5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

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  • Location:Shanghai, China
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)
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!


  • 2-hour small-group tea ceremony in Shanghai with an English-speaking guide
  • Learn about Chinese tea culture and discover the evolution of tea in China from your tea master
  • Listen to soothing music and enjoy fragrant incense while sipping rare, high-quality teas
  • Discover traditional methods of storing, preparing, steeping and drinking tea
  • Taste and learn about a variety of tea such as green tea, oolong tea, black tea and Pu-erh tea
  • Small group limited to 10 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Experience Shanghai: Small-Group Tea Ceremony

Tea Ceremony in Shanghai

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!

Customer Reviews



5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

I learnt so much about tea during the tour. Love my tea master!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 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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