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The Chinese Tea Shop

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101 Pender St E, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1T6, Canada
+1 604-633-1322
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Sherwood, AR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife loves tea, I'd be fine in a world without tea. We (she) stopped in on a whim and I burned up time looking at some expensive aged teas and various items in the store while my wife shopped. She picked out a few items which I was then tasked with holding until finally the gentleman in the store... More 

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Thank Arkstfan
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Very rarely do you encounter a business that is truly special. I had the pleasure of trying some incredibly good white tea at The Chinese Tea Shop. Daniel, the owner, knows his tea. He will teach you the correct way to brew it and the proper way to serve. He will not sell you anything low quality. I'd definitely recommend... More 

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Thank ic3guy
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

If you like your tea this store is a must visit. Daniel the owner is very knowledgeable and friendly. He let me sample a good number of fine teas, puerhs and oolongs. Great place to learn more about tea or if you are a tea connoisseur you will find a great selection here.

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Thank Carlos O
Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

I am a tea lover. While visiting Vancouver from the States, I happened upon this store. My husband tagged along and reluctantly came in. We met Daniel, the owner. He was inviting and knowledgeable. I finally know why my tea sometimes tasted bitter. Daniel taught us the art of Gong Fu Cha and we sampled a lovely pu-erh tea. The... More 

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Thank dmfamg
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

If you like tea and the Chinese tea ceremony, go to this shop while in Vancouver. At the periphery of Chinatown, it is a neat store. Read about it in National Geographic Traveller and since I love tea especially tea from China and India, my husband and I visited this shop. Daniel Lui- the proprietor is passionate about Chinese tea... More 

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Thank Deborah V
Huntsville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

We were fortunate enough to get the full tea demonstration and samples several different teas. I loved the tea service and the clay tea pots. The tea was so much different than what I as used to drinking that we purchased a set. There was no pressure, Daniel knows teas and how to make the perfect cup the Chinese method... More 

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Thank Tomr1109
Decatur, Alabama, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2013

i went in and it had alot of different selections, but its kinda expensive so i had to walk out. if you want to pay double for tea, i recomend it, i wil say the shop was very very nice

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Thank Cherilyn C
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

We arrived just in time for a tea demonstration by the owner, Daniel. He was very knowledgable about all things tea!

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Thank Talljoy
Clifton Park, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2012

This little shop in Chinatown was very interesting. A couple was having a tea testing while we were there. All kinds of teas, tea pots and accesories

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Thank Kathy0619
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2011

This teashop is AWESOME! I have been to this tea shop for many times. I like their black tea and puerh tea. They carry real Chinese teas in very good quality. If you are a tea drinker, try this wonderful tea shop. Daniel is very knowledge about tea and tea making. You can ask a tea tasting or a lesson... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$748
Cuisine
Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 18:00
Monday
13:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 18:00
Thursday
13:00 - 18:00
Friday
13:00 - 18:00
Saturday
13:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Pender St E, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1T6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-633-1322
Description
Daniel Lui opened his specialty boutique in 2004. The store features Daniel's famous collection of teas and teaware from China. Every day, friends, students and customers from around the world visit the shop. They purchase tea, share information, compare teapots, take lessons and discuss the finer points of Gong Fu Cha and tea culture.

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Chinatown
With the recent exodus of massive new building projects hitting the neighbourhood, Chinatown; which has always been one of the city's most vibrant areas; is even more buzzing and buoyant than ever before. Playing host to some of the city's best pan-Asian cuisine, from fusion food to traditional home-cooking, Chinatown has remained faithful to its roots as a space which clambers with shop signs and welcomes diners to the table. More that that, it has a hip experimental vibe to it, with trendy pop-ups and catchall market shops. The biggest of Canada's Chinatowns, it is also home to an expansive Chinese garden whose manicured grounds inspire and delight, its ponds and pagodas drawing walkers in for an stroll. Take in the red streetlights, the playful awnings, and the upbeat air that suffuse this area.
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