Four floors of ICH -- intangible cultural heritage scattered around the venue. Showcasing historical objects from not just Shanghai, but around China. It also has a big stage in the center, a few stages/ theaters on each floor. Events such as traditional opera,... Read more
Guangdong tea shop chain HEYTEA claims they are the first to invent the cheese tea -- naigai cha (奶盖茶), pairing various freshly brewed teas with cheese foam on top. Their first shop in Shanghai went viral when it opened, inspiring six-hour wait times.The shop offers... Read more
Primarily an events space, this tea house hosts in tea tastings and workshops, available by prior booking. Read more
A fab-looking teashop, tbe owner (she was also behind 'Hey Juice) designed the store for extreme Instagrammability, and the menu is full of creative takes on tea: cream and alcohol mixes, cold drip tea made from high-mountain oolong, tea desserts displayed in a glass... Read more
The Westgate Mall outlet of a tea-shop chain started by a young Fujian lady. The outlets tends to go into expensive shopping malls. They've got the standard cheese tea and tea lattes, but the cold drip system is the real draw; laboratory-esque funnels of loose tea... Read more
Best described as a "modern" teahouse, or a "teahouse for a mall"; slick, black and cool. The menu has things like red grapfeuirt jasmine, lemon white peony, and lemon souchong, in addition to omnipresent cheese teas. They've also go traditional loose leaf teas,... Read more
The name sounds better in Chinese, a play on the phrase “because of tea”. This chain of teahouses is trendy, minimalist and has a really original menu of drinks, like a Rooibos latte, cold brew oolong and mixed fruit with mate, and a tea made with Chinese olives... Read more
This spacious tea shop is the Element Fresh foray into the tea world. The feel remains classic Element Fresh, with comfortable lounge chairs and plenty of space, geared towards the customer... Read more
Tea shop spitting distance away from Xitiandi metro station. A grape and cheese flavoured tea is on offer, along with an assortment of animal-shaped pastries and biscuits. Very cutesy, expect selfies. Read more
The tea house is located near Tianzifang. Their building was originally the "split-house" designed by Neri & Hu. Private, nice, they have a small but decent selection of tea. They have a focus on tea appreciation and regularly host caligraphy and taichi workshops. Read more
Yinxi has chains all over downtown Shanghai. All of them have low-key entrances like a speakeasy. You need to press the head of a monk toy to get in (the second one from the right) then cross a small pond on wooden stepping stones to get to the reception desk. The... Read more
Thai Cup is an authentic Thai tea shop located near the hustle and bustle of Tianzifang. The Thai owner aims to present the original taste of Thai tea to customers in China, so she's bringing in ingredients from overseas and follows the traditional techniques in tea... Read more
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I tried HeyTea, the self-proclaimed creators of the cheese-topped style tea, that requires you to get behind a five-hour line to obtain. Find out if it was worth the wait inside. Read more...