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Burnside Village's Chinese restaurant is offering patrons a tea drinking experience unlike any other in Australia.
The Shanghai Tea House Restaurant is the only place in the nation to perform a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, its owners Suping Li and Vince Rigano say.
""For centuries, the ritual of preparing and serving tea has held a special place in the hearts and minds of Chinese aristocracy, court officials, intellectuals and poets,"" Ms Li says. ""Each step in the ritual is meant to be a sensory exploration and appreciation.""
""These teas are particularly refined, such as oolong teas which are lightly fermented and red teas that can be moderately to heavily fermented,"" she says. ""This style of tea drinking uses small cups to match the small unglazed tea pots. Each cup is just large enough to hold about two small swallows of tea."
The restaurant also offers all-day, Shanghai-style yum cha. Visit the restaurant on the Timber Deck to experience it for yourself.