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Ming Tao Xuan

Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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451 St Sulpice, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2C6, Canada
514 845-9448
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Seating

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Wow wow wow. What a great experience

I use the word experience because this place is so traditional, you forget that it's in the middle of old town Montreal. We tried two teas with the plate of biscuits which where delicious, with great service and being shown how to infuse the tea so we could properly appreciate it. With great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2015
Jack M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

I use the word experience because this place is so traditional, you forget that it's in the middle of old town Montreal. We tried two teas with the plate of biscuits which where delicious, with great service and being shown how to infuse the tea so we could properly appreciate it. With great prices, quality teas and friendly staff this... More 

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Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

A wonderful Chinese traditional tea ceremony experience... Many authentic teas to choose from and tea sets available for purchase

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I was originally under the impression that Ming Tao Xuan was a restaurant that sold tea. Actually, it is a beautiful traditional tea shop that also serves food. The small menu is vegetarian; I'm not, but the food was very tasty. The restaurant has a tea menu like a some places have a wine menu. I ordered iced tea; there... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My daughters and I went here for afternoon tea after wandering around old Montreal. We had such a good time, choosing our different teas and having each one of them served in different lovely little pots and cups and learning how to correctly pour them. The owner was very thorough, explaining the right way to deal with each different tea.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We were walking through old Montreal when we stumbled across this fabulous tea house. We walked in and was greeted right away. The host sat us down and gave us our menus. The food was amazing and the teas were yummy. We have gone back several time since. Each trying different teas and buying tea sets and teas for us... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We wandered through this area of Montreal and came upon this tea house. On a whim we decided to try it and it was an unexpectedly rich experience. More than just a place to get a drink and some food. There are dozens of varieties of tea to choose from and when it is served, the staff will show you... More 

Thank Anne W
Beijing Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This tea house has an amazing variety of tea, tea sets, and also serves food. We are served by the owner of the shop and his explanation and recommendations for was tea amazing. Atmosphere is very calm and relaxing.

Thank Guang S
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

After an entertaining & informative walking tour of Old Montreal, we were happy to escape the rain & enjoy this highly recommended tea room. We couldn't have been happier with the wide choice of teas & vegetarian menu. The menu only had 6 items & they were all superb. Highlights were the "chicken" kebabs made from tofu & the biscuits.... More 

Thank BaliloverNewYork
Sao Paulo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

A few steps from Notre-Dame and you will be transported to a "far hilly field of tea in China". This is what happens when you enter to Ming Tao Xuan. An incredible saloon invites you to try one of those options of tea. Medicinal, Oolong, Japanese...varieties abound. The shop saloon itself worths the visit. Pots, figures, statues...a real gallery. The... More 

Thank Brenoka
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The first time we went in we thought it was just a shop selling dry chinese tea but it also sells tea and has a limited menu. The lovely owner or her son assist with a choice of tea and explain how best to serve it. We went back three times for tea and a perfect little cheesecake. Almost noone... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 451 St Sulpice, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2C6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighborhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: 514 845-9448

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

Neighborhood Profile
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic center of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its center, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theater.