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Jin Xuan does offer wine pairings from its vault of thousands of bottles of wine, which is hidden back behind a wall of golden Chinese characters. More common — and intriguing — is to arrange a tea pairing with your meal. Jin Xuan offers a booklet of specialty high-end teas that come from around the country, including four different types of Pu’er from Yunnan Province by Tibet and a selection of delicate green teas from Hangzhou. Jin Xuan also has a special tea master on duty, who studied the fine art of tea preparation and pairing at a specialty school in Hangzhou. Not only is she an expert at steeping and pouring, she also had a very deep knowledge of tea subtleties, which lends fascinating insight into this much revered art.