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“Expensive but charming teahouse in the heart of the old town”

LaoShangHai ChaGuan
Ranked #181 of 428 Coffee & Tea in Shanghai
Neighborhood: Old Town
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Neighborhood: Old Town
Reviewed March 16, 2013

I have been in this teahouse in summer 2012.
It is on the first floor (not ground floor) of a house, quite difficult to notice if without a tourist guide.
The place is very very charming, quite unique atmosphere: waiter with traditional clothes, soft Chinese music, old tools, maps, clothes on one side of the narrow room, wood tables on the other side by the windows on the main road, it looks almost as a museum: very interesting place.

There is a wide choice of tea and snacks but you can expect to pay around 80 yuan for a cup of tea and 40-50 yuan for the snack, which is quite expensive also for a town like Shanghai.

Still I think that it is worthy a stop if you are alone, and it is a must-stop if you are traveling with your loved one, so romantic!

They did not try to cheat me, which is a plus.

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Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

Really good place to sit and relax for a minute and re-plan the rest of your sight seeing. It is relatively more expensive but it's worth the peace. If you are looking to take some tea home, just go back onto the street and you get the same tea at almost half the price in the various tea shops

1  Thank Rix03
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Serving only tea on an average level to high prices tea may not be the main reason to stay in the Old Tea House. Nevertheless, located in the center of the old town of Shanhai it's a nice place to have a rest.

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Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

Great place to duck in and go back in time. If you've had enough of looking at trinkets this is the place for you

1  Thank ShanghaiPrincessV
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Delicious food, good tea, incredible atmosphere, unique!
Best place in Shanghai!

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Thank Kristel211
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