the teas offered sell for over US1,000. Not being an expert in fine tea tasting, I can’t tell the difference between a $5 and $2,000 cup of tea.
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Date of experience: May 2019
78 Helpful votes
PhebeB wrote a review Apr 2019
33 contributions64 helpful votes
I read good reviews of Lao She Teahouse on Chinese food review site Dian Ping and I decided to check the branch at Qian Men out. I didn't want to watch the performance, so I visited the tea rooms on the second floor. They charge RMB50 per hour for a small room (for 4 people), which I thought was fine. But I had a shock when I saw the menu - the cheapest type of tea leaves were priced at RMB380. They also offer one serving of tea at about RMB120, which I thought was not worth it. I decided to get the tea leaves (it's from the Jasmine flower), thinking that the server would show me the preparation process. I wanted to learn more about that. Once again, I was taken aback when the server entered the room, brought the kettle to boil and empty the tea leaves from a sachet into a cup. She then poured the hot water over the leaves and told me to have a sip anytime I wish to. At that moment I was really disappointed because I could have easily done that at home! As I sipped the tea, I didn't think it was great - there was a fair bit of astringency to it. My conclusion is that the hefty price didn't justify the quality of tea served. I had set out to learn more about Chinese tea but instead left with an emptier wallet. Do exercise caution when visiting this place! P.S) I did a check on the price of the Jasmine tea leaves which they served, you can get it from e-commerce sites for RMB10 - RM75. I paid RMB380. :/
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Date of experience: March 2019
1 Helpful vote
PLPP wrote a review Apr 2019
16 contributions19 helpful votes
Had dinner in the restaurant, service was bad and food was nothing to shout about. After 3 reminders, our water did not come and we gave up asking for it. A big disappointment given the reviews I heard about this place. Watched the cultural show and it was entertaining. Hefty ticket prices though. Recommend to watch only if you understand mandarin.
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Date of experience: April 2019
2 Helpful votes
VNORVI wrote a review Jan 2019
San Francisco, California220 contributions85 helpful votes
My wife grew up in Beijing and Arik has a nice tome. Very cute little rooms. Lots of tea to select from. Great to imagine having a debate about society like She would have done
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Date of experience: January 2019
KodoDrummer wrote a review Dec 2018
Yekaterinburg, Russia63,479 contributions137,552 helpful votes
This is tea-tasting at its best. I dropped in for my second visit this year, to try more varieties of LaoShe’s relaxing tea. This is much more than a place to drink tea. It is loaded with memorabilia, including visits by many world leaders, including George H. W. Bush. We booked a private tea drinking room for an hour to enjoy our selected teas and the music. There is also a dinner show which is very nice, but this time, I only stopped for the tea drinking experience and to enjoy the teahouse, which is like a museum. The tea tasting in private rooms is expensive, but understandable for the location and experience.
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Date of experience: August 2018
19 Helpful votes
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