茗Míng—Tender leaves of tea
陶Táo—Earthenware, clay ceramics
軒Xuān—A warm and comfortable room with a relaxing atmosphere
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 salons.
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.
"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.
451, St-Sulpice, Vieux-Montreal,
Quebec H2Y 2V8, Canada
Salon open hour:
Monday to Sunday
11am ~ 7pm
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