Maliandao Tea Culture and Tasting Experience
Maliandao Tea Culture
and Tasting Tour
As the world’s biggest tea exporter, China is the leader in the industry. Learn from
the very best on this half-day Beijing tea tasting experience. Sample delicious
teas and get an insight into a part of ancient Chinese culture.
WHY THIS TOUR?
Chinese people love tea – it is more than just a drink; it is a way of life and an intrinsic part of ancient Chinese culture. China has many styles of tea ceremonies and various ways of brewing tea. Maliandao Tea Street is the perfect place to learn more about Chinese tea culture.
The 1,500-metre-long stretch of nearly 1,000 tea shops sells some of the best types of tea in the entire country. Brands are sold loose and bagged, and most can be sampled before making a purchase. In addition, there are tea houses and shops selling tea-related products such as exquisite tea sets. Tea shops offer free samples to visitors and are more than happy to teach novices about the wonderful world of Chinese tea.
10:00 - 13:00
In the morning, your driver will collect you from the hotel. Then join a group of fellow tea connoisseurs and thirsty friends on a journey to Maliandao Tea Street, an area that is home to some of the best tea wholesalers and tasting opportunities in the whole of China. This ‘tea heaven’ features over 1,000 retailers, restaurants and teahouses spread over eight large malls.
As you enter Maliandao Tea Street, you will be immersed in the strong scent of the fragrant leaves. Start by sampling some light green teas and then move on to try darker and more robust types. There will be time to relax over a delicious North-West Fujian-style lunch.
This is a great place to buy bags of high-quality tea leaves and beautifully decorated Chinese tea sets to take home as souvenirs. The prices are reasonable – but don’t forget to bargain!
This excursion is a relaxing way to learn more about the country’s love affair with this beverage and learn more about its heritage through participation in fascinating discussions. At the end of the tour, the driver will take you back to the hotel.