Name：Laoshe Tea House |
Address：Building 3, Qianmen West Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing(北京市东城区前门西大街3号楼)
Transportation: Take bus routes 5, 10, 110, 120 and take off at Qianmen stop, or take subway Line 2 and take off at Qianmen station.
Laoshe Tea House is a hot spot for both foreigners and expats. Spend just two hours here at Laoshe Teahouse and you'll experience the authentic lifestyle of the old Beijing. Sipping tea, munching on local snacks and watching a revue of the most popular Chinese traditional performances are just some of the things you’ll do while here.
The tea house is named after the renowned Chinese writer Lao She who is famous for his drama entitled, "Teahouse," which is a vivid portrayal of the social dimensions of old Beijing.
Laoshe Teahouse was founded in 1988. It soon became popular in Beijing for offering "Dawancha" or "big-bowl tea," a tradition that has been running for more than two decades. The best part is that the price has never changed. Today, you can still get a bowl of refreshing tea for only two Chinese cents. And if you don't have the change, don't worry a cup of tea will be served for free. The open air tea service is a tradition that goes back 17-hundred years and is just one part of the rich tea culture of Beijing.
Tel: 010- 63046334 (Beijing Tourism official website