Tea Plantation Tour at the 7-star Tea Plantation near Yangshuo

Tea has always been an important part of Chinese culture. The making of tea is called Chá Dào (功夫茶道) which literally means ‘tea brewed with great skill’ and the art of brewing and serving tea plays a major cultural role in China. It is a time to unwind and socialize with friends while enjoying the smell and taste of fine quality teas. Tea culture also reflects the history and traditional values of Chinese culture and the people here celebrate the old ways now with a tasty cup of tea. It is said that when you get up in the morning there are seven things to think about: oil, salt, wood, rice, soy sauce, vinegar and tea! One of the most knowledgeable tea producers and tea guides in the area is Annie who has lived in Yangshuo for over twenty years. Annie’s family got involved with the tea business after her brother saw that as people’s lives were improving the popularity of tea drinking was growing. Seeing an opportunity to invest, in 2000 her family started to plant tea trees on a mountain close to her village, Jiaobalin. Now the Seven Stars Tea Plantation covers 40 hectares of mountainside and produces over 40 tons of the finest quality organic green tea.

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In 2009 their tea, Cuiyu Green Tea, won the Guangxi Special prize at a tea tasting competition, rather like a wine tasting but better for you perhaps. The Cuiyu Green Tea, noted for its clear green colour and fragrant taste of chestnuts and fresh corn is exported across China to hotels and tea houses. At the tea plantation you will not only get a tour but also get to pick and dry the tea in the traditional way followed by a tea tasting and introduction to the Chinese tea ceremony. They also have a Tea House in Yangshuo where you can sample and buy locally and national produced tea.

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The tea plantation is located 12km North of Yangshuo along the highly scenic and hilly village road to Husband Mountain and ancient Stone Village with beautiful views across the Li River valley, rice fields, kumquat orchards and lot’s of fresh air. This beautiful and quiet route through rural villages where you can witness their traditional way of life is discussed on our Yangshuo cycling tours page.


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  1. Hello 🙂
    id like to book an English speaking tea tour ill be in yangshuo from 29sep to 3 oct . I personally prefer the 1st of oct . Thank you

    • Jono says:

      Hi Melissa,

      Thanks for the enquiry, the 1st October is a national holiday in China so it get’s extremely busy. We will be able to get prices for a driver and let you know availability for the tea plantation nearer the time.

      All the best,
      Jono

  2. Lidya says:

    Please inform how to visit the seven star tea plantation from our hotel? thanks for the assistance

    • Jono says:

      Hi there,

      We can arrange a taxi for you (best way) or you can take a local bus, the taxi is usually around 180Y for the return journey, but prices do change quite regularly for transport so if you want to book a taxi let me know and I’ll double check the price for you.

      Feel free to email me direct on info@yangshuo-insider.com to arrange dates and times for a taxi should you decide on that option.

      All the best
      Jono

      All the best
      Jono

  3. Jana says:

    Hi,
    Could you please book me Tea plantation trip for 2 people with english-speaking guide? Should be on 25.6. or 26.6. , preferably morning (let’s say around 10:00AM) with lunch. We are staying in Hidden Dragon Villa (Ji Wo Du village).

    Thanks

    Jana

    • Jono says:

      Hi Jana,

      Sure, we can still book this for you, we will contact you directly for more details and you could always call us as well. This will save time since your enquiry is for a tour already starting tomorrow.

      All the best
      Jono

  4. Kyra says:

    Hi,

    Can you help me with reserving / booking for Friday? I can’t organise my own travel there & back.

    Let me know if you need anything.

    Thanks,
    Kyra

    • Jono says:

      Hi Kyra,

      Just let me know what time you would like to go on Friday and we’ll arrange for you to be picked up and also make sure there is an English speaking guide at the tea plantation to show you around, best to email me directly at info@yangshuo-insider.com.

      Looking forward to hearing from you soon

      All the best
      Jono

  5. Jeanneth says:

    Hi

    I would like to do the plantation tour. I would like to make a booking. I will be in Tian Ranju Inn on the 19/20/21. One of those days will do.

    Can you comeback to me as soon as possible.

    Kind Regards,

    Jeanneth Lizcano

    • Jono says:

      Hi Jeanneth,

      No problem, we can arrange for a driver to pick you up from your hotel take you to your tour and bring you back on 18th, 19th or 20th May. Email me directly with your preferred day, and the name of your hotel for pick up. Also The preferred time of day you would like to do the tour.

      If you could email me on info@yangshuo-insider.com with the above information I’ll arrange everything for you.

      Kind regards
      Jono

  6. I am considering this tour on Friday, May 2nd. I would like to know how early the tours can start, as I have to leave for Guilin that afternoon.

    Thank you!

  7. I am interested in booking this tour on the morning of Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of next week. I am staying at the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat. Would this be possible?

    Thank you

    Tracey Turner

    • Jono says:

      Hi Tracey,

      Thanks for your enquiry. We can book this for you any day you like, just let me know which you would prefer. I will also arrange for a taxi to collect you from your hotel and take you to the plantation and bring you back after your tour. In total about three hours including travel.

      Each ticket for the tour is 60Y and the return taxi is 180Y. The taxi can pick you up anytime between 8:30am and 9:30am whatever suits you best. The licensed driver can also accept payment for your tickets for the tour.

      So just let me know your preferred day and pick up time and we’ll make the necessary arrangements for you.

      Kind regards
      Jono

      • Hi Juno

        Can I book the tour for 9.30 start on Tuesday?

        • Jono says:

          Tracey, this is booked. Your driver will be at your hotel at 9:30am on Tuesday 22nd April.

          I’m sure you’ll have a great day,

          Jono

        • Jono says:

          Hi Tracey, Just spoke to the driver again, had a bit of a mix up I’m afraid, he originally quoted the price for a centrally based hotel, something downtown. When I told him again that you were at the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat he told me the correct price which is 40Y more expensive, sorry about that, It is still booked for you, just wanted to make sure you don’t get an unwanted surprise tomorrow.

          Enjoy,
          Jono

  8. annie says:

    I went to the seven tea plantation Yangshuo in october 2013 and I realy like the place. I come from canada and I try to get in touch with somebody to be able to buy some tea. The guide we got was Tanny. I try to sent her a e-mail with no succes.
    Can someone help me to find her or somebody to talk too please.
    Thank you very much!

    • Yangshuo Insider says:

      Hi Annie,
      Thank you for posting your comment, your question will be informative for other travelers wishing to buy some great local tea! We have contacted the tea plantation here in Yangshuo but unfortunately they do not have English speaking staff at the moment and hire guides from outside for their tea tours who are lead by local staff. So Tanny is not there for the moment and they could not help us to get in touch with her but we can mediate to get you their tea sent to Canada if you like. The green tea they grow is 90yuan/100g, the black tea is priced at 130yuan/100g. All the tea will have been harvested this year, 2014. If you would like us to get you some tea just let us know the type and quantity, and your address of course in an email at info@yangshuo-insider.com upon we will offer a quote.
      Hope this helps,
      Yangshuo – Insider

  9. Yangshuo insider says:

    Hi Erin,

    The starway hotel… I would not have thought there would be a hotel in Yangshuo we have not yet heard about. Sure we can help you to book a tea plantation tour, a driver can come to pick you up at your hotel when it suits you best and take you to the tea plantation for a tour (1hr) and/or lunch. The drive to the tea plantation would take about half an hour, just tell us your preferred time to be picked up at your hotel and we will arrange a knowledgeable guide for you to take you around. After the tour and lunch, the driver will take you back to Yangshuo. Price for the private transfers and tea tour would be 140Y per person (2p). You can decide upon lunch when you are there.
    Alternatively, you could also get there yourselves per scooter and after passing by the tea plantation continue the road amid some of the most amazing scenery of the area. You will meet several view points overlooking the river and mountain scenery and pass by the ancient Stone Village on the way to Putao. The road is quite hilly and winding, if you are not seasoned cyclists a scooter is recommended. You could easily do this tour on your own, does not really require a guide.
    Hope the above suits you well and feel free to let us know if we can help you further.
    Cheers,
    Yangshuo Insider

  10. Erin Jomartz says:

    Hello,

    My friend and I would like to book this tea tour, with pick up from the hotel, in the morning of either Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday next week.

    Is this possible?

    With thanks,

    Erin.