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Yixing Xuan Teahouse

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Address: 78 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088499, Singapore
Phone Number:
62246961
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10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Few have experienced the ambience and the highly therapeutic effects of the...

Few have experienced the ambience and the highly therapeutic effects of the traditional art of Chinese tea making in an authentic Chinese teahouse. In fact, avid Chinese tea drinkers are known to pursue the perfect tea leaf as fervently as connoisseurs of fine wines. At our Tea Workshops, you will learn about: 1. Chinese culture, Arts and the History of Tea 2. Recognising and using the various kinds of tea leaves and equipment 3. Preparing tea the traditional way 4. Tea and its relationship to your health. Come and participate in our tea workshop today!

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Tea appreciation workshop and lunch was highlight of trip to Singapore!

At the suggestion of a friend currently living in Singapore, my husband and I booked a tea appreciation workshop and lunch here. I drink tea, but my husband is a die hard coffee... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

At the suggestion of a friend currently living in Singapore, my husband and I booked a tea appreciation workshop and lunch here. I drink tea, but my husband is a die hard coffee drinker.... but neither of us had any idea how delicious REAL TEA was. No scented teas, herbal teas, just true tea leaves. we both learned SOOO much... More 

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CharleneSingapore, Manager at Yixing Xuan Teahouse, responded to this review

Dear Chicachama, Thank you so much for your kind review and for adding all the lovely photos. We enjoyed having you with us and we are glad you are enjoying the cup and Lung Ching! Hope to see you again soon :) Best wishes, Charlene More 

Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

My family and I had a great time learning about the origins of tea and the 4 varieties, the leaves, the smell and look of quality tea, how to brew and serve it in a proper way. We enjoyed the very clear explanation from Charlene and patience with my coffee-lover-not-so-much-into-tea dad. The tea house itself is a nice place for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We engaged Yixing Xuan Teahouse for an internal corporate event - they set up multiple tea stations and roved with tea sample trolleys throughout our offices. Their knowledge and enthusiasm was impressive, as was their professionalism and conduct throughout the day. Charlene was a particular delight to work with and was incredibly helpful throughout the process. The teas themselves were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Visited Yixing Xuan on friends recommendation and it was a pleasant surprise! Tea tasting is very different from the normal coffee appreciation and it's worth a try to understand how to "taste" and "feel" the tea. One of the rare shops that sells good quality tea!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We visited the tea shop as a large group, and everyone was very pleased. Weather you are new to tea or an experienced drinker you will learn something new. There are so many different types of tea with different flavours and this lesson teaches you the history, how to identify them and what they all taste like. A must do... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Really great informative session. I did not realise tea would be that interesting. Really good value for money. We were very looked after and they really took their time explaining everything to us even though it was just the 2 of us. Thanks for the great tea appreciation!! I will definitely take my friends there as part of the Singapore... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

I went there with 2 friends. The guy there taught us everything from recognizing tea to how to drink it the chinese way. We then had our lunch served to us with free flow tea. The lunch is always 10$, very accessible and half of it is homemade and its delicious, and the tea lesson is 30$/person (if less than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We visited this shop house following a suggestion of our book guide..we had 1 hour lesson and we were all very curiour about the content..which are the secrets of the tea? What could the lesson teach us on the tea?? Our book guide was so enthusiastic about this place that we decided to visit it.. We had a great experience!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I am a coffee and wine drinker but this workshop was still very interesting and fun. The teacher was very engaging, knowledgeable and made the workshop very interesting. I would definitely bring my family and friends over to see this workshop when they visit Singapore.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We are a group of participants from Singapore, USA and Canada. We have so much fun during the tea appreciation workshop. For me personally, I have learnt the right way to brew tea. This teahouse is a great place for gathering with your family and friends while enjoying the tea.

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