Address: 176 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District Transportation: Subway Line 1 at Wangfujing (exit A) Phone: 010-6525-4722 Open daily 8:30am to 7:30pm.
Not quite the McDonald's of tea, but at last count there were 26 branches in Beijing. This store is the largest. Their jasmine tea (hua cha) is excellent.
Wuyutai Tea Shop 吴裕泰
Address: 186 Wanfujing Dajie Phone: 010-6525-4961 Transportation: Subway Line 1 at Wangfujing Open Hours: 8:30am-9pm daily Credit Cards: All major foreign credit cards are accepted.
Over a hundred years old and considered a laozihao(time-honored business), Wuyutai has expanded to include multiple locations. Not as cheap as the Tea Street Market but the tea leaves are fresh and great quality and the jasmine tea is excellent.
Tea Street market (Maliandao Cha Cheng)
Address: Malian Dao Chayecheng, Xuanwu District Open Hours: 8.30am-6pm daily
For tea lovers everywhere, Beijing's wholesale tea market’s 900 plus stalls are testament to just how much tea there is in China. From jasmine to erlong, green tea to the expensive pu’er, and everything in between, there’s almost too much choice. However, vendors help out by inviting you to sit down and have a taste beforehand and the pace is relaxed without any pressure to buy. Tea sets, demonstrations of the tea ceremony and even tea flavored dumplings can also be found.
Address: 22 Dashalan Street, Xuanwu District (headquarter) Phone: 010-6303-4001
Address: 18 Wanming Road, Xuanwu District (branch) Phone: 010-6303-2056
Address: 173 Zhushikou West Street, Xuanwu District (branch) Phone: 010-6303-1670
Address: 53 Tanyuan Village, Chaoyang District, Beijing Phone:010-6468-5903 Transportation: Bus 110,120 or 403 Tanyuan stop the 1st floor, Guoyi Plaza, South West 3rd Ring Road, Haidian District, Beijing.
One of century-old shop and time-honored brand in Beijing, Zhangyiyuan Tea Shop was voted as one of Beijing Top Ten Franchised Brands in 2007. Well-known China green teas including Longjing, Biluochun are available besides the scented tea, black tea and health tea. Tea sets are also sold here.
Address: B108, 3.3 Fashion Plaza, 3 Sanlitun Lu, Changyang District Open Hours: 010-5136-5147
Elegant teapots and cups designed by China Academy of Arts ceramicists.