Da Ke Tang Teahouse
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Afternoon Tea in 1930s Shanghai
Escape from the honking cars, aggressive bicyclists, and crowds at Da Ke Tang. In this enormous 1930s manor-turned-teahouse, you'll sip only the best pu'er, an aged dark tea. Wheels of it date back hundreds of years (and cost thousands of dollars). For something more affordable, the four-hour tea service will set you back just $20 and includes Chinese snacks, such as sesame crackers and sunflower seeds. Hidden from Xiangyang South Road, Da Ke Tang can be difficult to find, but you'll be rewarded for your efforts. When it feels impossible to find a quiet space in Shanghai, the teahouse can take you back to an era you thought was all but gone thanks to its private garden and old jazz music.
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