Maliandao Tea Street
Maliandao Tea Street
4.5
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Tea lovers flock to this 1,500-meter-long stretch of nearly 1,000 tea shops. Teas from across China are sold here, loose and bagged, and most can be sampled. To get the best price, plan to bargain.
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Patricia N
New York City, NY18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
I planned on discovering new types of teas while in China. When I went to Maliandao Tea Market with a private guide I was surprised at the numerous stalls/sellers l. There were hardly any tourists or local shoppers. We decided to go into one at random and the owner greeted us. From there we asked what the specialties were. She asked what we were interested in. We ended up having a tea tasting of flavors suggested by her. After some price negotiating my friend and I walked away with 3 types.

It helps to be fluent in Mandarin or have someone with you who does. Otherwise it wouldn’t be worth your while to go unless you don’t intend to bargain.
Written 21 January 2020
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PipPaul W
Buckfastleigh, UK1,899 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
But we could t find a single tea cafe!

We know almost every tea seller, small stall or large shop, will provide tasting but that's not what we wanted.

We wanted to
a - browse around without a salesperson hovering 2 feet from our shoulder, amd
b - choose a couple of teas to drink, cafe style, without a salesperson harassing us to buy packets of the stuff

Fascinating to see it in its many varieties
Written 9 September 2019
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darrenjAtl
Atlanta84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Out of all the tea shops along this street, I think my wife and I got lucky and found a good one. It was a small shop named Taishun Yun Wu. There was an older gentleman and a young girl working there, and the girl spoke pretty good English, which seems to be different from the experience of other reviewers at some of the other shops. She recommended several types of tea and they brewed 3 different ones that we chose that we wanted to taste. We ended up buying a green tea, a jasmine, and a black. I am posting a picture of the front and back of a business card they gave me so maybe you can show that to a taxi driver or hotel staff to get to the right place. The girl was really friendly and they seemed like genuinely nice people and the tea is wonderful, so I hope my review will send some business their way!
Written 19 May 2019
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James H
Chicago, IL147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Your mileage may vary. Maliandao Lu has many small Tea Shops as well as a few "Tea Mansions" that contain the marketplaces. I recommend stopping first at Beijing International Tea Center, as it's a bit smaller and easier to digest than the larger buildings farther south of the train stop. Walk around, many of the vendors are super friendly, yet will speak little (none) English. Walk up to someone who isn't busy, and ask about Long Jin Cha, or Wu Long Cha and motion to taste some. You may just experience some of the most wondrous flavors of your life. Certainly buy some to take home.
Written 1 May 2019
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SunnyandBuster
Seattle, WA775 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
We were wandering around this area and came across a wholesaler having a slow day and we spent three lovely hours tasting and talking all things Chinese tea. Don’t feel obligated to buy but do slow down, sample and find your favorite tea.
Written 18 April 2019
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Nadia G
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
I went to Beijing for business and had to get tea as gifts. If you want tea and a wide selection you must visit this place. I did not know there were so many varieties, and each visit is a tea tasting. A wonderful experience, and yes I purchased a lot of great teas and accessories.
Written 13 March 2019
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fatima_shajat
Johannesburg, South Africa127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018
I get my Oolong and Green tea here you have to bargain there are many stores and there is various types of Quality. You can get ripped off if you don't know the quality and may just be charged extra for something that is not worth that much. I will definitely go back.
Written 27 February 2019
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Eric P
Fort Worth, TX1,052 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
This place has an incredible array of Chinese teas and accessories. To give you a sense of size, i would estimate each floor to be the size of a Super Target and there are 3 floors of teas and accessories and 1 floor of cameras. I've seen speculation of it being 1000+ shops and I wouldn't doubt it.

They will gladly give you samples until it's coming out your ears. A few do speak English but they will all jump on their mobile for translation conversation. Dont feel obliged to buy after you have sampled. Just thank them and walk away. No one seemed put off.

As for buying, they will all bargain. I found that once you say what you want and how many grams, you can bargin them to a price you are happy. Once price has stalled ask them for 50g or 100g of a lesser tea you liked for free. (check price of each you sample so you can plan your negotiation) They seem more amenable to give some free tea than to continue to discount their more premium teas.
Written 11 February 2019
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Kota
New Delhi, India14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
The number of shops that showcase the immense variety of tea is simply astounding ! It is very difficult to make a choice if you are a tea aficionado and the length of the tea street does not register on you or your weary feet as the tea leaves and Tea accessories simple keep you riveted while the friendly shop owners attract you with ever compelling prices!

Make sure to buy Jasmine tea you won’t regret it. Cheers!
Written 2 December 2018
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Michael C
Bangkok95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
This place is known to fewer foreigners unless they have been in Beijing for a while. You'd be hard pressed to find camera stores in regular Malls, unlike in other countries. This is in part because they are either hidden here, or in Wukesong.
Written 20 October 2018
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