Shanghai – Tingtai Teahouse offers a more modern setting for China’s next generation of tea drinkers.
Designed by Linehouse, the large space is made up of private tea rooms that are elevated above the café, giving customers the option to sit in a more secluded area. While Chinese teahouses traditionally rely on the country’s heritage for design inspiration, the Tingtai Teahouse uses a contemporary colour palette of grey and green and features a ‘floating’ metal structure staircase.
Customers are able to try a selection of rare teas, including Pu’er, a tea that is matured through a fermentation process like wine. ‘Guests to the Tingtai Teahouse will spend a few hours drinking tea to really appreciate the different stages of the tea leaves and brews,’ Linehouse founder Alex Mok tells Dezeen.