Green T House was launched in 1997 by artist, entrepreneur and tea lover Ms. Zhang Jin Jie. Green T House began life as a simple tea house with 3 tables, but within 5 years, Ms. Zhang Jin Jie had turned her hand to haute cuisine, revolutionised Beijing’s restaurant scene, been described by Time Magazine as “China’s first celebrity chef”.
The Green T. House is a “tea experience” on the outskirts of Beijing city that encompasses restaurant, music, art, architecture, desing and, of course, spa. Beijing’s Green T. House is a dynamic paradise offering a truly inspiring and unique brand by moving from the realms of tea houses, art events and restaurants into spa and hospitality.
In November, 2009 Green T. House was voted ‘Spa Design of the Year’ and ‘Day Spa of the Year’ in the 2009 AsiaSpa Awards.
The imperial-style “lifestyle pavilion’ on the outskirts of Beijing was recognised for its new Bath House Residence inspired by a Tang dynasty emperor’s bath house, complete with a sumptuous onsen-style rooftop hot tub for indulgent bathing.
“The Bath House Residence expresses through nature’s elegance the interaction between human beings’ understanding of our outside environment and of our inner selves. It is designed to ensure that guests take time out to recharge, since the most beautiful journey to be had is the one of our inner travels, where the journey itself is its own reward,” says owner of her philosophy in creating this tranquil yet surprising space.
Pampering, wellness and bathing rituals are complemented by exotic overnight ‘Signature Living Experiences’ immersing guests in “a world of body, mind and soul, senses and sensuality”.
Bath house therapies are twinned with Chinese music and art, indulgence, ancient Chinese wisdom and contemporary aesthetics.
The residence sleeps couples in traditional, curtained four-poster “emperor’s beds” as well as accommodating small groups for ‘high end slumber parties’ in loft bedrooms.
Green T House pavilion immerses guests in Chinese culture and cuisine by uniquely combining wellness with a tea house, restaurant, gallery, cultural events space and inspiring meeting place.
Dining features signature “New China T-cuisine”, blending fresh and natural ingredients with time-honored indigenous cooking techniques from across the regions of China.
It is also renowned for chic dining, cutting-edge music performances, art exhibits, tea presentations and ceremonies, and creative events – attracting an eclectic mix of artists, celebrities and prominent local and international guests.