"Tea" In Chinese mandarin
pronunciation is "CHA". According to legend, tea was first
discovered by the Chinese emperor and inventor Shennong in 2737 BCE when a
leaf from a Camellia sinensis tree fell into water the emperor was boiling. Tea is
deeply woven into the history and culture of China. The beverage is considered
one of the seven necessities of Chinese life, along with firewood, rice, oil, salt,
soy sauce and vinegar.
Míng—Tender leaves of tea
Táo—Earthenware, clay ceramics
Xuān—A warm and comfortable room with a
In Chinese, much can be expressed in three short words. What is
the meaning of Ming Tao Xuan?
Here is one way of translating it—A comfortable and welcoming salon
where fine teas can be enjoyed in earthenware teapots .
Ming Tao Xuan is different from ordinary restaurants and other tea
Here you can enjoy the cultivated ambiance of Chinese tea
drinking, sample refreshments from a vegetarian menu, make
yourself comfortable in the elegance of classical Chinese furniture
and savour an atmosphere of Buddhist tranquility.
A warm and harmonious décor, together with the fragrance of
Chinese teas, evoke an environment reminiscent of Zen where you
are invited to enjoy a moment of relaxation. As our guest, we hope
that these plain and simple surroundings help to make your table
an island of peace and serenity where you can explore the rich and
varied culture of tea.
Tea and vegetarianism convey a caring message that brings people
together in harmony. The principle that animates this message
encourages us to focus on the values of health, energy, a well-
balanced mood and a positive state of mind.
451, St-Sulpice, Vieux-Montreal,
Quebec H2Y 2V8, Canada
Salon open hour:
Monday to Sunday
11am ~ 7pm
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