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Time-honored Shops in Beijing


Qinglinchun Tea Shop

In 1927, Lin Zixun, who was from Fujian Province, Southeast China, opened the first Qinglinchun Tea Shop in Quanyechang - a large comprehensive mall at Langfang Toutiao Hutong on Qianmen Outer Street. The second Qinglinchun Tea Shop in Dong’an Market in Beijing was opened two or three years later, and then the third one on the Qianmen Street in 1927 which is still thriving now, while the first two tea shops have been closed.

Address: No. 43, Qianmen Street

Lerentang in Beijing

Beijing Lerentang TCM Store, formerly named Leshoutang TCM Store, was founded in 1923 by Le Youshen, the great grandson of Le Yinchuan who is the 10th generation inheritor of Tongrentang, China’s most famous TCM store. Inside the store, the facilities and ancient architectural style are all similar to Tongrentang. Above the door is a board saying Le’s TCM Store which was copied from Tongrentang. A woodcarving with black Chinese characters on a white background is hanging on each side of the door respectively, the one on the north side writes the store purchases various authentic herbs (raw or processed) and the south one writes the store supplies various Chinese patent medicines, such as pill, pulvis, emplastrum and unguentum, pellet, decoction and prepared herbal medicine in small pieces. Under the eaves are two wooden store signs symbolizing TCM store.

Address: No. 22, Xicheng Sanlihe Road, Xicheng District


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