At the top of the street by the entrance gate there was the keeper’s house and a kosher butcher shop. It used to be by the gate but in the 14th
century it was moved to the other end of the street.
Before the riots in 1931, the house was owned by Vidal Escapat ha-Leví. His latest surname shows that he was related to the ancient and prestigious priestly family of the Levites (priests of the Temple in Jerusalem dedicated to the cult). He was involved in a case of desecration of the sacramental bread in 1367. He was taken hostage and imprisoned in the Synagogue Major until the resolution of the case.
After the Call was abolished, the house belonged to a Bishop, Lluis de Santàngel of the Ribalter family who was Bishop of Ciurana in 1581. In the 17th
and the 18th
century it belonged to the Copons de Llor family. The building was reconverted in mid 19th
century. The decoration of the façade was built following the construction trend at the time, better quality and allowing to built higher buildings.
In the Chai Čaj you can buy loose tea and taste them. They have types of teas hard to find on other brands. Specialists in teas from around the world, especially from China, Japan, Taiwan and Nepal. It offers a wide range of homemade Chai. Wide variety of Arab, Japanese and Indian cakes.
Importation, sale and tasting of teas and accessories and top quality crafty tea accessories. A cosy place in the gothic quarter to share the tea culture, the terroir, the art of tea growing, traditional manual production and preparation techniques. Discover the ancient traditions and share the passion with those who want to learn more about the world of tea.
Services: handmade tea accessories, unique and artistic pieces. Tea served on the tables. Tea tastings and workshops. Gong Fu Tea Ceremony. In the summer a wide selection of homemade ice creams and cold teas is available.
Products: small tea growing producers, often organic, with no added flavors or aromas. White Tea, Green Tea, Red Tea, Black Tea, Puerh Tea, Blue Tea, Oolong Tea, Chai Tea, Yogi Tea, Teapots, cups and ceramic, porcelain and glass accessories.
Discounts: 10% discount in store on purchases from 20 euros. 10% off if you buy from the online store www.cajchai.com
Owners: Antonio Moreno Areces
Year opened 2008
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/CajChaiTeahouse
Phone number: 93 3019592
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:30-22h, 15-22h Monday