spelled as "Maliandao" but pronunciation
is "Maliendao" in Chinese.
indicated in this page is price of 500g's (1 Jin).
street in Beijing is the biggest tea market in North
China. This 1500m street has more than 1000 of tea
shops, from all over the China. More than 3000 kinds
of tea leaves are available on market . The price of tea
is 20 - 40 % cheaper than from other places in the
city. One can not only buy tea leaves but also one
can find a plethora of teapots and tea sets on sale.
of shops there are family-run. Only 2-3 people are
working on each shops.
is located about 600m south of Beijing West Station
a taxi is the most convenient way to get there.
All taxi drivers in Beijing know Maliandao.
driver to bring you to the front of the "Carrefour(家乐福)"
super market, which is next to the Maliandao-Tea-city
Fares: (with no traffic)
Less than 15RMB from Junshi bowuguan (军事博物馆) on
Less than 20RMB from Chang chun jie (长椿街)
on subway line2.
Less than 40RMB from Guomao (国贸) area.
is about 15 minutes walk from south gate of Beijing
Google Earth! :
39° 52' 56 N 116°
19' 12 E (Maliandao-Tea-city 马连道茶城)
39° 53' 36 N 116°
18' 54 E (Beijing West Station
are so many shops along these streets. Moreover,
there are also several "Tea cities" which
have many small shops within the building/area.
following pictures are the two of Tea-city buildings, which
inside houses 100-200 shops.
personally prefer shop in Tea cities. I like
atmosphere of Beijing Tea Cooperation Tea city (北京茶叶总公司). Many
of shop owners have so much knowledge about their
tea and tea in general, and kind to teach you about
of Tea cities open at latest 8:30 close
shops in Chayuan Tea City (茶缘茶城)
open from 7:00 to 22:00.
Maliandao Road, Xuanwu District,
Road, Xuanwu District, Beijing
of some shops
Tea City, B1#9
are specialized in:
Anxi Tieguanyin (安溪铁观音)
Dongfang Meiren/Oriental Beauty (东方美人)
of the shop
said there are not many shop selling
in Beijing. It is one of Oolong tea. I bought
tea teacher introduced this shop to
me as one of reliable shops. The owner is very kind.
to take note of their name>
Tea Corporation Tea City 1F 总公司茶城一层
are specialized in: - Anji Baicha (安吉白茶)
have many grade of Anji Baicha, from
100RMB to 1200 RMB.
of the shop told me many interesting
story about Anji Baicha. About transportation
cost, using airplane to carry tea leaves
from Anji(near Shanghai) to Beijing
costs 6RMB/500g (takes 1 day), using
train costs 1.5RMB (3days). But the
price of the tea in Beijing is lower
than in Shanghai. Because in Shanghai
area, this tea is famous and known as
good tea so people are eager to buy
it. But in Beijing, this tea is not
known so much yet. So price is set to
Bailin Qianhua Chahang
Market B-7 青溪茶叶市场 B-7号
are specialized in: Tea from non
tea tree (non Camellia sinensis)
was so impressed by wide variety
of tea type and their color. They carry
many grades of Kuding Cha (苦丁茶).