NEW: from July 31st, 2023
Extensive Tea Tour
Beijing - Yixing - Wuyishan - Fuzhou - Southwest Yunnan
We selected the places, the people and the leaves we love the most, for an unforgettable experience immersed in your passion.
We start from a Beijing temple and we sip our way tea after tea through Chinese tea culture until our origins in Yunnan.
In this travel you will find everything that makes up Eastern Leaves: our Yunnan, an in-depth of Chinese culture, the peak of Wuyishan, our favorite artists of Yixing and Dai minorities, and all the people that makes our tea-journey meaningful.
Dec 27th - Jan. 7th, Southwest
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2024 tours, save the date:
- late spring
- August-September 2024
contact us to pre-register
From farmers and tea scholars
In our travels we bring all that we are: our years of technical experience as tea growers and scholars in Yunnan, our long-term relationships with like-minded growers in other Chinese provinces and ceramic artists, and all the our passion.
We organize our travels with the same care that we use for our teas and our courses: we consider our activities as a whole, a multidimensional exploration of the leaves we love that needs careful and passionate support to reveal all its beauty.
We organize our itineraries with our own resources, without relying on any travel agency: we visit the places that shaped our tea journey and that still make us wonder, sitting at the tea table with the tea professionals we esteem the most.
Our travel is designed by us, and it is independent by any travel agency: we bring you with us on Eastern Leaves routes, guided by a farmer and tea scholar, through places, tastes and people that are most menaningful for us.
In Summer 2023 we have two departure dates:
- July 31st- August 17th, 18 days: fully booked, waiting list available
- August 23rd-September 9th, 18 days: open
Our travel package includes accommodation in selected, cosy hotels, all the internal transportation, and meals. It doesn't include the A/R flight from/to your country of origin, visas (but we support your application), and insurance.
We apply special rates for our Eastern Academy alumni: contact us to choose a date and customise together your travel at the origin of tea!
Further travel options
Our plantations and Yunnan trips
We are available all year long for extensive, customised trips in southwest Yunnan, where we live. Our travels starts from the tea forest we own and cover all the most important tea mountains of Xishuangbanna, Simao/Pu'er and Lincang. We combine tea tasting, farming, tea market, Yunnan pottery and culture.
On site courses
We propose all the ranges of our courses on-site, both in our Xishaungbanna tea-room and workshop and in our tea-forest.
Being physically surrounded by the small of soil and trees, being able to taste the fresh leaves, to touch them, and to live with the people involved in their production will make your study more intense and unforgettable.
We welcome long-term visitors either for study, professional enhancements, or co-operations. Xishuangbanna is an ideal base to live and breath tea culture at every hour of the day; every road brings you to a tea mountain, and every conversation will leave you with new ideas and inspirations.
Tailor your trip, visit us in downtown Xishuangbanna for the time of a tea or to stay for few months: let us know about your plan and what you like the most, we are pleased to customize your time here according to your preferences.