Wan Ling Tea House

Wan Ling Tea House, Shanghai: Hours, Address, Wan Ling Tea House Reviews: 5/5

Wan Ling Tea House
5
Speciality & Gift Shops
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Located in Shanghai's central Xu Hui district. Wan Ling Tea House is conveniently accessible from central sites and metro lines 1, 9 and 11 at Xu Jia Hui station (exits 13 or 15) or lines 10 and 11 at Jiao Tong University (exit 1). Offering a wide selection of Chinese tea wares and Chinese teas, including organic tea. Wan Ling carefully selects all our teas personally on her regular sourcing trips around China. Our Yuqing road tea house is a great place to relax. We have a public tea room and also a private tea space which is available to hire and is ideal for groups of 2-16. We run a series of customised experiences including tea tastings and tea art demonstrations. Whether you are just visiting for a short trip and would like a 1-2 hour tea tasting or tea ceremony demonstration, or would like to enrol on a longer tea education programme Wan Ling Tea House is a great choice. Friendly English language service.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Hengshan Lu (Hengshan Road)
How to get there
  • Jiaotong University • 7 min walk
  • Xujiahui • 9 min walk

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rweston21
Tokyo, Japan4 contributions
Lovely Experience at Wan Ling Tea House
Nov 2019 • Solo
Everything about Wan Ling Tea House is serene and calming, and Wan Ling herself radiates peacefulness. I’m very glad I visited! It was so interesting to watch her make teas in the traditional Chinese style, and learn about the different varieties of tea. She does not stock trendy flavored teas and blends, but you can be certain that what you buy there is of the highest quality and you don’t need to fear being ripped off as tourists often can be in the big tea markets. Be sure to call or email in advance, as she no longer operates out of a storefront that you can just drop by - visits are by appointment only.
Written November 30, 2019
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Pleasure to have you visit. We hope we can welcome you back again soon.
Written December 1, 2019
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ingemaje lotus
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Hospitality, deep knowledge, unique approach, soothing atmosphere.
May 2019 • Solo
When I bought tea from Wan Ling, I didn't have only a bag of splendid, interesting and unique tea. Wan Ling also offered me loads of inspiring information about my tea in a really relaxing room with soft music, delicate fragrance of insense together with quite a lot of nice cups of tea. I don't think Wan Ling can help it, but simply has to share her enthusiasm with tea:) . A meditative experience.

Wan Ling has her own personal approch; emphasizing ancient tea bushes as well as her preoccupation with old, natural methods in tea production. She seems to have a inspiring respect for planet Earth and her riches. If I lived in Shanghai I would like to follow her tea education and courses to learn from Wan Ling.

Wan Lings Tea House is placed in beautiful French Connection. Quiet surroundings with many trees.
Written June 28, 2019
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gennytheprintmaker
Blandford Forum, UK11 contributions
An authentic tea experience away from the tourists
Jun 2019 • Solo
Wanling's Teahouse is a hidden gem, tucked away in the leafy Xuhui district of Shanghai (very close to the beautiful French Concession area too) and yet only a short walk from metro stations on either line 1 or 9. Wan Ling will treat you to an authentic gongfu tea ceremony and you will taste some Chinese teas you have never heard of. Her stories of where and how they are produced are fascinating, and it is worth taking a notebook! Wan Ling's subtle and intuitive approach leaves you feeling informed without being pressured, and her spoken English is fluent. I fully recommend a visit.
Written June 16, 2019
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Dear Genny, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave some feedback about Wan Ling Tea House Shanghai. We are looking forward to your next visit!!
Written June 18, 2019
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HK Hiker
1 contribution
Best thing we did in Shanghai!
Apr 2019 • Family
The lovely Wan Ling accommodated up at such short notice and was an incredible host! Gracious and knowledgeable, she gave us a fabulous insight into the ancient tea traditions as well as talking to us about the differences between the recent 'vintages'. Her lovely, gentle manner made our whole experience a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of Shanghai and kept our children interested as well. I couldn't recommend this experience more highly and cannot wait for the latest tea harvests to reach the UK!
Written April 28, 2019
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Great to hear. Pleased you and the family had a wonderful time at Wan Ling Tea House Shanghai. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is very important for us. Wan Ling is currently in Yunnan sourcing some new puer and black teas. We recently received some of the new green teas Wan Ling mentioned to you. All being well, we should have the new seasons teas in the UK around July. Thanks again and please do come and visit again.
Written April 28, 2019
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Ulma
Dubai, United Arab Emirates40 contributions
Interesting and lots of tea to try
Apr 2019
I booked the tea tasting workshop and I can say I was positively surprised. The workshop was only for me. The duration was 2hours and it was very interactive, as I got to choose which teas I would like to try and she explained me not only how to prepare them, but how do they harvest, how many kinds of this tea you can find... it was my first time in a tea tasting workshop and I enjoyed, she has a lot of knowledge!
Written April 26, 2019
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Dear Ulma, Many thanks for visiting Wan Ling Tea House Shanghai and for taking the time to write a review. Glad you had a wonderful time with Wan Ling. Hope you have the chance to visit again and continue learning about the world of tea. Best wishes
Written April 28, 2019
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Jamie
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
Great experience!
Mar 2019 • Friends
My friends and I attended Wan Ling's teahouse workshop and all found it incredibly interesting! Wan Ling gave us a very insightful introduction to the history and background of Chinese tea whilst showing us samples of the tea leaves that had been brought to Shanghai from rural parts of China. This was followed by a demonstration of a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, in which Wan Ling also explained the detailed process and purpose of the different cups used. We then each got the chance to try carrying out the process of making the tea ourselves which we all found not only fascinating and tasty, but very relaxing and soothing. The traditional setting of the tea room also helped create a very relaxing ambiance. If you're interested in Chinese tea or Chinese culture in general, I would highly recommend visiting Wan Ling's teahouse!
Written March 18, 2019
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Dear Jamie, so glad you and your friends enjoyed your time at Wan Ling Tea House. Thanks for taking the time to leave some feedback for others. Please do come and visit again in the future. Safe travels and enjoy your time in China.
Written March 20, 2019
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Laisoy
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A " must do" in Shanghai
Mar 2018 • Friends
Wan Ling is not only able to explain everything about tea but also reflects in her talk the life of someone with a family history in tea fields. I've taken all our visitors there just because I knew they would all be happy afterwards and indeed that's what happened.
I've met her in a training about tea (she was the trainer of course:) and would always go back to her tea house in order to know a bit more and drink those fantastic tea. I cannot recommend her more!
Written February 13, 2019
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Dear Lais, Many thanks for taking the time to share a review. Glad everyone who you have bought to Wan Ling Tea House Shanghai has a had a fun and educational experience whilst enjoying some great Chinese teas. Look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future. Best wishes, Wan Ling and the Wan Ling Tea House team
Written February 15, 2019
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Rima S
1 contribution
In depth and amazing experience
Nov 2018 • Couples
My husband and I chose to do a 2-hour tea tasting with Wan Ling. Best decision ever! We wanted to learn more about tea and that's exactly what we got. Wan Ling went thru the different processes of making different types of tea (white tea vs oolong tea, etc) and the flavor profiles, how to steep each different tea for, the correct way of brewing, and more. Wan Ling answered our questions and really took her time explaining everything. We tried a variety of teas; white, green, oolong. Wan Ling really created a peaceful and calm atmosphere, it didn't feel like we were in a city for that amount of time, all the mattered was tea and learning about it. It was the most relaxing yet informative 2+ hours we had in Shanghai.
Written December 5, 2018
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sarankab2018
Shanghai, China2 contributions
A unique Chinese tea experience
Apr 2018 • Business
I am a tea lover but I am far from being an expert, so I decided to book a Tea Tasting session of 2 hours at Wan Ling's Tea House to have a better knowledge of this art that has always fascinated me.

We tried four types of tea: green tea, white tea and two types of black tea. What really made this experience special is the fact that Wan Ling listened to me and adapted to my needs: I wanted to understand more about the various types of tea and she patiently explained me the differences, letting me try two types of black tea (my favorite). I was very impressed that she goes herself to the tea plantations throughout China to find the tea she will sell, as she cares a lot about the quality of the product. I have always been scared to buy tea in not reliable tea shops, but if you want to buy good quality tea that you can trust just go to Wan Ling!

Also, the location of the house is stunning, in an old house with a beautiful garden. Wan Ling has several rooms and we did the tea tasting in the smallest one, which is elegantly decorated. I felt there extremely relaxed.
Written April 26, 2018
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Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience at Wan Ling Tea House Shanghai. We hope you can come back and delve deeper into the world of tea. Wan Ling is very passionate about tea and is constantly striving to improve her knowledge, which she takes considerable pleasure from sharing and helping others improve their understanding. Tea is a great way to engage with others and yourself. A way to slow down and relax. Take care and we look forward to welcoming you back again.
Written April 27, 2018
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rhmseelen
Asten, The Netherlands2 contributions
visit Wan Ling's new tea house
Apr 2018 • Couples
We went for the second time to Wan Ling's tea house and this year we enjoyed it even more, because of her new location it is even more relaxing. Wan Ling is really very experenced and can tell you everything about chinese tea.
Written April 23, 2018
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Great to have you back and we are pleased you enjoyed the new location. Looking forward to sharing tea again with you next time.
Written April 24, 2018
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