How to Plan Tea Culture Tour in Yunnan

Yunnan tea culture tour will show you the most popular tea mountains and plantations in Yunnan. Yunnan is the hometown of Pu’er Tea and Dianhong Black Tea. Travel along the ancient Tea Horse Road, and explore these tea plantations and local tea factories in Dali, Lincang, Puer and XishuangBanna. Chinese tea acts as beverage, pastime, culture icon, and undoubtedly a way of enjoyment for thousands of years. They are spread to the other parts of the world through trading routes of Silk Road and Ancient Tea & Horse Road. Experience Chinese tea culture by exploring mist-covered tea mountains and plantations, in the meantime pay a visit to magnificent palaces and historical landmarks. Yunnan tea culture tours help you to do a deep understanding of Chinese tea and have the chance to taste various famous tea in Yunnan.

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A Yunnan tea culture tour usually involves Pu’er, Xishuangbanna, Lincang and Dali. We have short tea culture tour, which tourists usually only need to spend 1-2 days. During the short tour, tourists normally have no time to visit other highlights of a place, but mainly tea factory, tea museum and tea plantation. For a longer tea culture tour, you will have more leisure time and get to more places. For example, besides Dali, Pu’er, Fengqing and Jinghong, Kunming and Lijiang may be included in the itinerary. In this way, you can visit the famous attractions of Kunming, Dali and Lijiang while experiencing the tea culture.

Main Tea Mountains and Plantations in Yunnan

Places Tea Mountains/Tea Plantations/Tea Factory
Xishuangbanna Gedeng Tea Mountain(革登茶山), Yibang Tea Mountain(倚邦茶山), Mangzhi Tea Mountain(莽枝茶山), Manzhuan Tea Mountain(蛮砖茶山), Yiwu Tea Mountain(易武茶山), Youle Tea Mountain(攸乐茶山), Nannuo Tea Mountain(南糯茶山), Nanqiao Tea Mountain(南峤茶山), Mengsong Tea Mountain(勐宋茶山), Bulang Tea Mountain(布朗茶山), Bada Tea Mountain(巴达茶山), Xinbanzhang Tea Plantation(勐海新班章茶区), Hekai Tea Mountain(勐海贺开茶山), Luoshuidong Tea Plantation(勐海县落水洞茶山), Bohetang Tea Plantation(勐腊薄荷塘茶山), Banpen Tea Plantation(勐海班盆茶山), Dingjiazhai Tea Plantation(易武丁家寨茶区).
Dali Taoxigu Valley Tea Plantation(大理苍山桃溪谷茶园), Nanjian Tulin Tea Factory(南涧土林茶厂), Tuocha Tea Factory(沱茶茶厂).
Pu’er Jingmai Tea Mountain(景迈茶山), Kunlu Tea Mountain(困鹿茶山), The Ancient Tea Plantations of Wuliang Mountain(景东无量山古茶园), Qianjiazhai Ancient Tea Plantations(镇沅千家寨古茶园), Niuluohe Tea Plantation(江城牛洛河茶园), Wenshanding Tea Plantation(景谷县文山顶茶区), Bangwei Tea Plantation(澜沧邦崴古茶树群), Jingdong Tea Factory(景东茶厂).
Lincang Dahusai Tea Plantation( 勐库西半山之大户赛古茶园), Xueshan Town Tea Plantation(凤庆县雪山镇茶区), Xiangzhuqing Ancient Tea Tree(凤庆香竹箐锦绣古茶树 ), The Ancient Tea Plantations in Mengku Snow Mountain(勐库大雪山古茶树群), Mengku Tea Mountain(双江勐库茶山), Dongbanshan Tea Mountain(东半山), Xibanshan Tea Mountain(西半山), Mangfei Tea Mountain(永德忙肺古茶树), Dongguo Tea Mountain(懂过古茶山), Bangdong Tea Plantations(临沧邦东茶山), Xigui Puer Tea Plantation(昔归普洱茶种植园), Banuo Tea Mountain(坝糯茶山), Mangbai Tea Plantation(芒摆茶山), Bingdao Puer Tea Plantation(冰岛古茶山).

Tea Culture Tour in Yunnan

Kunming Tea Culture Tour

What you have to taste when travelling in Yunnan is tea, especially Pu’er Tea and Dianhong Black Tea. If you prefer, you can start a special tea culture tour in Yunnan. When it comes to Tea culture tour, several places including Pu’er, Xishuangbanna, Lincang and Dali are frequently involved. Dianhong Black Tea and Pu’er Tea are two famous tea in Yunnan Province and China. For this tour, you can step into some famous tea plantations, tea factories and learn more about the history, development and tea-making process of Dianhong Black tea and Pu’er tea. At the same time, you will also visit must-see attractions in Kunming, Dali or Lijiang.

7 Days Kunming, Dali and Lijiang Tour with Dianhong Black Tea Culture Tour
7 Days Lincang Fengqing Dianhong Black Tea and Pu’er Organic Tea Tour
11 Days Yunnan Ancient Tea-Horse Road Tour with Puer and XishuangBanna Tea Culture Exploration
10 Days Best Yunnan Classic Tour with Dianhong Black Tea Culture Tour
11 Days Southwest Yunnan Dianhong Black Tea and Puer Tea Culture Tour

Dali Tea Culture Tour

A tea culture tour involves Pu’er, Fengqing and Jinghong, except for Dali. We have short tea culture tour, which tourists usually only need to spend 1-2 days. During the short tour, tourists normally have no time to visit other highlights of a place, but mainly tea factory, tea museum and tea plantation. For a longer tea culture tour(at least 7 days), besides Dali, Pu’er, Fengqing and Jinghong, Kunming and Lijiang could be included in the itinerary. In this way, you can visit the famous attractions of Kunming, Dali and Lijiang while experiencing the tea culture.

1 Day Dali Tea Culture Tour with Xiaguan Tuocha Tea Museum and Taoxigu Valley Tea Plantation
2 Days Fengqing Dianhong Black Tea Culture Tour from Dali
2 Days Yunnan Tea Culture Tour to East Slope of Wuliangshan Mountain in Jingdong County
7 Days Kunming, Dali and Lijiang Tour with Dianhong Black Tea Culture Tour
7 Days Lincang Fengqing Dianhong Black Tea and Puer Organic Tea Tour
11 Days Yunnan Ancient Tea-Horse Road Tour with Puer and XishuangBanna Tea Culture Exploration

Xishuangbanna Tea Culture Tour

1. Xishuangbanna Tea Culture Tour

Nannuo Tea Mountain, Village of Aini People, Yiwu Tea Planting Area, Jinuo Mountain, Village of Jinuo People and other places are basically involved in the Xishuangbanna Tea culture Tour. Through visiting these places, you will know more about the Pu’er Tea, one of the famous tea in China, and experience the daily life of ethnic people as well as their tea culture better.

3 Days XishuangBanna Tea Culture Tour to Yiwu and Nannuo Tea Mountains

2. Pu’er-Xishuangbanna Tea Culture Tour

When it comes to Pu’er tea, there must be Pu’er and Xishuangbanna. Xishuangbanna is the home of China’s famous Pu’er tea, while Pu’er is well-known for its Pu’er Tea and has a long history of tea. We have pu’er-Xishuangbanna tea culture tour for at least 4 days. During this Tea Culture tour, except for the famous tea mountains in Xishuangbanna, Pu’er Tea Exhibition Garden and Jingmai Tea Mountain(one of the six great tea mountains in China) are really worth a visit.

4 Days Puer Tea Culture Tour with Jingmai Tea Mountains and Traditional Ethnic Villages
6 Days Puer and Xishuangbanna Tea Culture Tour
6 Days Puer and XishuangBanna Coffee, Tea and Minority Culture Tour
6 Days XishuangBanna and Puer Ethnic Culture Tour with Tea Culture and Ethnic Villages Discovery
7 Days XishuangBanna and Puer Tea Culture Tour
11 Days XishuangBanna and Puer Ancient Tea Culture Tour with Yiwu Mountain Tea Plantation
12 Days XishuangBanna and Puer Tea Culture Tour with Qianjiazhai Ancient Tea

Other Recommended Tea Culture Tours

1. Classic Tour with Tea Culture Tour

This tour is designed for tourists who want to take the Yunnan classic route of Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-la, and meantime experience the tea culture in Yunnan.

Things to Do During the Tour

10 Days Best Yunnan Classic Tour with Dianhong Black Tea Culture Tour

2. Yunnan Ancient Tea Culture Tour

As mentioned above, Pu’er, Xishuangbanna, Licang and Dali are mainly involved in our Yunnan tea culture. This 15 days tea culture tour will bring you to all these places. During the tour, you will:

  • Visit the Pu’er tea factory at China Puer Tea Exhibition Garden and experience how local people cook the Pu’er tea cakes.
  • Go to Menglun Tropical Botanical Garden in Mengla County and stay at Menglun Botanical Garden Hotel.
  • Get the chance to drink tea at He Tian Neng’s old tea workshop and make our own pu’er tea cakes at a small Cha Ma Shi factory in Youle.
  • Visit Tea Mountains like Nannuo Tea Mountain, Mengsong Tea Mountain and Jingmai Ancient Tea Mountains.
  • Take a light trek to a small village called Bingdao in Shuangjiang County.
  • Tour the famous Dianhong Black Tea factory.
  • Do some light trekking to see the ancient tea trees growing in Wuliang Mountain.
  • Visit Three Pagodas, Erhai Lake, Dali Ancient Town in Dali City.
  • More details, please check the following tour package or contact us YunnanExploration by Email: contact@YunnanExploration.com or Telephone: +86-871-63511469. Our attentive consultants will arrange the tour packages you choose or customize a tour according to your need.

15 Days Southwest Yunnan Ancient Tea Culture Tour

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