Tianshan Tea City
Tianshan Tea City
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  • Jakub G
    Wroclaw, Poland4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely go to Susie!
    Susie and her tea shop are a guarantee you will become a tea-drinker. Besides the wide selection of green, white, oolong, black, dark and speciality tea, Susie has comprehensive tea knowledge, and will teach you all about tea while tasting. Ended up getting a year worth of tea :) You can find Susie's shop location in one of the other comments.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 28, 2023
  • Alex C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very chill tea experience
    After reading the most recent reviews I decided to look for suzies shop as well. Had a bit of difficulty since I didn't really understand the map that is posted down here somewhere. What I didn't get at first is that suzies shop is outside the main building. Suzie wasn't at the shop when I found it, but her number was on the door and I called her. She came running! The experience itself was very nice. I'm very novice in the tea world. She explained a lot while letting me try all the teas I wanted to. She didn't try and push any teas on me. She just let me try them and decide for myself. When showing me a new tea, she didn't put out the most expensive ones, but started me out with the lower tiers first and then showed me the higher tiers just to compare. At no point did I feel pressured to buy anything. That said, I bought way more than I was planning too. Her prices seemed really fair and they seemed very good quality. Thank you Suzie. I'll definitly visit again if I'm back in Shanghai!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written January 9, 2024
  • Dianne B
    Colorado24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit Susie's Shop!
    After reading the reviews here, I gave Susie a call this morning after easily finding her shop. Coming from a tea family, she shares with passion her wealth of knowledge in a warm and kind way. She made me feel at home in such an overwhelming tea city. I'm excited to have her contact for future purchases she can ship to me. I highly recommend her shop. I was curious to look at teacups and packaging, she guided the way to other shops.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 4, 2024
  • Interno16
    Mexico City, Mexico17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    Amazing. I followed your advice to taste and buy from Susie at 1262, and I loved it. I also bought some teaware from the second floor, but I ran the risk of getting in serious debt for overspending... so I ran. Lovely experience.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 5, 2024
  • Samantha Louise T
    Quezon City, Philippines46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Tea Experience Ever
    Tianshan Tea City was worth the visit! I went to Susie's shop (number 1262) and had the best time. Susie has a good selection of white, green, black puerh, oolong and jasmime teas her customers can choose from. As she guides you through the tea tasting experience, she also shares information on the tea you are tasting without pressuring you to purchase. She's also honest about which teas are better in quality or appeal to customers. Susie also helped me with regards to various tea paraphernalia which I greatly appreciated. Truly one of the best tea experiences of my life. Thank you to Susie and all the reviewers who spread the word!
    Visited July 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written July 5, 2024
  • zhl
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place holds a special spot in my heart, not just for the tea but also for the warm conversations
    I'd been staying in Shanghai for a few years, and for these few years, 天山茶城 (Tian Shan Tea Market) has been the place where I buy tea. My favorite shop is 吉清茶业 (Ji Ching Tea), No. 1101. The variety of tea is huge, and the prices are reasonable (every customer can find something for his budget). The quality of tea is excellent, as well as service. Hannah, the lady-boss, made this place very special for me. Every time I go there, we drink different types of tea while having a very friendly talk. She knows Chinese (of course), English and a little bit of Russian (maybe more languages), so you won't have problems with the language barrier. As I mentioned, the variety of tea is big, but thanks to Hannah, I found my own preferences. If you are searching where to buy Chinese tea in Shanghai, forget about airports, temples, and (especially) supermarkets, etc. This place and Hannah will help you find exactly what you need. Based on my experience, I can say that you will hardly find anything better.
    Visited July 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written July 9, 2024
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Ali
Kabul, Afghanistan6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
I have visited shop 1057. Mrs Mary and her colleagues were very kind and friendly. I spent around 40 minutes trying different kinds of green, white and black tea. Jasmene tea was very awesome.
Mrs Mary could speak English and Japanese very well.
I recommend her shop for everyone to visit.
Written January 12, 2020
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Samantha Louise T
Quezon City, Philippines46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Solo
Tianshan Tea City was worth the visit! I went to Susie's shop (number 1262) and had the best time. Susie has a good selection of white, green, black puerh, oolong and jasmime teas her customers can choose from. As she guides you through the tea tasting experience, she also shares information on the tea you are tasting without pressuring you to purchase. She's also honest about which teas are better in quality or appeal to customers. Susie also helped me with regards to various tea paraphernalia which I greatly appreciated. Truly one of the best tea experiences of my life. Thank you to Susie and all the reviewers who spread the word!
Written July 6, 2024
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zhl
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Solo
I'd been staying in Shanghai for a few years, and for these few years, 天山茶城 (Tian Shan Tea Market) has been the place where I buy tea.
My favorite shop is 吉清茶业 (Ji Ching Tea), No. 1101. The variety of tea is huge, and the prices are reasonable (every customer can find something for his budget). The quality of tea is excellent, as well as service.
Hannah, the lady-boss, made this place very special for me. Every time I go there, we drink different types of tea while having a very friendly talk. She knows Chinese (of course), English and a little bit of Russian (maybe more languages), so you won't have problems with the language barrier. As I mentioned, the variety of tea is big, but thanks to Hannah, I found my own preferences.
If you are searching where to buy Chinese tea in Shanghai, forget about airports, temples, and (especially) supermarkets, etc. This place and Hannah will help you find exactly what you need. Based on my experience, I can say that you will hardly find anything better.
Written July 9, 2024
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Alex C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
After reading the most recent reviews I decided to look for suzies shop as well. Had a bit of difficulty since I didn't really understand the map that is posted down here somewhere. What I didn't get at first is that suzies shop is outside the main building.

Suzie wasn't at the shop when I found it, but her number was on the door and I called her. She came running!

The experience itself was very nice. I'm very novice in the tea world. She explained a lot while letting me try all the teas I wanted to. She didn't try and push any teas on me. She just let me try them and decide for myself. When showing me a new tea, she didn't put out the most expensive ones, but started me out with the lower tiers first and then showed me the higher tiers just to compare. At no point did I feel pressured to buy anything.

That said, I bought way more than I was planning too. Her prices seemed really fair and they seemed very good quality.

Thank you Suzie. I'll definitly visit again if I'm back in Shanghai!
Written January 9, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Dianne B
Colorado24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
After reading the reviews here, I gave Susie a call this morning after easily finding her shop. Coming from a tea family, she shares with passion her wealth of knowledge in a warm and kind way. She made me feel at home in such an overwhelming tea city. I'm excited to have her contact for future purchases she can ship to me. I highly recommend her shop. I was curious to look at teacups and packaging, she guided the way to other shops.
Written April 5, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Interno16
Mexico City, Mexico17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Amazing. I followed your advice to taste and buy from Susie at 1262, and I loved it. I also bought some teaware from the second floor, but I ran the risk of getting in serious debt for overspending... so I ran. Lovely experience.
Written April 5, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jakub G
Wroclaw, Poland4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Susie and her tea shop are a guarantee you will become a tea-drinker. Besides the wide selection of green, white, oolong, black, dark and speciality tea, Susie has comprehensive tea knowledge, and will teach you all about tea while tasting. Ended up getting a year worth of tea :)

You can find Susie's shop location in one of the other comments.
Written October 28, 2023
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TiaoTio
Germany11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
That’s the place where you should buy your tea in China. Until this day we are ordering it just from there. If you find your seller then they can even deliver it to your home. We got a recommendation to visit Susie. She speaks English and does entire tea ceremony for you. She is such a sweet and genuine person. You can see it’s her true passion.
Written November 16, 2022
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ChuJun2
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Solo
I found Tea in China to be quite complex and confusing as a foreigner. I lived in Shanghai for 2 years and found a tea shop that speaks great english and is very knowable. Ask for Sara as she is knowledge but more imortanly very patient. If you ask, she explain the differences and help guide you to new teas with more appreciation and understanding.

Prices are very reasonable as they can guide you to any grade of tea you may need. For me there are 3 reasons or needs from tea:

1) Every day good econmical tea
2) Gift Tea - Nicely presented
3) Rare and unique special Teas

The staff understands this and will educate you accordingly.

I no longer live in Shanghai but I still come to their shop on trips to restock. - Hope you Enjoy
Written May 4, 2014
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Tofurry
Renton, WA1,066 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
After reading the reviews on this place, I knew we would want to go to Susie for her tea tasting experience. We got there at opening but she hadn't opened yet. One stall next to hers was kind to call her and she came right away. She said that she stayed late at night so she opened later in the morning.

From the reviews, I knew that to fully enjoy the experience, it would take a couple of hours so I set aside the whole morning for tea-tasting! My younger son has never liked tea so I was worried he'd be bored but he actually had a great time! In fact, tea is starting to grow on him.

Susie speaks wonderful English and had us try over 10 teas: Green, White, Oolong, Black, Jasmine, and Pu'er, 2-3 different teas of each type to see the difference. Through the whole experience, she talked about each tea and answered our questions. At the end, we bought about US$125 worth of tea. She gave great suggestions for gifts and what each person on our list would like based on age, temperament etc.

We would be back to buy more if we are ever in Shanghai again. We might even order tea from her to ship to us! We didn't even have time to check out the tea sets upstairs! I would have paid $50 for the tea- tasting so if you ever get to spend the free 2 hrs with Susie, be sure to buy lots of tea!!
Written April 15, 2019
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