My 9-5 job here is in Chins is in tourism and I have been trying to set up tea tours and it's darn near impossible. The mindset here is about selling products, not about just learning and enjoying tea for itself. Every Longjing tour includes "tea plantations", but they're all just tourist traps. Believe me, I've been to them all. They have a few trees which surround a bunch of buildings where they just try to sell stuff. I've also found, that the tea they try to sell you is totally different than the tea they let you sample, so you don't the tea you drank, but inferior quality teas. Most of the Longjing they are selling comes from Guangxi Province and not even from Fujian. With the mindset here, it is very hard to design an interesting tea tour which is just about tea and not about selling tea. I have been in contact with a tea research center located here in Guilin about maybe taking some tours, but I'd have to teach the tour guides about tea. The place is astoundingly beautiful, and some of their teas are breathtakingly good, but their best teas are Maojian Green Tea, and not as famous as other types. I think one of the problems with tea plantations too, is that they are like factories, and not particularly beautiful. The beautiful tea plantations are tourist traps. Actually, I talked about the tea plantation, here in Guilin, in my blogs.