茶师屋

Tea Master's House
Huangshan - China

Meet China's roots

Chawu is a house built in the 8th century in an ancient village close to Huangstan.
It is the perfect place to discover the deep and authentic culture of China.

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The House

The house was built by a wealthy tea merchant in the 8th century. Guangping and Julien spent three years restoring it. Their goal was to make it comfortable and ensure that its simple authenticity was preserved.

The Village

The village features around 1000 buildings from the Ming Dynasty. A river runs between its houses; people clean their vegetables in it. Most of village’s inhabitants are peasants who produce tea and rice, as well as raising silkworms.

The Huizhou Area

Huizhou is one of the most prestigious cultural provinces in China. During the Ming dynasty, it excelled in architecture, painting, calligraphy and music. Today, its landscape still inspires artists, inspired by the taste of several of the best Chinese teas.

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About us

Guangping & Julien

Guangping is a primary school teacher and Julien an anthropologist.
They began restoring Chawu in 2003. After 3 years of labour, they opened it to public as a guesthouse.

Today they share their time between China and France. Twice a year they organize special visits dedicated to tea culture.

Zha Riwang

Zha Riwang is an artisan who makes brushes for calligraphy and painting. He was born in the village and has been looking after Chawu since 2016.

Booking

All booking details are available on Airbnb.

They Include: your first meal on arrival, breakfast every day, a map of the area; and advice on visiting the village and surrounding area, linens.

Options: extra meals, transfers to and from Chawu by car, tours in Huangshan, Jiuhuashan, and other Huizhou villages.

Enjoy your stay in Chawu!

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