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teahouse

a restaurant, esp in Japan or China, where tea and light refreshments are served
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Teahouse

A Japanese garden house used for the tea ceremony.
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teahouse

A Japanese garden house used for the tea ceremony.
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People would meet with friends, clients or colleagues at teahouses and would gossip over their families or talk about politics over a steaming cup of chai.
The author is conscious of spatial dimensions as he describes famous teahouses as public and political spaces.
Nodding our thanks, we continued to Pontocho, a long, narrow, cobbled alley where the lights were brighter with indoor restaurants and outside riverside dining, bars and teahouses. The Kaburenjo Theater, where geisha practice and twice a year perform for the public, is also there.
"Various Kurdish singers and authors such as Hassan Sisawai, Kawes Agha, and Ibrahim Barzenji have visited and have drunk tea here; since then, most of the people who come here are newly arrived authors and journalists." Unlike the other teahouses, Macko is open from 8:00 PM till 1:00 in the morning.
The very next month, the government decided to ignore part of the law, banning smoking hookahs in public places like parks, while allowing water pipes to reappear in teahouses.
In addition, the Group's "Tea Story" trendy teahouses franchise operation is expected to provide contribution in the 4th quarter of this financial year and we intend to expand this franchise network across all major cities in the PRC.
Just less than two years old, this teahouse (drink-in or take-out) was started by a father and daughter who spent time in Japan and while there acquired a love of good tea and conversation.
The Chinese city of Chengdu is examined through the perspective of its teahouses, which were often the cultural, political and social centers of everyday life.
After the communist revolution in 1949, it went into decline, with many of the teahouses closing down, and was banned during the Cultural Revolution.
Stephen and Sharon plan to open a series of high street teahouses and concessions in theatres or exclusive department stores.
Modelled on the Czech teahouses which have been springing up all over Prague in the last 10 years, Tchai Uvna sells over 80 different kinds of leaf tea.
''I saw some of the teahouses while I was in Beijing and saw how popular they were with the expatriate community.