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A public establishment serving tea and light refreshments.


(Commerce) a restaurant, esp in Japan or China, where tea and light refreshments are served



n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
a restaurant or other establishment, esp. in the Far East, where tea and refreshments are served.
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Noun1.teahouse - a restaurant where tea and light meals are availableteahouse - a restaurant where tea and light meals are available
buttery - a teashop where students in British universities can purchase light meals
eatery, eating house, eating place, restaurant - a building where people go to eat
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom


[ˈtiːhaʊs] N (teahouses (pl)) [ˈtiːhaʊzɪz]salón m de té
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The book also has some interesting photos showcasing historical teahouses, as well as the author's observations on how tea is consumed by people in different parts of the world.
Jurgen also emphasises on the culture of preparing tea which is often made in a large samovar in teahouses in the Middle East and in small samovars in wealthy homes.
Tea's popularity in North America is growing and consumers are learning even more about tea, which means sales are increasing in retail shops, teahouses, online, at restaurants and more.
The Chinese perception of Chengdu's citizens is that they're rather laid back - they spend their days in the city's many teahouses, putting the world to rights, gossiping, playing cards and maybe conducting a bit of business.
The city centre shop includes a bakery on the top floor, allowing the company to extend its range of cakes which will be sold in all three teahouses.
For example, 22 kindergartens were opened in former buildings of teahouses in Batken region," Joldoshbekov added.
Summary: Drinking tea and sitting in teahouses are traditional sources of comfort for the people of Erbil
which has several teahouses in Portland and one in Bend, is gearing up to open its first teahouse in Eugene this spring.
In May 2010, Deputy Health Minister Hassan Emami-Rezavi told the state news agency the issue of clearing hookahs out of teahouses and traditional eateries had been under discussion for some time and a plan had just been adopted to get rid of the pipes.
The city is of interest for its archaeological museums, university botanical garden and an atmospheric waterfront with both bars and teahouses where the locals enjoy promenading.
In the meantime, our politicians will sit in the teahouses and boast that they will set the arrested persons free.
In October 2010, the Group completed the acquisition of "Tea Story" - a trendy teahouses franchise operationin the PRC.