Dreaming of tea in….Shanghai

There are some nice tea houses in Shanghai and a must taste is the Chrysanthemum tea.  Served in most tea houses this special tea has unique taste.  It is a mixture of Chrysanthemum flowers and chines wolfberries.  the lysium barbarum wolfberry species grown in Ningxia, Tibet and the Himalayan regions are supposedly beneficial for health (antioxidant and anti aging).  Here are images of the old tea house in Yuyuan gardens, expensive and touristic but a must wisit for the time visitor in search of impression of Old shanghai.

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Chrysanthemum tea

 

Green tea sencha and Maofeng Huangshan grown mostly around the Yellow mountains.

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Green tea

 

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Yuyuan Garden Tea House in Shanghai

 

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The Old shanghai teahouse
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The old china hand reading room in Shanghai

When in Shanghai come to these tea rooms.  The Old Shanghai Tea House and the Old China Hand Reading room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shanghai Greens …

Chinese greens sold in Old Shanghai morning market
Chinese greens sold in Old Shanghai morning market

Southwest of the Bund towards Yuyuan Gardens is the touristic and crowded Old Street lined with shops, temples and traditional tea houses. But, come in the early morning hours, walk down the many alleys around the area and watch the local market teeming with vegetable sellers showing off their baskets filled with fresh greens. This is a small area with arched passages surrounded by nineteenth century buildings surprisingly still preserved amidst the rapid growth of the city ultra urban development.

Vegetable sellers in Old Shanghai
Vegetable sellers in Old Shanghai

A charming market within the walls of old buildings – a nice walk to get a glimpse into vanishing Old Shanghai.

Morning market in Old Shanghai
Morning market in Old Shanghai

More images of Old Shanghai market …

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Dreaming of tea in … Shanghai

Chrysanthemum tea

There are some nice tea houses in Shanghai and a must taste is the fresh Chrysanthemum tea. Served in most tea houses this special tea has a unique taste. It is a mixture of Chrysanthemum flowers and Chinese wolfberries. The Lycium barbarum wolfberry species grown in Ningxia, Tibet and the Himalayan regions are supposedly beneficial for health (antioxidant and anti aging) Here are some images of the the old tea house in Yuyuan gardens, expensive and touristic but a must visit for first time visitor in search of impressions of Old Shanghai.

Yuyuan Garden Tea House in Shanghai

Green tea is another of my favourite especially Sencha and Maofeng Huangshan grown mostly around the Yellow Mountains.

Green tea

When in Shanghai I enjoy coming to these tea rooms. The Old Shanghai Tea house

The Old Shanghai Teahouse

and the Old China Hand Reading room, the literary tea room in the French Concession, opened by Deke Erh the Shanghai photographer.

The Old China Hand Reading Room in Shanghai