Greet your guide and small-group 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.