星期一: 10:00 – 22:00
星期二: 10:00 – 22:00
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Not what we’d hoped forBased on the research we did we expected a truly memorable experience. The building is lovely and the staff were friendly and helpful in educating us about how to brew the tea. Unfortunately the tea didn’t impress. We had a high mountain oolong and a black tea and in neither case was there much to note. I thought the same oolong tea we had at restaurant north of Taipei was much more impressive. It may be that we are simply novices and don’t appreciate the subtleties but either way I left underwhelmed.
Nueva York, Estado de Nueva York
Wisteria Tea HouseI am an avid tea lover and was extremely excited to have the opportunity to visit Wisteria Tea House on my recent trip to Taiwan. Based on what I had heard from word of mouth, I reserved a private room and gathered a group of 8 friends to join me for tea at Wisteria. Upon arrival we were greeted nicely by the young man at the front desk. After talking with him a bit, we decided to have dinner 1st, followed by tea and snacks. Our reservation was for 7pm, however our order was not taken until 7:45.This was not a problem since we were having a great time amongst ourselves. The dinner arrived and was excellent. After the table was cleared I ordered 3 teas, the server told me i should order 4 teas, and I did. The 1st tea arrived and the server asked which one of us was going to brew it. I quickly jump at the chance, however one of my friends requested that she brew the 1st tea for us. Although she was very pleasant, the oriental beauty tea was extremely bitter due to the exorbitant amount of tea she used in the pot. She instructed us to always fill the tea pot 2/3 with tea. ??? It was now 9:30 and she told us to continue brewing the other teas ourselves, which we preferred anyway. A minute later the bill was dropped at the table and we were told by a different server that they are getting ready to close at 10:00. We still had aged tieguanyin, 2004 ban zhang sheng puer and 1960’s ripe puer. Anyone who knows teas, knows that a half hour is not enough to get thru these types of teas which will each easily brew many, many brews. i rushed thru the teas, doing 4 brews if each, which was an incredible waste of precious tea! To add to this, we were reprimanded by the same server who dropped the bill when we requested more water to brew with. She scolded us for rinsing the teas. She said that in Taiwan they valued the water and do not waste it as we were doing. I do not rinse all my teas, however, i will always rinse a 1960’s shou puer regardless of how precious the water is. And with the short amount of time allotted us, we needed to get to the heart of the other teas quicker. Despite, the severs’ unprofessional customer service and lack of training we still enjoyed the food, snacks and teas, all of which were very good. I just wish that the servers were better trained to match such a wonderful tea house treasure. We also felt that since they delayed taking the food order, then we should not have been rushed out, nor should they have up-sold an extra tea knowing that our time was so limited.
Los Ángeles, California
So Beautiful I Got EmotionalI have to preface this by saying I’m moved pretty powerfully whenever I perceive beauty. In this case, watching one of the servers demonstrate the ceremony surrounding the two teas I ordered was wonderful. She had me smell the tea before steeping and then again after steeping. It was an exercise in mindfulness and connection to the deeper essence behind the beverage. I could see the tea growing in the forest, open and free in nature. This experience is one to be savored and if you go with friends prepare for the incredible conversation that this ages place will inevitably elicit. The tea is excellent and the snacks I had (date and walnut candy and pineapple cake) were both delicious. If you make it out to Taipei don’t miss the chance to step out of the hustle and bustle of this metropolis and into a slice of a simpler time closer to our collective humanity.
Enjoying a slow meal in a traditional houseQuiet place for enjoying tea, with some snacks available too. Good for spending an afternoon reading maybe. We had lunch set, very good price and decent food. This place is frequented by lots of Japanese tourists, almost 80% of the guests were speaking Japanese when we were there
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