Traditional tea house treat in Chongqing

I can’t quite remember how I found out about this tea house, nestled at the back of a cluster of former warehouses in Eling.

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I think I found a mention of it in the corner of a magazine and thought it looked quite beautiful. I mulled it over for about a month before dragging Jonny along in search of it.

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My first thoughts on entering the place where “oooo, this is nice” followed by “drat, I bet it’ll be expensive.” The tea we ordered was around 130 yuan, and was meticulously made for us. It’s quite soothing to watch the tea being made.

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The tea also came with an intriguing array of snacks. The front left dish we think was a type of date.

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Tea poured, we were able to enjoy lounging in the tea house! It was incredibly quiet and peaceful, and we could have stayed there far longer then we did.

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I had a wander around the interior and found the most beautiful seating area.

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The tea house also has an amazing view of Chongqing from their balcony, complete with air pollution.

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Cheers to tea.

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Getting there

Ridge Top Tea House (嶺上壹諕)

Nearest station: Eling (pictured on the map – red line). X marks the spot. Good luck finding the place, it took us a while.

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6 thoughts on “Traditional tea house treat in Chongqing

    1. Yep, it’s past the park entrance and then about a 5-10 minute walk, until you hit a couple of warehouses that have been turned into art galleries on your right. If you have Baidu maps you can search for it on that using the Chinese name of the tea house, which might make it a little easier to find! It’s a bit hidden away but definitely worth the visit 🙂

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      1. Hi, I tried to find it, but even with baidu(really right name and we were on the dot where this place is supposed to be), ended up in a different teahouse, also next to the art galleries. Also lovely, but not the one you meant. Anyways….I tried, ha ha

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      2. Oh dear! I do think we stumbled on it despite Baidu rather than because of Baidu. I hope the tea house you did find was nice and you had a lovely time 🙂

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