SuZhou BiLuoChun tea
Location: Suzhou, JiangSu province
Spend the day with one of our certified tea culture experts as we escort you to LuXiang ancient fishing village at the base of DongShan mountain. DongShan is dotted with tea bushes and fruit trees that are reputed to give this rare and expensive tea BiLuoChun tea it’s unique flavor. This tea is has a gentle flavor and strong aroma with a deep green color, and the curled dried tea leaves are shaped like a spiral. It’s special production method results in its white feathery appearance.
LuXiang village, at the southern shore of one of China’s largest freshwater lakes, is not only a thriving fishing community, but its Biluochun tea bushes are considered to be China’s best. As we wander the historic village, we’ll interview local fishermen, sample and discover the health benefits of rice and fruit wines, visit an eclectic collection of antiques, and taste freshly prepared local specialties at the residence of Mrs. Zhu. Then we’ll hike DongShan mountain to take in the sweeping views and learn about harvesting these exclusive tea leaves. At the base of the mountain is an invitation to the unique stone and brick cottage of retired physics professor and his wife Lin Lin. Tour his 600 year old home while enjoying a private lesson about tea production and this tea’s unique qualities. Finally, contemplate life while sipping tea on their veranda, custom built to enjoy the mountain views.
Harvest season: Approximately March 25th – May 10th. During this season you’ll witness the elaborate picking and production of Biluochun tea. In other periods, you will observe the production process.
8:30 am Meet at and depart from the lobby of your Shanghai City Center Hotel
7:00 pm Arrive back at your Hotel
Includes private car and driver, certified tea and Chinese culture tour specialist, tickets, lunch, and all activities
2 guests, US$350.00 per person
Each additional guest, add US$75.00
Children 12 and under, add US$50.00
Traveling solo? Please inquire for pricing on budget-friendly options.
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