The Berghaus zum Osmanthussaft
(the mountain lodge of the osmanthus sap) is a classical Chinese tea
pavillion. It lies in the centre of the "Garten des wiedergewonnenen Mondes"
(garden of the recovered moon) which was designed by Chinese garden specialists and forms the southern part of the Erholungspark Marzahn
(recreation park at Marzahn). The artificial lake landscape, conceived as a scholar’s
garden was financed by VW Shanghai. The teahouse is run by a landscape
designer. On request, she will introduce the Chinese art of tea, a ceremony that lasts for about an hour during which the guests study the
appearance, perfume and taste of the tea, meet with the teapot of justice and understand the deeper philosophical characteristics of tea. It remains just an
introduction, for according to the tea and landscape expert, the true art of tea is found only in harmony with nature. The art of tea takes place at specific times
(Sats and Suns. at 3.00 and 4.30 p.m.) Booking is necessary and for groups the times are flexible. The teahouse also has a large number of Chinese teas and biscuits for
sale, arranged in its attractive rooms and on the lake terrace.
Address: Eisenacher Str. 99 12685 Berlin Tel: +49 0179 394 55 64 Bus, Tube, Tram: S 7 Marzahn, Bus 195 Hours of opening: Tue and Fri 11.00-18.00, Wed and Thur 10.30-18.00, Sat
and Sun 10.30-19.00 Map