Meet your expert guide Janny Chyn at the entrance of one of the oldest local Chinese parks to begin your authentic experience. She is a Chinese Tea Expert and an award-winning tour guide recommended by LA Times.
Every day, performers, artists, and martial arts performers descend on the park. Each area bustles with different types of activities such as Tai Chi, ballroom dancing, calisthenics, and music performances.
After your walk in the park, you will go to a 4-level wholesale tea market which targets area re-sellers, so the prices are very good. Here, you will have a brief discussion of tea’s history and health benefits. Learn how experts judge good quality tea by examining its leaves, and then compare and contrast by sight, smell, and taste.
Sampling is the best way to learn about the tea, so sit, ask questions and sip away great tea.
Janny Chyn is the founder of Shanghai Pathways, a platform that engages people to learn and understand the city through unique cultural activities “off the beaten tracks.” She is also a writer for The Courier magazine and has been a guest speaker for schools and organizations.
Apart from running Shanghai Pathways, Janny provides training and consultation service for corporate clients such as P&G, Ipsos, and Google. Her current work has been featured in media outlets including Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, CNNgo, The Sacramento Bee, Zester Daily, Nomadic Notes, Business Mirror, Shanghai Morning Post, Daily Secret.