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Berliner Teesalon (Berlin Teahouse)


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Berlin Teahouse


“Drink tea and forget the worries of the world“ (T‘ien Yiheng); a good reason to immerse oneself in the wonders of tea, facilitated by the Berliner Teesalon opposite the impressive ruin of the Elisabeth-Kirche (Elisabeth Church) in the Rosenthaler Vorstadt. It is not immediately obvious that there is a tearoom and a place of event alongside the pretty tea-shop. 
The visitor sits surrounded by shelves laden with hundreds of receptacles containing three hundred types of tea from all over the world. Among them are handmade raku bowls, silver-plated oriental teapots, paper-thin porcelain and stocky miniature teapots from China, reminiscent of Taoist statues. The leisurely visitor can try different sorts of tea before buying them, find out about the recommended water temperature, brewing time and the number of possible infusions. The names and descriptions of the various teas are most poetic and tempting. Tea of Cloud and Mist for instance, the Autumn Deity of Compassion, the Phoenix of Tanchauyin or the rare and precious Silver Needle Tea, which the Chinese compare to the sunrise on an alpine meadow illuminating veils of mist. A particular speciality among the direct imports is top quality tea from the Secret Tea Gardens of China, which was once kept for the Emperor’s exclusive use. Even today, only a few varieties are on the market.
A series of events called ‘The Tea Journey’ takes you on a voyage through the most important tea regions of the world. Along the way, you can discover the poetry, facts and taste of one of the world’s main tea plantations. These events take place on Saturday afternoons for groups of up to seven people, and should be booked in advance. 




Address: Invalidenstr. 160, 10115 Berlin, +49 (0)30 28040660,
Hours of opening: Mon-Fri 10.00-19.00, Sa 10.00-16.00 
Bus, Tube, Tram: U8 Rosenthaler Platz; Tram M8, 12 Brunnenstr./Invalidenstr