Yixing Xuan Teahouse
Yixing Xuan Teahouse
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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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  • Margot N
    Northern Territory, Australia131 contributions
    The Fine Art of Tea
    My husband and I spent a couple of hours at Yixing Xuan Teahouse with Charlene, learning the history and art of making the perfect pot of tea. A fascinating way to relax and spend time in Chinatown. We look forward to continuing the practice back in Australia.
    Dear Margot, Thank you for your kind review. We had a lovely time in your company! Please keep in touch and visit us again when you are in Singapore! Best wishes, Charlene
    Written 25 February 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2020
    Written 24 February 2020
  • Tatiana A
    Singapore, Singapore6 contributions
    Highly recommend
    I and my husband booked one hour tea appreciation workshop and we loved it. We learned so much new about tea. Vincent, the owner of the place, is a great storyteller, and a tea expert. Once you enter the place, you enter the different world, full of tea magic. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone, who drinks tea daily, your life will not be the same.
    Dear tatianaa215, Thank you so much for your kind review, it really made our day! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and please visit us again soon! Wishing you all the best! Charlene
    Written 16 February 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2020
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 January 2020
  • Yix
    Singapore, Singapore171 contributions
    A lovely surprise!
    Decided to book a session with Yixing Xuan Teahouse as we were doing a staycation nearby and this experience has always been on my list. Charlene was the one who conducted the session (in English), and supported by her dad, Vincent, and the famliy. Very informative session and we paid for the package to try 6 teas with dim sum. A very worthwhile experience, and guess what? Chinese tea is really not as strict as what it seems! We enjoyed the teas (of course!) and the dim sum, but what stayed vivid in my mind today is the information of the teas and the way to brew a cup! :)
    Visited December 2020
    Written 23 December 2020
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ExNeddiesBoy
San Francisco, CA159 contributions
Aug 2023
A cultural, educational and pampering experience. With the soft tinkling music, we found ourselves whispering! This is one of the few remaining teahouses left in Singapore. Well worth a visit to learn about the culture and art of tea drinking.

The Yixing Xuan Teahouse is around the corner from the bustle of Chinatown. It is located on Tanjong Pagar Rd, just a few steps from Duxton Hill, Chinatown's Tooth Relic Temple, Maxwell MRT and Tg Pagar MRT. (This section of Tg Pagar Rd is actually home to many Korean BBQ restaurants.)

We were educated about tea and the customs and culture of tea drinking in Asia. We were treated to two pots of tea and also had some delicious dim sums.

The whole experience was wonderful.
Written 16 August 2023
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LBY_1
Johannesburg, South Africa30 contributions
Apr 2022
In a relaxed environment, Charlene took us through fascinating facts of Chinese Tea history, growing and the art of tea serving and tasting. A wonderful experience to have in Singapore and immerse ourselves in the culture of Chinese Tea.
Written 3 May 2022
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Indymc
Noblesville, IN25 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
It was a great experience. The tea house did a great lecture about tea and the tea they served us was wonderful. The people that served us were friendly.
Written 1 May 2022
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Extraordinary721246
1 contribution
Apr 2022
Charlene and Team were wonderful. We could learn so much at the Tea Appreciation Workshop and enjoyed the whole experience to the fullest. The Dim Sum lunch served afterwards was very delicious as well.

Best regards from Switzerland.
Written 30 April 2022
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Emma Y
2 contributions
Dec 2020 • Friends
Good ambience but the tea quality is only medicore. Longjing which taste like fried chicken is quite appalling to be honest. Longjing should be nutty and refreshing. Knowledge is also so so, for one, it was said that there is only 4 type of Chinese tea variety - incorrect.
Charlene is a good host, other than that, there are better quality tea leaf out there.
Written 23 February 2021
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Yix
Singapore, Singapore171 contributions
Dec 2020
Decided to book a session with Yixing Xuan Teahouse as we were doing a staycation nearby and this experience has always been on my list.

Charlene was the one who conducted the session (in English), and supported by her dad, Vincent, and the famliy. Very informative session and we paid for the package to try 6 teas with dim sum.

A very worthwhile experience, and guess what? Chinese tea is really not as strict as what it seems!

We enjoyed the teas (of course!) and the dim sum, but what stayed vivid in my mind today is the information of the teas and the way to brew a cup! :)
Written 24 December 2020
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Razzi-B
London, UK325 contributions
Jul 2020
The tea appreciation workshop was both fun & enlightening. Vincent's knowledge & delivery is excellent. Add to that the delicious teas & equally delicious snacks & it made for a great experience.
Written 25 July 2020
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Sebastian F
7 contributions
Feb 2020
We were so lucky to be accommodated last moment by Vincent and his lovely family and were given a proper master lesson in tea appreciation. Went from knowing very little to finally knowing what to order when going into a teahouse.

The tea was amazing, and the food was incredible. We were told the tea should be best appreciated without food, but the food pairing we got was some of the best we had in Singapore, so no regrets there.

Will definitely return or start ordering online from this little teahouse, as some of those teapots are so cute!

Thank you again for a very lovely experience in Singapore!
Written 25 February 2020
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Margot N
Northern Territory, Australia131 contributions
Feb 2020
My husband and I spent a couple of hours at Yixing Xuan Teahouse with Charlene, learning the history and art of making the perfect pot of tea. A fascinating way to relax and spend time in Chinatown.

We look forward to continuing the practice back in Australia.
Written 24 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Dear Margot, Thank you for your kind review. We had a lovely time in your company! Please keep in touch and visit us again when you are in Singapore! Best wishes, Charlene
Written 25 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Eileen Cowey
2 contributions
Jan 2020
My daughter and I spent a wonderful couple of hours here, learning about tea and trying our hand at pouring for ourselves. We were made to feel very welcome, and the shop is a lovely place to be. My favourite was the black tea and now that I am back home in Scotland, I am enjoying the tea that I brought home with me. A little taste of Singapore in Glasgow. Would definitely recommend this experience, and I hope to visit again.
Written 15 February 2020
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Dear EileenCowey, Thank you for your kind review, we are so happy that you had a nice time. Do visit us again when you are in this part of the world again. We look forward to seeing you and wish you all the best! Best regards, Charlene
Written 16 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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YIXING XUAN TEAHOUSE: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Mon - Thu 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 9:30 PM