tea·​house | \ ˈtē-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce teahouse (audio) \

Definition of teahouse

: a public house or restaurant where tea and light refreshments are sold

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The cabbie informs you that your destination — a hotel, temple, museum, teahouse — is overbooked or closed and takes you to his friend’s lodging or attraction. Andrea Sachs, Twin Cities, "10 common travel scams — and how to avoid them," 10 Aug. 2019 Inside, diners are greeted by a chest of Chinese apothecary drawers and treated to walls that could have been airlifted from some faraway teahouse. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Queen’s English brings Hong Kong’s sizzle to Columbia Heights," 17 July 2019 Sustainable travel tip: Support the community’s economy by stopping at a waterside teahouse to indulge in locally sourced fare. Caitlin Etherton, National Geographic, "Venice is flooded with tourists—visit these floating cities instead," 16 May 2019 Other teahouse lodgings are similarly rustic but serviceable. Debbie Pappyn, Condé Nast Traveler, "Trekking Nepal's Upper Mustang, a Pristine Corner of the Himalayas," 15 Oct. 2018 Nepal's trekking lodges or teahouses, as they are sometimes referred, seem tailor-made for transmitting the virus. National Geographic, "Flu outbreak rages near Everest base camp," 30 Apr. 2019 Chowrasta, a local outdoor market, Ah Leng Char Koay Teow, a legendary rice noodle shop, and Aik Hoe is an old-school, dim sum-serving teahouse are a few of our favorites. Sarah Khan, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Fit Southeast Asia's Greatest Hits into a Single Trip," 13 Nov. 2018 The road there passes over verdant mountains before coasting through tropical flatlands, contested territory during the civil war that ended in 2009, now distinguished mostly by quiet teahouses. Amanda Taub And Max Fisher, New York Times, "Where Countries Are Tinderboxes and Facebook Is a Match," 21 Apr. 2018 After a day of sightseeing, a proper afternoon tea should be enjoyed at La Cabaña, a colorful teahouse at the edge of Glacier Martial. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "An Awe-Inspiring Visit to Ushuaia, Argentina, Also Known as “the End of the World”," 29 Nov. 2018

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1689, in the meaning defined above

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: a restaurant where tea and other refreshments are served

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