To experience the old-school charm of the classic Chinese teahouse, head to Shanghai Old Street, where many of them are clustered. One to try: The Mid-Lake Pavilion Teahouse, located in the Yuyuan Garden. It’s the oldest teahouse in the city and a visitor favorite (even Queen Elizabeth sipped a cup here several years ago).
Note to coffee drinkers: Don’t despair, as many Western-style cafes, including countless Starbucks locations, also populate the city.
Tours & Tickets
Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 2 hours