During a visit to Lan Su Chinese Garden, the Teahouse in the Tower of Cosmic Reflections offers visitors the ability to sit, relax, and enjoy tea while gazing into the garden. As a part of the garden, admission or membership to Lan Su is required to access the Teahouse. Tea presentations are in classical styles with snacks and sweets offered as complements. Traditional Chinese tea serving styles include a variety of teaware, chosen to enhance the art of tea. At the Teahouse, each tea is presented in a vessel specifically chosen to match its category and individual character. A selection of Chinese teas includes all of the major categories of color and flavor including white, green, oolong, pu-er, black and herbal teas. As the seasons change, the selections change to match complimenting the ever-changing views in the garden.
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Though many of its attractions are still a part of the garden today, there have been changes throughout the history of the garden that have shaped it into what it is today. The oldest public Japanese garden in the United States, this complex of many paths, ponds and a teahouse features plants and trees pruned and arranged in a Japanese style. The garden's 3 acres contain sculptures and structures influenced by Buddhist and Shinto religious beliefs, as well as many elements of water and rocks to create a calming landscape designed to slow people down. After the conclusion of the World's Fair , Makoto Hagiwara , a Japanese immigrant and gardener, personally oversaw the modification of the temporary Japanese Village fair exhibit to the permanent Japanese Tea Garden and was official caretaker of the garden from to
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No longer a tea room, it is an Asian restaurant with pretty decent food, including pho. I have had several items from the menu and have liked all of them. The owners and servers are very friendly and will offer suggestions and help in making I have been here four times within the past two years! I adventure with my Best Friend each and every time I go.
Despite several tourists, it was very tranquil. We enjoyed some miso soup and there were also several teas to try. Lovely place to explore.