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Tea Trips Beijing - Private One-day Tour

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Address: No.60 Zhuzhong Hutong, Beijing 100007, China
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Ok, some home truths. This really isn’t much of a tour. It’s much, much...

Ok, some home truths. This really isn’t much of a tour. It’s much, much more than a tour. Tea expert, trained chef, industry insider and bon vivant Joel Shuchat as well as fellow tea entrepreneur and expert Celestina Swanson have been sourcing and exporting China’s finest tea for six caffeine-filled years. Join them on a pilgrimage to Maliandao Tea City, Beijing’s biggest and best tea wholesaling and tasting area. Witness and learn with Joel and Celestina as you taste, talk and cut deals with bigwig sellers from across China’s premier tea regions. It’s all in a day’s work for a tea trader – and an insider’s treat not to miss for any tea lover.

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Nice to visit but tourist rip off

Nice to see and learn about different types of tea For sure they will try to convince you that the tea makes them health and cure for a lots of problems but don't buy... it is... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 August 2016
Mo H
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Nice to see and learn about different types of tea For sure they will try to convince you that the tea makes them health and cure for a lots of problems but don't buy... it is just rip off place

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

Enjoy but save your money. This is an over priced rip off. They try to convince you that tea is what makes them "young" looking and will help you live longer. Very very expensive

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1 Thank jeffreyah
Chennai, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

Visiting Chinese Tea House spots can be an informative visit especially if you are interested in knowing about different types of tea. You are also offered various flavors of tea for tasting. But, their prices are specifically designed to rip off tourists who have little knowledge about the local cost of living. Most Tea houses will charge tourists 5-10 times... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2012

By your tea in a regular tea shop instead, these prices are not reasonable; tea quality was difficult to judge

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

I'd wholeheartedly recommend this tea tour to the Beijing tourist or the grizzled ex-pat - as it's difficult to know how else a foreigner could get so close to such high-end teas without being cheated royally. As an experienced tea drinker, I doubled my knowledge in a single day. But even if you're someone who doesn't yet know much about... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2011

Awesome tour, excellent food and tea! Would recommend it to anyone passing through the city to get away from the normal tourist sites. Great way to spend a morning and see the old Beijing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2010

My company organsied a tour as part of a team-building day and it couldn't have been better. I've never thought of myself as a real tea lover but some of the teas we tasted were real amazing, better than anything I've had. It helps to have an expert tell you what to look for in each cup, explain how to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2010

I was originally hoping for a short 2-3 hour session of tea, we all got more than we could ask for. Nearly 6 hours of food and tea was a lot more than I thought I could handle, but the whole time passed by beautifully. Fully recommended to anyone passing through Beijing. Also, the tour seemed to be made up... More 

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