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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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Inspiring Tea Talk

My boyfriend and I had a very inspiring and interesting tea talk and tea lesson with Mr Vincent Low. Amongst many things, we learned about the four different tea types, and how to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2015
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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

My boyfriend and I had a very inspiring and interesting tea talk and tea lesson with Mr Vincent Low. Amongst many things, we learned about the four different tea types, and how to distinguish fresh and old tea. Mr Vincent really took the time, and was very passionate about the story of tea. If you love tea, this is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

The lunch is delicious. I love their ha kaw and craving for it until now. The tea workshop made me love teas even more. Very informative and fun. Definitely a must-try! Mr. Low and his daughter Charlene are both very nice and accommodating. Will come back again when i visit Singapore.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

My friend and I decided to embrace the tea caper as I am a coffee drinker and my friend had not tried too many teas. There was only the two of us and Charlene, Vincent's daughter was just fantastic. We learnt the basics which was just great, loved the little cups and especially the teapots. I could certainly taste and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Informative and enlightening tea appreciation workshop conducted by the owner, Vincent. Very affordable prices too, especially compared to nearby Tea Chapter which has better ambience but is far more pricey. I think the shop is moving from its 30 Tanjong Pagar location, which is a bit drab -- but I actually liked the interior, it's simple and old school, uncrowded,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

Already a fan of tea, the workshop at the Yixing Xuan Teahouse deepened my appreciation of chinese tea. We had the pleasure of learning from Charlene all there is to know about chinese tea while sampling some of the high quality tea the shop has to offer. A must do, even if you are not a big fan of tea!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

Mrs. H and I were hungry and wanted a spot of Tea and a bit of dim sum before hitting the Markets. I got an education from the owner's Daughter who sat with us and explained the differences in Pu-Erh tea, one of my favorites. We also ordered a sweet Bean Paste pancake which was delicious. We bought some Dragon... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

On an unassuming street, a few stops on the bus away from ChinaTown there is a small tea shoppe. And in this shoppe, which is tucked away behind a bus stop, and which you could easily miss if you didn't know what you were looking for, there is something very special: a family run business with a deep passion for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

A friend organised this tea tasting for us whilst we were visiting Singapore. A lovely way to spend a couple of hours. We enjoyed listening to the history of tea and also had the dim sum lunch. I would recommend paying extra and having something to eat, it really was worth it.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

My husband and I enjoyed tea tasting and lunch with Charlene on Easter Saturday having been recommended to try it by a work colleague. One of us is a coffee fan and the other favours good old fashioned English Breakfast tea so we were not sure what to expect. I think we may now have been converted! Charlene was so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

We brought 12 University students from various backgrounds who were studying some aspect of cultural research. Vince did a 1 hour workshop for us that was fantastic. The students appreciate his knowledge, enthusiasm, and research to back up the claims. Many students claimed this was one of the highlights of our trip. When I come back, I intend to go... More 

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