Does anyone of you recommend a nice tea drinking place in Kunming to bring our Beijing friends?
Don’t know what you are looking for but the old typical Chinese teahouses don’t exist any longer. I know of only two in Yunnan and both are not in Kunming.
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The big Puer Tea company Taetea has a sampling tea house inside the China Eastern Investment Building, 219 Chuncheng Road.
There are some more Puer tea places some in the bigger hotels.
bird & flower market area has a Da Yi shop, nice sitting on the 2nd floor with view on "old" town. Also other tea shop inside of that new shopping center near by . The have nice sitting area on 2nd floor with view on roof tops of the "old town"...re-built one.