Tea Travel Tips

Tea Travel Tips and Advice in Yunnan provide some practical Yunnan tea travel tips such as Famous Tea in Yunnan, Popular Yunnan Tea Tours, Best Places for Your Yunnan Culture Travel, Tips and FAQs of Yunnan Tea Travel, which can help you make a better plan before departure, and deal with emergencies or anything unpredictable while traveling.

Tea tourism within Yunnan is still a relatively new phenomenon, gaining traction in the last few years. When you are planning to have a tea trip, what should you notice? How to save the money? What kind of tea can you purchase? Where is the best place for a tea trip? Go through the following tips, you will find your answer.

Famous Tea in Yunnan

Yunnan Province, as the region that the tea plant originally comes from, has a wide variety of different varietals and cultivars, as well as a diverse tea culture that all combine to give very different results in different teas. At present, Puer Tea is the most famous product in Yunnan. However, there are some tea products that are worthy of your time and money. The other famous tea is as follows:

Puer Tea

Pu-erh tea is made from Yunnan large-leaf varietal of Camellia Sinensis. It is typically processed into compressed cakes, bricks and tuos. Pu-erh is particularly special because it can be aged for decades or longer, always changing and (in most cases) developing more depth and texture. Raw Pu-erh (生茶) is the traditional form of Pu-erh, and is sun-dried and compressed. Ripe Pu-erh (熟茶) is fermented during a 40-50 day period under-going a mellowing process that changes the tea into something dark red-brown in color. This page lists brands and companies selling Pu-erh.

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Popular Yunnan Tea Culture Tours

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Tea Culture Tours in Yunnan by Region

Best Places for Your Yunnan Tea Travel

Yunnan Tea enjoys a worldwide fame since the ancient time. Yunnan is a significant part of the Ancient Horse and Tea Road. The tea produced in Xishuangbanna and Pu’er are transited to Tibet, India, Nepal since 6th centuries. Nowadays, Yunnan is one of the top tea producers in China. Puer Tea is main produced in Xishuangbanna and Puer. Dianhong Black Tea is mainly produced in Lincang. Yunnan black and Tuo Tea also gain domestic popularity.

Tea Plantations in Yunnan by Region

Top Yunnan Tea Travel Tips

How to Store Tea Properly

Generally, Tea only ages well in appropriate environment. Conditions, such temperature, humidity, are important factors.


The temperature of the storage is based on the local environment with no deliberately man-made interference, and is maintained at 20-30 degrees Celsius all year round. If that’s not the case, air-conditioner/heater should be used to regulate the temperature.

Practical Tips on Tea Storage

  • If you are in a tropical zone, store the tea in a room where the air conditioner is turned on.
  • If you are in a cold zone, store the tea in a warm room.


In general, the humidity for tea storage shall be between 50-75%. For example, temperatures close to 30 degrees Celsius, humidity levels around 50% should be more suitable, while for temperatures close to 20 degrees Celsius you want the humidity level to be up to 75%.

Shelf Life

Given that you’ve purchased well processed, good quality tea, and given that it’s stored with care, tea should last many years and develop excellent aromas. For example, Puer Tea with many years is favored by many people.

How to Drink Tea

Tea is a delicious brewed beverage that is enjoyed all over the world as a comforting treat. First, choose the type of tea you want to drink. There are various types of tea that offer different health benefits and flavors. Next, boil a pot of water and pour it over your tea. Allow your tea to steep for a few minutes before serving it.

Where to Buy Tea in Yunnan

Introducing our Yunnan Tea, a beverage lovingly created in the Yunnan Province of Southwest China. But what makes it so special? Tea has been grown in this region for more than 1,700 years. It’s perhaps best known for the production of Puer Tea and Dianhong Black Tea. It is very convenient to buy tea you want in Yunnan. You can buy tea from tea stores, tea production areas, etc. What’s more, Yunnan Exploration will provide the best places to buy the authentic tea.

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