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Tea Experiences in Shanghai

Tea Experiences in Shanghai

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.

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  • 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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Experience Shanghai: Private Tea Ceremony Tour

Experience Shanghai: Private Tea Ceremony Tour

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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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$123.08
Price varies by group size
From
$123.08
Price varies by group size

Afternoon Tea and Dessert Tour on the Huaihai Road in Shanghai

Afternoon Tea and Dessert Tour on the Huaihai Road in Shanghai

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Lift the lid on Shanghai’s tea culture and sweet treats on this small-group afternoon tea and dessert tour. Stroll along Huaihai Road and after sampling Chinese mooncakes, visit a tea house for a classic tea ceremony. Taste delicate Chinese green and black teas as you discover traditional tea drinking etiquette, and finish at a Cantonese dessert restaurant to try popular cold sweets such as milk pudding and mousse cake.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.84
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$75.84

Private Shanghai Old Town Walking Tour Including Yuyuan Garden

Private Shanghai Old Town Walking Tour Including Yuyuan Garden

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Journey back to old Shanghai on this 2-hour private walking tour of historic Nan Shi, Shanghai’s oldest district. Learn about China’s notorious Ming Dynasty, Taoist beliefs and spiritual traditions as you explore the walled Old Town and sample typical delicacies like local dumplings (own expense). See the landmark Chenghuangmiaof (Temple of the Town God), stroll through the pretty Yuyuan Garden and wander through the lively ‘lilongs’ (residential streets). This is a private tour just for you and your party.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$131.28
Price varies by group size
From
$131.28
Price varies by group size