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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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A Must Visit Place!

I discovered a this Teahouse a couple of years ago and keep coming back! They offer a very nice 'tea workshop' that really, you don't want to miss. I can say this easily... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 March 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

I discovered a this Teahouse a couple of years ago and keep coming back! They offer a very nice 'tea workshop' that really, you don't want to miss. I can say this easily, because I am not a big fan of tea. I like a nice iced tea with lunch on a hot afternoon, but that's about. I have had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

A great experience . Beautiful tea and tea ware . The four of us had a lovely time . My bro in law lives nearby but has walked past this unknowingly for many months . Small entrance but worhwhile going in . We were instantly greeted by charlene , who took care of us straight away . Next visit to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

Vincent gives an excellent and soothing history of tea complete with a tea ceremony and tasting. I've visited 4 times over a 10 year period and always enjoy the experience. Great to introduce others to a great tea drinking experience!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to have a afternoon tea and some light snacks. They have various of tea to choose from. Their staffs are also very friendly. A good place for a lazy afternoon

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

I took a one hour workshop with Charlene which was very informative. I learnt about Chinese culture, recognizing the tea and preparing the tea the right way. They have beautiful tea equipment as well! A good way to appreciate your tea experience.A workshop/ shop I would recommend to any tea lover. I did not have the chance/ time to try... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

I've visited this place on numerous occasions over the past few years and have always been most impressed with the variety and quality of the tea on offer. The dim sum is of variable quality, sometimes not so good (although in fairness I think the last time I visited the regular dim sum cook wasn't working). Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2014 via mobile

Noticed the teahouse in trip advisor and had a walk to find it. I was lucky as they were open early for a tour otherwise it is after 10am. Had a sit down and tried a few different teas and chatted to a tour guide and owner. Once the school children arrived it was time to move on. Bought some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

In Chinatown, when you are ready to learn the art of tea, don't forget to stop here-we went after seeing many of Chinatown's sights, like the Sri Mariamman Temple and the Buddha Tooth relic and museum. This was the place to learn about tea-and from a master, too. Vincent was really nice and he really taught us a lot. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

I found this place via TripAdvisor & visited there solo. The host lady was very friendly & suggested me to try the Oolong Tea. It was great! So refreshing. The instrumental music was a treat to the ears. You can get to know a lot about the Chinese Tea history here & also buy some good tea pots & cups.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014

Yixing Xuan is the perfect place to showcase Singapore. Unlike other tourist attractions that are homogeneous in nature (i.e. Singapore Flyer and the London Eye), Yixing Xuan brings out a perfect blend of Singapore culture infused with traditional chinese culture. Vincent, an absolute gentlemen speaks in crystal clear English and is entertaining and well versed with Chinese culture and tea.... More 

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