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Experience Shanghai: Private Tea Ceremony Tour

Shanghai Shi, China
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Enjoy an authentic cultural experience during a private tea ceremony in Shanghai. Alongside a respected master of tea, succumb to serenity as you relax with melodious music, fragrant incense and soothing tea made from rare tealeaves. Learn about the cultural significance of the beverage with your English-speaking guide and educate your palate to the delicate and distinctive flavors of different tea types. Sample varieties of black, oolong, Pu-erh and green tea then perform the tea ritual to cement your newly acquired skills.
  • 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
Private tea ceremony
Local English-speaking guide
All-you-can-drink tea
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

1536 Gonghexin Rd, Jingan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000

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Returns to original departure point
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.
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Shanghai Pathways-Private One-day and Walking Tours
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!
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Shanghai Pathways

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Really great tour! The tea ceremony was...
, Aug 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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