Private Hangzhou Tea Plantation Tour

Private Hangzhou Tea Plantation Tour
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$123
Duration: 10 hours
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Description

Learn the basics of different teas, how they're grown, their use in cuisine and ritual, and some of the subtleties of tea appreciation. Situated in a fertile area of the delta southwest of Shanghai, Hangzhou is renown for its particular variety of green tea, the most ubiquitous type of tea consumed in China. It is also home to one of the top tea science institutes in the country. As a result, it's the perfect place for learning about and sampling tea.

Depart from your Shanghai hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy the scenery on the ride to Hangzhou. Listen as your guide explains the culture of Chinese Tea. Once arrived at Hangzhou, program begins in West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Hangzhou, originally constructed as a park for the emperor and dotted with pagodas, the park offers a wonderful example of Chinese landscape architecture. You will enjoy the most famous Hangzhou food nearby the lake. After lunch you will move on to visit the Tea Museum and go to Long Jing village where one of the most famous green teas - Dragon Well Green Tea is grown. You will also visit the tea garden where the Chinese emperor owns, learn how Dragon Well Green Tea is fired in a wok. During this unique day trip, You'll learn about tea in Chinese history and culture, learn the tricks behind making a great cup of Chinese tea and have a taste of the most famous green tea.  Customize your itinerary according to your interests and relish the flexibility of this private tour; venture to restaurants recommended by your guide for lunch (own expense) and then return to your private vehicle after a full day of Hangzhou exploration. Bid your guide farewell at your Shanghai hotel, where the tour concludes.

Learn the basics of different teas, how they're grown, their use in cuisine and ritual, and some of the subtleties of tea appreciation. Situated in a fertile area of the delta southwest of Shanghai, Hangzhou is renown for its particular variety of green tea, the most ubiquitous type of tea consumed in China. It is also home to one of the top tea science institutes in the country. As a result, it's the perfect place for learning about and sampling tea.