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Guilin Tea Research Institute

Guilin, China
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LizaGroenewald wrote a review Aug 2019
Orkney, South Africa117 contributions22 helpful votes
What an interesting visit with a knowledgeable guide on the origins and cultivation of the 7 different types of tea leaves! We loved the real authentic Chinese tea ceremony.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Alex Ivanov wrote a review Jun 2019
Voronezh, Russia49 contributions15 helpful votes
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We visited this place on may, 2019. Wonderfull tea plantations, surrounded by famous guilin karst mountains. Tea ceremony, new knowledge about tea making process and just walking around - all this made a huge impression. Behind tea institue, you can see a square with statues, very quite place for having a rest. You can get institue by public bus from Guilin (number 10 or 24) and walk for about 30-40 minutes.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Johan S wrote a review Oct 2018
Wielsbeke, Belgium9 contributions1 helpful vote
1,5 hours is OK to visit the plantation including explanations about different types of tea, followed by explanations with demonstration of tea preparation per type and a tea ceremony with tasting . Possibility to buy in the shop. The tea is organic (biological growth without pesticides). It is rather expensive to buy but excellent in quality. The ceremony brings fun as well. Absolutely worth doing !
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Nen608707 wrote a review Sep 2018
Croatia1740 contributions163 helpful votes
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In many years of my traveling around Asia I've been trying to convert from coffee to tea. Sri Lanka, India, Nepal ... countries with the world's best teas. I always bought a few months supplies and brought them home hoping to stop being a coffee addict. In all "tea countries" (including Sao MIguel Island, Azores) I visited tea plantations in order to learn something more about growing, producing and preparing various teas. This visit was as instructive and as interesting as many ones before. Staff performance was excellent - helpful, discreet, not too pushy ... I rated this attraction "excellent" because in my opinion it is necessity to widen our views especially if coming from coffee drinking countries and (hopefully) convert to much healthier tea. I wish all the visitors who have the same point of view as I do to succeed in this noble intention (for the health sake!) and not to return to their homes with lots of tea packages that would eventually become lovely present for parents or friends. As it happened to me ... :-(
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Date of experience: April 2018
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dmlin wrote a review Aug 2018
Barrington, Illinois193 contributions90 helpful votes
We learned a lot about tea in a very short amount of time, including how to properly make tea as well as drink it. Of course, they have a gift shop at the end of the tour - the tea and the tea accessories where very expensive. We bought the tea that looks like a brick and you have to shave some off to make it - most expensive tea I have ever bought, better save my life or something.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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