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Tian Yi Tea House

Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
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Nanchizi Street , | (about 100 mtrs from East gate of Forbidden City), Beijing, China
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Very much annoyed at myself for being conned was approached by couple young students learning English apparently lol Wanted sit over cup tea got bill for 2170rmb lucky I only had 1000 on me said all I had and walked out students apparently put rest on card but rink they just got share of what I paid was a big... More 

1 Thank Stuart M
Guangzhou, China
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013

Me and my boyfriend were approached at the forbidden city by two young girls who actually at first seemed genuine In their inquiries about us. Soon, the discussion turned to warming up and having tea together. We had previously been warned but played along with the teahouse scam. We were brought into the tea house, this one, Tian Yi. We... More 

3 Thank Rachel_in_china
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2012

Even though the tea cost about $1000USD, our friendly local guides really understood us as people and assured this was special friend only price. Trying the wallet massage service was a highlight.

2 Thank Eric B
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2012

I wish I had seen the previous reviews before today as going to this place was a huge mistake. My girlfriend and I were trying to find our hotel when 3 chinese students approached us and we got talking, one was studying english at university and wanted to practice his english with us over tea. We declined as we just... More 

3 Thank Mike A
Perth Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2012

Fun way of tasting a large variety of interesting teas and shopping for great teapots. Assistants are very helpful but a little over zealous trying to sell teas. Make sure tea is sealed in a plastic bag to get safely back into Australia.

1 Thank MyrtleEmu
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

I experienced exactly the same situation of other persons: they charged my visa with an incredible amount simply by moving the comma. I did not check carefully before the signature and I discovered it just when Ii came back home. I have tried in many different ways to get back the money but it seems to be impossible.

4 Thank ingegnere
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2011

charged on my visa and unknown to me they put t he card thru multiple times and moved the decimal point. Next day they had taken $2500 out of my bank account. I am filing a fraud . I read about other peoples experiences with same- but too late

5 Thank zimsmom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2011

I strongly advise westerners to keep away from this establishment as on two occasions the have scammed me on my credit card . I advised the management when they gave me the Card slip to sign that there were no decimal point on their print out in RMD they assured me it was correct and to make sure I wrote... More 

4 Thank whiteheatheriii

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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nanchizi Street , | (about 100 mtrs from East gate of Forbidden City), Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
  • Neighbourhood: Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
All information is given and I must warn tripadvisors members not to go their , As a foreigner they will faulsify your credit card billing adding extra zero's I noticed this at signing and they assured me it was correct that they do not have dots One invoice showed 312 RMD ,when the credit card statement came out it was 3125 rmd and another for 128.22 rmd showed up as 12822.00RMD . I strongly advise no one to go there.

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