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Saturday, 19 November 2011

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kat

interesting tea house!

Kirk

Hi Kat - I kinda enjoyed the tea houses we visited. It's a big part of everyday life for many in the area.

Lynnea

Love! the picture of the monks smoking. wow =) what a pleasant sounding culture in Chengdu! Tea, books and naps. three of my favorite things =)

Kirk

Hi Lynnea - I thought that was really funny....

Tokyo Jim

Although teahouses are a major part of Chengdu culture, when I suggested to a college-student friend there (I was living in Chengdu from 2010-10 to 2011-01) that we go to a teahouse, he said "Do I look like I'm in my 40s!" The youth are more interested in the (much more expensive) coffeehouses.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed my time in teahouses, both the more formal inside places, as well as those hastily formed under bridges and overpasses.

And despite the reputation, aside from Hotpot and their exceedingly mala Douhua, most of the food, despite having a kick, is not overly spicy.

Kirk

Hi Tokyo Jim - Welcome and thanks for taking the time to comment. We did go to another teahouse and found quite a few young people, playing cards and silly games and basically making a ruckus, it was quite fun. I had always been under the impression that Chongqing cuisine was much spicier than that of Chengdu and this trip affirmed that.

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