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“dim sum out of a bag”
Review of Cha Guan Tea Shop

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Cha Guan Tea Shop
Ranked #7 of 8 Coffee & Tea in La Crosse
Description: This is a small, newly opened resto. Owner operated. It's a little difficult to find as it's inside a former old department store in the heart of downtown La Crosse. It has no exterior signage only a couple of small posters. The main business in the building is Three Rivers Outdoors & you have to go thru there to find it off to the side. They have a great selection of hot tea and delicious iced tea. They feature daily specials and are health conscious. The lady is very polite, friendly, and helpful. Budget prices. Quality of the food is excellent and is more traditional Chinese than the Americanized Chinese that is prevalent. I've been there two days in a row and will return again tomorrow. They also have some deserts and games for kids to play. I think they must have about 50 kinds of tea, including black, flavored black, green and flavored green, oolong, white, flavored white, puerh, rooibos, & etc.
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Description: This is a small, newly opened resto. Owner operated. It's a little difficult to find as it's inside a former old department store in the heart of downtown La Crosse. It has no exterior signage only a couple of small posters. The main business in the building is Three Rivers Outdoors & you have to go thru there to find it off to the side. They have a great selection of hot tea and delicious iced tea. They feature daily specials and are health conscious. The lady is very polite, friendly, and helpful. Budget prices. Quality of the food is excellent and is more traditional Chinese than the Americanized Chinese that is prevalent. I've been there two days in a row and will return again tomorrow. They also have some deserts and games for kids to play. I think they must have about 50 kinds of tea, including black, flavored black, green and flavored green, oolong, white, flavored white, puerh, rooibos, & etc.
Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“dim sum out of a bag”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

We were psyched to find a place that offered dim sum any day of the week--should have known better. The buns and dumplings we got were instantly recognizeable as the same ones we've bought from the freezer section of our local Asian market. I guess they throw them in the steamer. The selection of teas was great, though.

  • Visited July 2012
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2 Thank mn_daytrip
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English first
St. Pete Beach, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Yummy Bubble tea”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

Very nice staff, who were super helpful in explaining to us what our first experience with bubble tea would be like. It was delicious. Thank you!

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Fauner1
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Madison, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Unexpected oasis”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

Not as hard to find as some previous reviewers have said, Wonderful selection of tea and dim sum, a nice selection of Asian tshotshkies, and friendly service.

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Meyshe
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing hidden jewel.”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Super fab Bubble Tea, and shrimp wonton soup! I was amazed by how the owner knew a story or history for each of her teas!

Visited April 2012
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Thank sherrypicha
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