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.
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.
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.
The tea also came with an intriguing array of snacks. The front left dish we think was a type of date.
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.
I had a wander around the interior and found the most beautiful seating area.
The tea house also has an amazing view of Chongqing from their balcony, complete with air pollution.
Cheers to tea.
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.