Campaign of the Month: January 2011
Honour Among Thieves
Bei Ling Tea House
Located right on the beach, the Bei Ling Tea House is surrounded by a stand of oak trees, kept in place and alive through ‘artifice and wizardry’ according to proprietor Ling Radcliffe.
The tea house itself is a collection of single-pillar pagodas, with floor to ceiling retractable screens so that café patrons can feel the ocean breeze.
The many retired Chinese businessmen who live up in the hillside condos frequent the tea house out of habit, though what business they might be transacting these days is a mystery.