LEARN TO READ CHINA'S TEA LEAVES

beijing

  • Discover all the tea you can drink in one market with over 900 tea sellers
  • Celebrate authentic tea culture at a boutique dedicated to showcasing China’s finest
  • Sip Organic Jadesword Green Tea in the shadow of the Temple of Confucius




To discover what feels like all the tea in China, trek out to the city’s southwest, and the Maliandao Tea Market, a riotous strip of 900-plus tea sellers proffering jasmine, oolong, and prized Yunnanese pu-erh cha. Seek out cooling green teas from Hangzhou in the summer and black blends in the winter to ward off the chill. More-casual enthusiasts may prefer sipping white peony tea at Tranquil Tuesdays, a socially responsible tea business and boutique in the shadow of the Temple of Confucius. The shop was founded by American diplomat Charlene Wang and is staffed entirely by women from disadvantaged backgrounds. Aside from admiring Wang’s stylishly pared-down porcelain teapots made in Jingdezhen, China’s original ceramics capital, we come here to satisfy our addiction to the Organic Jadesword Green Tea that weaned us off coffee for good.













Maliandao Tea Market is a 35 minute cab ride away from the Conrad Beijing via South 2nd or 3rd Ring Road which will take you to Liyuan Road or Guang’an Road respectively. The market runs along Maliandao Road and Chama North Street.

​​MALIANDAO TEA MARKET: Maliandao Lu

​​TRANQUIL TUESDAYS: 71 Fangjia Hutong; 86-(0)10-6407-1938; tranquiltuesdays.com​