Last Updated: 13/11/2015 | Posted by: charischang
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Level 1, NUO Hotel Beijing, No.2A, Jiangtai Lu
5926 8888 Ext.8208

Yuan Description

    A NUO Hotel Beijing signature, the Yuan Tea House, with its graceful interiors evoking an exquisite courtyard and garden in a contemporary interpretation of a Ming Dynasty-era tea house, is a gracious tribute to the time-honoured tea tradition in China, even using Yixing Clay tea pots popularised during the Ming period. Tea master tastings and a variety of premium teas are offered, including bespoke connoisseur teas created exclusively for NUO Hotels, such as Green Tea from Hangzhou and Suzhou, Black Tea and White Tea from Fujian, Pu’er Tea from Yunnan and Oolong Tea from Wuyi and Anxi mountain regions, sourced directly from Chinese tea farmers and plantations with cultural heritage backgrounds. Famous Chinese potter custom-created six tea pot designs for NUO Hotel Beijing’s bespoke teas.
Yuan Tea House is primarily inspired by Zhu Quan, one of Ming emperor Zhu Yuanzhang’s sons, who, after withdrawing from imperial court life, embarked on a spiritual and philosophical life of self-cultivation. He published the influential book “The Tea Manual” and, advocated a simpler way of steeping loose tea, a radical departure from the tea cakes (i.e. brick tea) of the past Tang and Song Dynasties, ushering in a new era in Chinese tea culture.

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