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Tea Trips Beijing - Private One-day Tour
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Nice if this is your thing

This was nice to see how tea is made. It was very expensive. A lot of time was spent there on the... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2017
Kerri D
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Amazing intro to tea and regional cuisine

We spent an entire day wandering the streets and subways of Beijing with a great guide, Becky. She... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2018
Sandi L
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Reviewed July 10, 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 the local retail price. Your travel guide (if traveling under arranged/packaged tour) gets a sizable cut from your purchases and all tea houses have an arrangement with tour guides.

To avoid disappointment I want to help tourists visiting Chinese Tea Houses with the price range. The best quality Jasmine tea from a premium producer in China will cost around 15-20 Yuan for 100-150 grams packs. Other Jasmine tea (non-premium quality) will cost less.

Other flavors of tea will be slightly more or sometimes less expensive depending upon quality and brand. The inflation in price in comparison to Jasmine tea is not too much (example: Best quality Authentic Ginseng Oolong Tea will cost around 30 Yuan 'Tops' for a 150 gram pack and like wise for other teas like litchi tea etc).

4  Thank 01viki23
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

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

1  Thank Niklas S
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Reviewed February 12, 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 tea, this tour will set you on a lifetime's journey, and tell you much about China in the bargain. Those shy of caffeine would do well to pace themselves and abstain from endless refills. But a hearty, unique lunch should stop your head spinning - until the afternoon at least. Thoroughly good value, good humoured and (probably) good for you.

4  Thank Matthew K
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Reviewed February 11, 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.

2  Thank dlaw26
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Reviewed December 8, 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 taste and why one tea is different from the next. My only complaint was that the tea area is a bit out of town, so it took me some time to reach. But apart form that, one of the best days out in Beijing. Oh, and the lunch really is out of this world. OMG delish!

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