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Postby devites » Apr 5th, '08, 01:07

My dad and I would like to go visit tea fields in China. When is the best time to go? What fields should i go to? Where?

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Postby Chip » Apr 5th, '08, 03:17

devites wrote:My dad and I would like to go visit tea fields in China. When is the best time to go? What fields should i go to? Where?


Whoa, the timing of this is amazing!!! This is the subject of TeaDay today.

I know a few people in China in the Tea industry, I would trust a local vs trying anything on my own. There are companies specializing in themed journeys. That can be more costly but might be more all inclusive.

There are many tea regions in China...so much to choose from. I would certainly try to include a visit to a plantation/farm producing a few of my fav teas.

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Postby devites » Apr 5th, '08, 14:12

It's going to be a rushed trip. So far here is our plan:
Seattle to Osaka (night in Osaka)
Osaka (night in Osaka)
Day trip to Uji (night in Osaka)
Day trip to Kobe (night in Osaka)
Osaka to Shanghai (early flight, night in Shanghai)
Shanghai to Hangzhou (night in Hangzhou)
Hangzhou to Wuyishan (night in Wuyishan)
Wuyi Mountains (night in Wuyishan)
Wuyishan to Hong Kong (night in Hong Kong)
Hong Kong (night in Hong Kong)
Hong Kong to Seattle (home)

This way I get to have Matcha in Uji, Kobe beef, see a bit of Shanghai, Dragonwell in Hangzhou, Oolong in the Wuyi mountains, and check out Hong Kong. I would really like a tour of tea fields in any of these places because thats why we want to go. All of this because I made my dad a really good cup of Oolong.

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Postby forkyfork » Apr 7th, '08, 09:00

I am probably going to Osaka sometime in Sept/Oct. What's the best tea related stuff to do around there?

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Postby Chip » Apr 7th, '08, 15:08

devites wrote:Oolong in the Wuyi mountains, and check out Hong Kong. I would really like a tour of tea fields in any of these places because thats why we want to go. All of this because I made my dad a really good cup of Oolong.


WOW, sounds fantastic. Let me make your dad a cup of...sencha or something... :idea: :wink:

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Postby Victoria » Apr 7th, '08, 16:05

Wow, just look how inspiring a nice OOLONG can be!

Sounds like an unforgettable trip.
Take lots of pics and post the links please!

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Postby Pentox » Apr 7th, '08, 16:21

Victoria wrote:Wow, just look how inspiring a nice OOLONG can be!


Oh man, how did I know that was coming.... :wink:

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