Tea for China is as Coffee & Wine for western culture. Get a comprehensive understanding of this most representing culture in China by visiting a tea plantation on the mountains! Traveling away from the ordinary we find out lifestyles of 50s in a lost town – which you can’t really find it on a map.
The Buddha is located to the east of Leshan City, Sichuan Province, at the confluence of three rivers, namely, Min River, Qingyi River, and Dadu River. It is carved into the cliffs of Mt. Lingyun. A local saying describes the Buddha like this: “The Mountain unveils a Buddha, while the Buddha fades into the mountain.” We would take the boat trip to have an unforgettable panoramic view of Buddha.
Take a walk around the old town where traditional lifestyles still survived from the modernization. Along the way, we visit traditional workshops such as blacksmith’s shop, bamboo workshop, barber shop etc. Enjoy tea and chat and share stories with lovely local people in an old teahouse and later drop in one of the hundred-year-old courtyard houses where it’s owner are so proud of and love to share stories of the house.
Then we go up to the mountain. The tea farmer will take us to the tea field, where we will learn a lot about tea from how to pick-up the best tea sprouts or tea buds, to weather conditions and different regions for Tea. Have a try of picking tea from the tea trees! Afterward visiting the tea business family to reveal the process of making all kinds of tea, let’s sit down in front of the farmhouse and enjoy tea – more stories sharing and learning of tea, as in of wine there are Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir in tea as well! We still have a great chance to try local specialty as wood-fire cooked lunch in the countryside.
Pick-up time: 7:30 am
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