Experience Shanghai: Private Tea Ceremony Tour

Summary

Greet your guide at a local Shanghai teashop and venture within to begin your 2-hour tea ceremony. Listen as your knowledgeable guide explains the history and cultural significance of tea in China; discover which occasions warrant tea drinking and gain an understanding of tea’s evolution, medicinal properties and reputed spiritual powers.  Watch your accomplished tea master sip tea in the correct manner and enjoy the ritual of smelling and tasting cups of aromatic brewed leaves. Pleasure your palate with purifying green, black, oolong and Pu-erh tea then learn the tools and techniques integral to brewing the perfect cup.  Finally, perform your recently learnt tea ritual to impress your guide and tea master then emerge from the tea shop with enriched cultural knowledge of China and the significance of tea.

Tour info

Duration
2 hours
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

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?

  • Private tea ceremony

  • Local English-speaking guide

  • All-you-can-drink tea

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Gratuities

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Before you book

  • Duration: 2h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Shanghai Pathways-Private One-day and Walking Tours

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About operator:

If you want unique & authentic tours to see the real Shanghai, come join us! We take you behind the scenes of a destination to reveal it's hidden gems and appreciate the Chinese culture. We believe this is the perfect style of travel experience for those who want to get off the beaten path and really connect with the destination. With English speaking Chinese guides who lives in Shanghai, you are assured a real local experience. The experience can be as short as a couple of hours, or a whole day, but in every case we will take you to interesting places to meet locals, and really see what makes the place tick.

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