The culture of drinking tea and going to tea houses has been continued for thousands of years. The reason why people love drinking tea in Chengdu is not just aboutquenching one’s thirsty but it’s more like a way to show their attitude towards a leisurely and comfortable life and to continue the thousands years of folk culture.
“Bai Longmenzhen”, is “having a casual chat” in Chengdu dialect and it is also the reason why most people like drinking tea in Chengdu. A teahouse is like a small society, where people gathering their relatives and friends together, having business negotiations, listening to storytelling, or just simply having a casual chat and a tea-tasting. Once people enter the tea house, they can have all kinds of conversations together no matter they are old acquaintances or they just encountered each other.
Chengdu people love strong tea as its strong fragrance and long-lasting taste are suitable for a long talk. It is a great and comfortable day for Chengdu people, hanging out with a few friends, sitting on rattan chairs around a bamboo table, and having strong tea with Sichuandesserts.
Today, we are presenting the unique and captivating tea culture of Sichuan-style afternoon tea in Los Angeles.
We have received dozens of positive reviews after the launch of our Sichuan Cuisine series “The taste of Old Sichuan in Spring”. Arcadia City in Los Angeles, is a place with pleasant landscape and plenty of sunshine, its good environment and cultural atmosphere are endowed by nature. Except for Sichuan food and Sichuan culture, Chengdu Impression (Los Angeles Arcadia store) is bringing Sichuan’s tea culture to Arcadia as well.
Coming to our store in a bright sunny afternoon, alone or with a few friends, sitting on the second floor terrace, with a view of San Gabriel Mountains, it is a beautiful and authentic Sichuan-style afternoon tea time with a cup of Sichuan tea and Chinese desserts handmade by our chef. During the tea time, enjoying a cup of Chinese tea, having sweet bites, reading books or meeting friends, are all good ways to experience a moment of leisure in our busy lives.
“Sichuan-style afternoon tea” series
Sichuan Style Tea (Select One of the Following Teas)
Bitan Snow Jasmine Tea: Picked the fine delicate green tea buds on Emei Mountain before Qingming Festival in April, along with high quality and beautiful shaped fresh Jasmine flower. All by manual operation, delicately made with fine workmanship.
Sichuan Green Tea: a unique type of tea from Sichuan Emei Mountain, green colored with bamboo like straight and flat shape; the soup of the tea is clear and in yellow while the bottom leaves are tender and in light green; the taste is mellow and refreshing with lingering sweet fragrance.
Buckwheat Tea: Sichuan Liangshan specialty, made with baked buckwheat seed that were delicately selected. The taste is bitter and it is cold natured. It can benefit people’s vital energy, physical energy as well as ears and eyes while improving the functioning of intestines and stomach.
Mengding Yellow Bud Tea: there is a poem saying “make the tea with the water from the central of Yangtze River, use the tea leaves from the top of Mengding Mountain”, Mengding Yellow Bud Tea has more than 2000 years of history, as the top yellow tea, it was a tribute in every dynasty. The shape of the bud is even, flat and straight while the colour is smooth yellow with gold revealed; the infusion of the tea appears to be yellow through the green while the taste is sweet, fresh and mellow.
Desserts (All Included in the Set Menu)
Pineapple Cake: crispy surface with delicate sweet pineapple stuffing which would melt into the month.
Crispy Egg Cake: crispy and sweet taste with aromatic egg flavor.
Glutinous Rice Rolls with Sweat Bean Paste: golden surface with sweet red bean paste while the taste is soft and special.
April 1, 2017, 2:30-5:00 p.m. everyday.
Sichuan-style afternoon tea set menu: $ per person includes selected one kind of tea and one set of three kinds of desserts.
21E Huntington Dr. Arcadia CA 91006
Address: Chengdu Impression Arcadia store, second floor terrace, 21E Huntington Dr. Arcadia CA 91006
Find a moment of leisure in our busy lives with the Sichuan-style afternoon tea.
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