Experience Shanghai: Private Tea Ceremony Tour


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From $123.08

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Experience an authentic Chinese tradition during this private 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!


What's Included

All-you-can-drink tea

Local English-speaking guide

Private tea ceremony

What's Not Included

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • ADULT: Age: 3 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

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Meet your 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!

• Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Really great tour! The tea ceremony was...
Cat, 22-08-2012
Really great tour! The tea ceremony was very interesting to learn about from the tea master, and was great to be able to taste so many different teas. The tea master and the guide were so friendly and excited for us to be there which made the whole experience even better. I'd definitely recommend it, especially if you're a big tea drinker.




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