JOURNEYS: The Nannuoshan Tea Tour 2019
April 2019 in China, registration open
Nannuoshan is excited to offer a new opportunity for the epicurean and adventurous. Those of you who follow our Tea Journey Blog will have undoubtedly read the travelogues of Gabriele's tea adventures in China with envy and perhaps even salivation. Well salivate no longer! Next year, Gabriele will take you along the tea journey! We will lead an expedition through China, to present Chinese tea and culture at its source.
Mountains and tea plantations of Qimen.
DETAILS OF THE TEA JOURNEY
Where: Shanghai and tea regions in Southern China
When: End of April 2019
How long: 10 days
Cost: 2500-3000 €, flight included
The travel package includes:
- Flight from a European city (e.g. Frankfurt, Amsterdam) to Shanghai (optional, participants can also book the flight independently)
- Transportation between cities in China (Flight, Train, Bus)
- Accommodation in China (9 nights)
- Full-time interpreter (Chinese to English) and tea guide (in English and German)
- Daily tea experiences (e.g. tastings in traditional tea house, visits to tea gardens and factories)
- Visits to areas and monuments of historical and cultural interest (including UNESCO World Heritage sites)
- Meals and transportation within cities (public transportation, taxi)*
- Health care insurance/medical costs
- Visa (invitation letter can be provided for 20 €)
*But most meals and urban transportation will be organized.
The journey is limited to 12 participants (organizers excluded) and will be confirmed upon the pre-booking of at least 6 people.
Registration opens now, and closes at the end of October or as soon as 12 participants have booked.
For further details, questions, or to register: fill in the form at the end of the page or contact us through our contact page.
The precise route will be available some months before the journey but is subject to last-minute changes and may be adjusted to harvest time.
DAY 1: Flight to Shanghai.
Arrival at noon, setting down in hotel, visit The Bund; dinner in restaurant (where locals eat, not tourists)
DAY 2: A day in a tea shopping mall.
Visit to a renowned three-storey tea shopping mall in Shanghai. Organized tea tastings in Nannuoshan’s favourite shops; free time for shopping. Homemade lunch in the mall, prepared by a local family.
DAY 3: Travel to first tea cultivation area.
High-speed train to Suzhou. Visit to the ancient old city and gardens. Transportation to the tea gardens (subway, bus).
DAY 4: Green tea experience
Visit to tea garden. Learning and practicing tea leaf plucking.
Visit to a local farmer or tea factory; observation of green tea production (in this case, it would be Biluochun). Lunch at the farm.
DAY 5: Travel to second tea cultivation area.
Bus, subway, and high-speed train to Wuyishan. In the evening: tasting of top-end Wuyi Rock teas in the private tea house of a tea master.
DAY 6: Hike in the Wuyishan UNESCO world heritage site amid tea gardens and giant dark cliffs.
DAY 7: Visit to a Wuyi Rock tea factory and observation of tea production. Tea tasting. Visit to a roasting room, where tea leaves are blackened over hot charcoal ashes.
DAY 8: Return to Shanghai.
In the evening: visit to an exclusive ancient (or modern!) tea house.
DAY 9: free day in the city.
DAY 10: Flight back to Europe.