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Tianshan Tea City

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Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
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Address: NO. 520 Zhongshan West Rd, Shanghai 200051, China
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Phone Number: 862152531246

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A really nice place to immerse in the Chinese tea culture

Unlike tea houses (where you pay for the atmosphere mostly) here you can experience the tea itself in the way it's meant to be. I visited Sara's shop on the second floor, stall... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2016
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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While a lot of people recommended this place to me, I didn't find it too amazing. I found the place to lack any enthusiasm - whether in terms of shop keepers selling their stuff or even the visitors buying things. It seemed quite dull overall. I did however visit a shop therein which provided services in English. I tasted a... More 

Thank DikshaMunjal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Unlike tea houses (where you pay for the atmosphere mostly) here you can experience the tea itself in the way it's meant to be. I visited Sara's shop on the second floor, stall 2133 and her English, as well as knowledge about tea and presentation was exceptionally good. We tried several teas from different types - blacks, pu-erh, green in... More 

Thank Владимир В
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We also visited Susie in shop 1051, which is on the main floor as you enter the Tianshan Tea City, so is easy to find. Susie's English is very good, and her knowledge of tea is commanding. We felt she had a great variety at excellent prices...buy here instead of in the Yu Garden area! We had a wonderful experience... More 

Thank BaxterBlack
Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

I highly recommend Susie's shop at stall 1051. I had read about her location through other reviews on here and she did not disappoint. I had some of the best teas I've ever tried, and left feeling knowledgeable and warm with Susie's hospitality. The second floor is also very good for tea pots and accessories.

Thank bookgal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I discovered this place near the end of my trip so I only had time to drop by a after work towards the end of the day. It was a bit of a trip but I'm so glad I took the time to do it. Essentially it's a building complex with many little shops inside and out. The building is... More 

1 Thank Becky B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Great Chinese tea appreciation experience @ 1065!! I visited Tianshan Tea City yesterday wanting to i) have a good Chinese tea appreciation session; ii) purchase my stock of favourite Xihu Longjing (西湖龙井) and Tie Guanyin (铁观音); and iii) help a friend to purchase Da Hong Pao (大红袍). I am glad I scheduled this in my stay in Shanghai and did... More 

Thank raymondlH3680TP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Every visit to Shanghai, My family visit the tea boutique No.1065 and buy Chinese tea there. We tried green tea, black tea, oolong tea, both of them good. Price is reasonable. You can enjoy several kinds of tea there for comparing fragrance and taste. The master is a very kindly young man. He has credentials of Chinese tea and can... More 

Thank dandanjp
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This is a good place to buy tea because there are so many shops available. That can also be daunting because, if you are like me, it is hard to know what kind of tea you like or should buy, and which grade. Each kind of tea has various points of origin and grades. I met Tien at #1065 about... More 

Thank LAXbase
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This was a great experience ! If you decide to go there make sure to go see Susie's shop (number 1051) she will answer any questions you have on the many kinds of tea she has in her shop

1 Thank Pauline G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

This was one of my favorite experience in Shanghai. After getting lost several times by taking the wrong metro stop I finally arrived to the Tea City. It made me think about some markets in Turkey. It's possible to find some places where dozens of shops of specific items ( shoes, coffee, wedding dresses...) are next to each other. So... More 

2 Thank Özge K

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Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
West of Shanghai’s better-known business, cultural and entertainment centers, lies an expansive area of residential neighborhoods peppered with lifestyle pockets that have their own unique attractions. The schools have formed pockets of international communities throughout Gubei, Hongqiao and Minhang. Quite a few entertainment and shopping centers have built up over the years to cater to these communities. While living here means you are relatively far away from Shanghai’s usual hot spots, the large parks, spacious homes and proximity to great Japanese and Korean food keep the neighborhoods popular.