Xi Shi embraces the heritage of Shangri-La while giving it a modern interpretation.
During the day, Xi Shi Lounge is an ideal venue to conduct a casual business meeting or to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea set on its famous Blue Willow china. The elegant ambience of the Lounge is further enhanced with live classical piano on weekends.
In the evenings, re-energize and socialize in an intimate setting with soothing live music, delicious evening snacks and innovative cocktails.
Be part of an unforgettable dining experience by planning your visit around the entertainment calendar or booking your table online now.
Join us every week, from Wednesday through Sunday, for special performances by our resident Tea Master - Che Huadong - at the following times:
- 2pm Chinese Face Changing Opera
- 4pm Kung Fu Tea Show
Xi Shi Lounge's Tea Master, Che Huadong, spent five years mastering Chinese performance arts in Chengdu, his hometown and the capital of Sichuan Province in China. During his training, Huadong studied the theory of tea, including its history and significance in Chinese culture, as well as proper tea handling and tasting techniques to become a tea sommelier.
Kung Fu tea originated in Chengdu as a way to pour hot water in crowded tea houses. It was during the Tang (618 – 907 AD) and Song (960 – 1279 AD) dynasties that Kung Fu tea shows became a fashionable leisure activity. This tradition continues to this day.
In addition to Kung Fu tea, Huadong is accomplished in the art of the Face Changing Opera, a theatrical performance that originated at the beginning of the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911) in Sichuan Province. During a Face Changing Opera performance, custom masks of various patterns and colours are worn to represent well-known characters from Chinese folktales. Each character has its own symbolic meaning. Huadong will change masks up to nine times per performance in the blink of an eye.