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Tea Experiences in Shanghai

By Viator, July 2018

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Tea drinking has been elevated to a high art in Shanghai, where the hot beverage has been consumed for millennia. Here are a few ways to acquaint yourself with Chinese tea culture in Shanghai, whether you want to taste different types of tea, learn about traditional brewing techniques, or simply sip, chat, and people-watch.

Highlights
  • Sample all kinds of different Chinese tea, from green tea and black varieties to oolong, jasmine, and pu-erh, and learn how to distinguish the nuances of flavor and aroma during a guided tea tasting. 
  • Enjoy the serenity of an old-school Chinese teahouse, where soothing music and incense contribute to the relaxing atmosphere. 
  • Let a tea master educate you on the history of tea in China and find out some of the reasons behind tea’s popularity, from its flavor and medicinal value to its purported spiritual powers.
  • Learn about Chinese culture, correct tea ceremony etiquette, and common customs during a tea tour.
  • Watch tea being prepared using traditional implements and methods that have been honed over the centuries at a traditional teahouse.
  • Taste sweet treats, such as mooncakes, which are often paired with tea during China’s Mid-Autumn Festival, on a dessert and tea tour. 
  • Combine afternoon tea with a walking tour that allows you to explore the Bund and Shanghai Old Town (Nanshi) with a guide.

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Afternoon Tea and Dessert Tour on the Huaihai Road in Shanghai, Shanghai, null
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Afternoon Tea and Dessert Tour on the Huaihai Road in Shanghai

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Ever wonder what Chinese people have for afternoon tea? Is it like British style or what? Come and join this unique food tour to discover the secret of Chinese ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $72.00
Experience Shanghai: Private Tea Ceremony Tour, Shanghai, Afternoon Teas
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Experience Shanghai: Private Tea Ceremony Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

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

From USD $61.54
3-Hour Private Shanghai Bund Walking Tour with Optional Afternoon Tea, Shanghai, Cultural Tours
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3-Hour Private Shanghai Bund Walking Tour with Optional Afternoon Tea

Bund is the most famous sightseeing site in Shanghai. Known as “Gallery of World Architecture”. Why, how and when this Gallery of World architecture ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 3 to 4 hrs

From USD $34.00
Private Shanghai Old Town Walking Tour Including Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai, Afternoon Teas
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Private Shanghai Old Town Walking Tour Including Yuyuan Garden

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Long before the foreign concessions and skyscrapers, Shanghai was a prosperous Chinese town surrounded by protective walls. This 2-hour private guided walking ...  Read more

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

From USD $69.23

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