Join this tea-tasting safari with Hias Gourmet and learn first-hand about Beijing's center of tea trade, Maliandao Tea Street. From tips on leaf selection to sampling the most popular herbal teas, this tour will send you on your way to connoisseurism.
What to Expect
This unique tour takes place in Beijing's Maliandao, one of the most amazing experiences within Asia for sampling, buying, and educating yourself about tea. Known as one of China's greatest marketplaces for purchasing the freshest tea leaves, it is said that over 3,000 varieties of tea are sold here. Shops dedicated to the perfect brew stretch for nearly 2 kilometers, from northern Guanganmen Street to Honglian Road in the south.
You will get the opportunity to smell, touch, and taste countless varieties of tea, from popular tisanes (herbal tea) to timeless black teas. Watch a demonstration of the perfect way to brew a pot of tea, learn how to select the very best of tea leaves, and—best of all—walk away with not only a new-found knowledge of this drink, but some premium loose teas for nearly 50% cheaper than what you would find in the city!
- Demonstration of authentic Chinese tea-brewing techniques
- Fully-guided, professional tour of public tea market district
- Gourmet tastings of the best regional teas
What's Not Included
- Alcoholic beverages not included in the tea tour
Please meet at Wanzi subway station, exit D, Line 7 on the corner of Maliandao Rd and Guang'anmen Outer Rd at 10:00.
Know Before You Go
Please provide dietary intolerance, sensitivities, and allergies when booking tour