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Yixing Xuan Teahouse

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Address: 78 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088499, Singapore
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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

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 See (Even If You Don't Like Tea)

We had a very informative session with Charlene and her Tea Appreciation. She is quite knowledgable and speaks very passionately and eloquently about tea. Her session will likely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 March 2014
Frank M
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

We had a very informative session with Charlene and her Tea Appreciation. She is quite knowledgable and speaks very passionately and eloquently about tea. Her session will likely dispel all that you think you knew about tea; as well the dim sims are wonderful. A must see whilst in Singapore. Thank you Charlene!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

Recently, I discovered this tea shop. It has some of the best teas in Asia, certainly the best in Singapore. The shop is small, very clean, very comfortable. What makes this shop really shine is the outstanding customer service. The owners are very friendly, professional, incredibly knowledgable,and very helpful. I bought tea while there. When I returned home to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

I visited the teahouse with my mother for the tea demonstration and dim sum lunch. Our host, Charlene, was charming and very knowledgeable. We learnt a lot and gained a new appreciation of tea. This also has to be one of the best value 'experiences' in Singapore.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

The owner's daughter was very thorough and knowledgeable. She was also very patient in explaining and allowing us to try the various teas. Prices tend to be on the high side. You can do much better buying in Taiwan.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

I signed up and took a tea class with Charlene Low, the owner's daughter, who is very knowledgeable about tea. I learned a lot from this class and highly recommend attending as it's an enjoyable experience. I tasted several tea varieties and found that my favorites are green tea and oolong tea. I learned what to look for in tea,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013 via mobile

We stepped inside this cozy, well-lit tea shop and were immediately welcomed by Charmaine, the owner's lovely daughter. She invited us to try some tea and we got to watch her engage in a wonderful tea ritual. Charmaine taught us about the subtleties and nuances of serving tea while we tasted a few of the house specialties. During a sudden... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

I'm a local, and i have to say there aren't many of such tea houses here in Sg. Maybe 3-4? Which is why even I find it a great refreshing experience for a Saturday. :) Tea was good, (after 1-2 of such sessions around Sg, there is no way I can go back to drinking Earl Grey or English breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013 via mobile

Always love to have tea in this cosy teahouse alongside of tanjong pagar road. It is recommended to have tea appreciation talks with vincent as he is very willing to share his expertise on tea.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

Even though I'm a dyed-in-the-wool morning coffee drinker, I've been frequenting Yixing Xuan for years and am constantly delighted by both the great tea as well as Vincent and Charlene's hospitality and wonderful approach to their business. They clearly care about what they do and how they do it. What they know about tea is simply incredible and they know... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013 via mobile

Vincent, the patriarch of the family, turned his back on a successful career in banking to pursue his passion for tea. This passion is evident as he shares his encyclopedic knowledge of traditional tea and tea making with anyone willing to sit and listen. Do yourself a favor and stop by to sample some of the best teas in Singapore.

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