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The oldest teahouse in Shanghai
Huxinting Teahouse (Huxinting Chashi) sits in the middle of a man-made lake. This little pavilion was built in 1784 by cotton merchants as a brokerage house. In 1855 it became, and remains, a quintessential Chinese teahouse. This historic establishment is visited by government officials and locals.
Huxinting Teahouse (Huxinting Chashi) is thought to be the pattern used for Blue Willow china and tableware. The teahouse is a two-story, five-sided pavilion with red walls and upward curved eaves. It’s a popular spot to chat over a cup of tea and enjoy the lovely water view.