Experience an authentic Chinese tradition during this small-group tea ceremony in Shanghai. Led by a tea master, you’ll sip rare tea, listen to soothing music, and enjoy fragrant incense while learning about the importance of tea in Chinese culture with the help of your English-speaking guide. Discover how to smell, taste and drink tea properly and learn about the evolution of tea, including its unique medicinal and spiritual properties. After sampling a variety of green tea, oolong tea, black tea and Pu-erh tea, you’ll perform the tea ritual you’ve just learned to show your tea master your new skills!
- All necessary equipment included
- Free drinks included
- Led by a local guide
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Small group ensures personal service
Meet your small group and local English-speaking guide at a local tea shop in Shanghai to begin your authentic tea ceremony. Over the course of the 2-hour session, you’ll enjoy unlimited samples of rare tea and learn about the importance of tea in Chinese culture from your tea master, an expert in art of tea.
With the help of your English-speaking guide, find out which occasions in China involve tea drinking and gain an understanding of how tea has evolved in China. Hear about tea’s medicinal properties, its ability to teach a respect for nature and its spiritual powers, known to create inner peace and calm.
Discover how to properly drink a cup of tea in order to experience its full effects. Go through the ritual of smelling and tasting the tea before and after adding the hot water. Then, sample green tea, oolong tea, black tea and Pu-erh (or Pu'er) tea, letting the teacup relax your hands and the steam sooth your eyes.
You’ll also learn the specifics, including the implements needed to store tea leaves and ideal steep times and temperatures.
At the end, you’ll perform the ritual yourself to impress your tea master with your newfound skills. You’ll leave this unique experience with a new appreciation for tea, as well as tips to make your own tea at home!
Tea Ceremony in Shanghai
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Departure Point:After booking, your local guide will coordinate with you via email regarding departure location
- 10am or 2pm
Return Details:Returns to original departure point
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Tour begins at 10am
Tour begins at 2pm
Tea Ceremony in Shanghai
- Small-group tea ceremony
- Local English-speaking guide
- All-you-can-drink tea
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking; tour must be booked at least 2 days in advance
- Tour operates with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 10
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
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