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Guilin Tea Research Institute
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“buy tea”(4 reviews)
“organic tea”(3 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
No.17 Jinji Road, Qixing District, Guilin 541004, China
+86 773 560 8958
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All reviews tea ceremony buy tea organic tea gift shop make tea tea making process tea growing teas harvesting plantation attributes clay showroom demonstration plants field
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

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...More

Thank Johan S
Reviewed 12 September 2018

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...More

Thank Nen608707
Reviewed 19 August 2018

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...More

Thank dmlin
Reviewed 14 June 2018

We almost missed this stop due to a flight delay, but I'm so glad they worked it in the next day. It was amazing how much we learned about the kinds of tea and how it is produced (don't buy tea bags anymore!!). We also...More

Thank StanleyandMarie
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed picking leaves and learning all about the tea manufacturing process. But, the tea ceremony and sampling was our favorite part, and we don't drink a lot of tea. The showroom was full of lovely things and they were not oppressive at all about...More

Thank darwinmoore
Reviewed 17 April 2018

I learned so much about tea growing, harvesting and processing - which was really new to me. Very knowledgeable staff and readily answered all of our questions. Watching each step of the process and then getting to drink tea was lovely. It reminded me of...More

Thank Nancy J
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is a must-do when visiting China. The institute is staffed by knowledgeable and enthusiastic people and the entire visit is professional but full of humour! The shop is also well stocked and rare types of tea can be bought.

Thank Violetvz
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

First we had a small demonstration in the sole organic tea fields of Guilin. Our guide showed us which parts of the plant is used to make white tea, green tea , oolong tea, black tea, yellow tea and the local compressed tea, then we...More

Thank dag415
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This tea plantation is not large in apparent acreage, but does have a variety of teas. The growing/hand harvesting process is interesting and the mandatory gift shop had good product at reasonable prices.

Thank James S
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This was a recommended visit from our China Culture Tours guide, Linda, because it was pouring rain. It is an interesting experience to see the various tea bushes and to learn that any bush can produce one of the 6 types of tea. The formal...More

Thank aging2016
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Response from Violetvz | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I went in a group - but they have a shop and are so helpful that I think just email them ....Email: their address is guilintea and it is at Hotmail . com