There’s no better place to experience the entire tea-making process than at the origin of tea itself – China! On your private tour of Mt Mengding (Mengdingshan) from Chengdu, a local farmer will teach you the whole process of making tea, from harvesting to brewing. Your own private guide will not only bring you to the plantation but also act as a translator between you and the farmer. Enjoy lunch at a local Chinese restaurant and bring home tea you make yourself!
Private hotel pickup from Chengdu will take you on a two-hour ride to Mengdingshan. Along the way, your guide will brief you on the tour and share fascinating facts and information about the sites you will visit. Before making your way to the tea plantation, delight in a delectable lunch of local Chinese delicacies at a nearby popular restaurant.The tea plantation at Mengdingshan is one of the earliest places to have cultivated this popular drink, dating all the way back to the Western Han period. After lunch, your guide will lead you to the plantation to meet a plantation farmer, who will walk with you to the beautiful tea terrace fields. Along the way, your guide will share various interesting facts, such as the several types of tea bushes that make different kinds of tea and how tea trees are planted and nourished. The farmer will then teach you the delicate ways of picking tea leaves.Once you’ve gathered enough leaves, follow the farmer and your guide back to the factory to see and learn how to make different kinds of tea. Additionally, the farmer will show you how to make your own tea using the plantation’s facilities. The final product is yours to take home and enjoy!