Tea Tours

Visiting China’s Tea Gardens

This page contains general information about our past tours. Unfortunately, we had to cancel the 2020 Tea Tour. We do not have any tours scheduled for the future at this time. If you have any questions, please contact us.

The tea tour visits the Guzhu valley

What to Expect

Tour-goers experience China through the eyes of real tea makers, with the Seven Cups sourcing team as your personal guide. This means spending most of your time in the Chinese countryside visiting tea gardens, with excursions to cultural attractions in towns and cities. Over the years we have developed deep friendships within China, allowing us a level of access not customary of typical Chinese tours. Check out our blog posts to see videos and pictures from previous tours.

Kim & I got back from China this morning from what can only be described as the most memorable experience ever. Zhuping made the trip very special with her wonderful personality, her knowledge of tea, the country side and all her tea friends. No one could have done it better and I am sure she must be exhausted.” — Alexis and Kim Kaae, Simply Tea

“The Spring Tea Tour with Zhuping of Seven Cups was one of the most significant events of my life. After the second day and visiting the mother bush for Anji Bai Cha we exclaimed we could stop right there and feel our expectations were far exceeded. We would have short changed ourselves. Every day exceeded the marvels, mystery and magic of the previous day! It is said that Zhuping is a force of nature, and that she is, but she is also much more. Zhuping is a tireless, extremely generous and patient Chinese cultural resource of fascinating insights, including the art, history, healing traditions and spiritual practices of the people of her native country…We also laughed a lot every day, all day long. We ate fantastic food every meal, were hosted and toasted by tea dignitaries at almost every meal and offered return toasts.” — Andy Laub, Farmers Market Tea Company

“I found true culture woven with unbelievable hospitality on my journeys with Seven Cups. The cuisine was extraordinary, but the real flavor was the Chinese countryside. I’ll be back for more with Seven Cups. — Dan Taylor, L.Ac., Tucson Acupuncture

“I can’t even begin to describe how cool my voyage to China was with Seven Cups. Just incredible. From hiking through a bamboo forest, eating some of China’s finest cuisine, personally meeting tea masters and farmers. It was a chance of a lifetime and I would do it again in a heart beat!” — Jodie Lewers, J Lewers Design

“Aside from getting to drink some fabulous tea, and learn about how the finest teas are made with our wise and generous hosts, what blew me away the most was the amazing landscapes in which the tea is grown — beautiful, often remote mountains and valleys straight out of a Chinese painting, but far away from the track beaten by even the smartest tourists.” — Marcus Boon, York University

2014 Tea Tour

Tea Tour 2014