Exclusive tea house at Schloss THALHEIM
Tea ceremonies, tea seminars, exquisite teas in the country house garden
The Schloss THALHEIM hotel sees itself as a cosmopolitan establishment near Vienna. Our doors and gates in Lower Austria are open to guests from all over the world, whichever requests and expectations they come to us with. But it is also part of our basic concept to be interested in other supposedly foreign or very simply new worlds, cultures and traditions and to familiarise you with them during your holiday or visit, if so desired.
The tea house at Schloss THALHEIM is one particular example of this. In the historical garden pavilion opposite the hotel and restaurant building, we are dedicated to the elixir tea and its almost endless flavour and cultural aspects in a way that is still relatively unknown in this country. As exquisite tea has not only been enriching our life and health for thousands of years but also opens up a whole new world with every cup.
Tea – the new cult drink, an ancient culture
- Tea is the most wonderful medicine for preserving health; it is the secret of long life. (Myoan Eisai)
- Tea is better than wine as you can drink it without getting drunk. (Tschung Mung)
- Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world. (T'ien Yiheng)
Tea time at Schloss THALHEIM
Our tea house near Vienna awaits you for tea time every Sunday at 3.00 p.m. Different tea varieties are prepared for you to taste while teas from all over the world are talked about in depth. The focus is on a relaxed encounter among tea fans and the interaction of all guests who we always have a little gift prepared for.
Tea is a world of intensive aromas, flavours, colours and shapes and is presented during our tastings as part of a ceremonial preparation based on the traditional Chinese art of tea making. The atmosphere is relaxed and you should and will simply feel at home and enjoy yourself. The difference to a tea ceremony is that several explanations and more in-depth information is provided about the tea varieties being tasted. The aim is to identify the differences between the tea varieties and preparation methods and of course enjoy the tea.
Unlike the tastings, our seminars teach you knowledge about tea and give you a general introduction into the world of teas. The lectures with sound information regarding the characteristics of tea are held by experts in the Schloss THALHEIM tea house.
We also offer you a series of lectures on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Find out how certain tea varieties can contribute to healing the body and mind in a natural and gentle way.
Chinese tea, culture and art
With this theme we give you the opportunity to not only get to know more about tea but also about forms of art which are rooted in Chinese history and often associated with the tea culture. And all of this just a short drive away from Vienna.
Meditation in the tea house
Silence is an important element of the tea ceremony, there is no speaking during the ceremony. On a spiritual level the understanding gained from the silence can be compared to "consciousness".
As offered by us, the combination of Qigong, Tai Chi or guided meditation and exquisite teas is not focused on teaching any knowledge about tea but on acquiring understanding.
Tea and dining
"Yangcha" is a special form of Cantonese cooking and can be understood as being like a "tea breakfast". Naturally, the tea is traditionally combined with spicy culinary specialities but also with light tea pastries. A pure culinary delight that awaits you at Schloss THALHEIM. Obviously, it makes sense for our chef to experiment with tea time and time again in the restaurants at Schloss THALHEIM and thereby picking up on an international top trend.