Drinking Tips in Yunnan

Drinking Tips in Yunnan provide some practical travel tips such as What to Drink in Yunnan, Where to Drink in Yunnan, Top Drinking Tips in Yunnan and FAQs of Yunnan Travel, which can help you make a better plan before departure, and deal with emergencies or anything unpredictable while traveling. 

What to Drink in Yunnan

Yunnan Tea

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:

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Maoliang Liquor(茅粮白酒)

Maoliang Liquor Enterprise Group(茅粮白酒企业集团) was founded in 1995 and was officially registered as the first diversified private corporation group in Lincang in January 2002, integrating liquor brewing, fruit wine development, biological food processing, swine feeding, wild animal domestication, lime burning and feed processing. Maoliang series liquor(茅粮系列白酒) is the pillar product of the company at present.

Cizhong Wine(茨中葡萄酒)

Jesus once said, “I am a real grape, and my father is a farmer of grapes.” So, in Catholicism, wine also represents the blood of Jesus. Cizhong, a small village in Diqing, Yunnan Province, along with French Catholicism from Myanmar, grape seeds and wine brewing technique came to the village. The climate and soil in Cizhong Village are similar to those in France, suitable for growing grapes, and large vineyards are seen everywhere during the harvest season.

Honghe Mile Wine(红河弥勒葡萄酒)

Mile City is the hometown of highland grapes, there is famous Chinese wine brand “Yunnan Red”. The wine grape of Yunnan Red comes from French Rose Honey. Yunnan Hong Winery, located in Dongfeng Farm, Mile City, Honghe Prefecture, Yunnan Province, is mainly grape sightseeing, setting tourism, catering, entertainment, accommodation and reception, and integrating business, leisure, nature and quality. It is a characteristic winery combined with the Chinese and Western culture.

Lancang Beer(澜沧江啤酒)

Yunnan Lancang Beer Corporation Group was founded in January 1985, on May 10, 1990, the beer production line with an annual output of 3000 tons was put into production, Lancang River Beer officially asked for market. Lancang Beer is very popular in Yunnan, every year in Baoshan, Lincang and other places, grand Lancang beer festival is held.

Dali Beer(大理啤酒)

When you are traveling in Dali, you must taste the Dali beer of Cangshan Brand. Dali Brewery, produced Dali beer of Cangshan Brand, is located in the west suburd of Xiaguan town, Dali city.

Naxi Barley Wine( 纳西大麦酒)

Naxi barley wine is a great treat for entertaining guests. Drinking is also a tradition for Naxi people to welcome guests. The barley wine is full of sweet and intoxicating and the taste is absolutely perfect. However, the state of being intoxicated is too strong to drink too much.

Highland Barley Wine(青稞酒)

Highland Barley wine is made from alpine spring and plateau barley. It is rich in the fragrance of highland barley wine and it is a kind of wine that is loved by the local people in Lijiang and Diqing.

Yunnan Coffee

Yunnan produces 98% of the country’s coffee, and when we talk about Chinese coffee we mostly mean Yunnan coffee, or Yunnan Arabica Coffee. Yunnan is a good representation of Chinese coffee development and the position of Chinese coffee in the world. The Yunnan coffee planting area is distributed in PuerXishuangbannaWenshanBaoshan and Dehong and other places in the south and southwest of Yunnan. The main coffee varieties are as follows:

Fruit Juice

Yunnan has always been known as the animal kingdom, the plant kingdom, and Yunnan soil is good, rich in many kinds of fruit, mango, pineapple, litchi, banana and other fruits are growing throughout the year. In Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, there are various tropical fruits such as mango, jackfruit, grapefruit, coconut and so on. In Yunnan, fruit juice shops are everywhere, and diverse fruit juices are also popular among young people.

Where to Drink in Yunnan

Yunnan Tea

Top Tea Houses in Yunnan

  • Mocui Tea House(莫催茶室)
    Add: Dali City, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province(云南省大理白族自治州大理市)
    Tel: 18608853800
  • Pinming Tea House(品茗茶府)
    Add: No. 58 Renmin Road, Dali City, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture(云南省大理白族自治州大理市人民路58号)
    Tel: 15825463668
  • Qiren Tea House(吉人茶楼)
    Address: No.68, Cuihu North Road, Wuhua District, Kunming City(昆明市五华区翠湖北路68号)
    Tel: 0871-65337886
    Address: No.67, Cuihu South Road, Wuhua District, Kunming City(昆明市五华区翠湖南路67号)
    Tel: 15887829811/18183848604

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Best Cafes in Yunnan

  • Zuoan Cafe(左岸咖啡馆)
    Add: No. 8 Baisuifang, Xinyi Street, Gucheng District, Lijiang City, Yunnan Province(云南省丽江市古城区新义街百岁坊8号)
    Tel: 0888-5106605
  • Starbucks(星巴克)
    Add: Floor 1, Lijiang International Shopping Plaza, No. 618 Fuhui Road, Gucheng District(古城区福慧路618号丽江国际购物广场1楼)
    Tel: (0888)5117006
  • Salvador Coffee
    Address: No.76, Wenlin Street Culture Alley, Wuhua Street, Kunming City(昆明市五华区文林街文化巷76号)
    Tel: +86 871 6536 3525

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Top Bars in Yunnan

  • Turtle Club
    Add: The 1st Floor, Xiexin Tiandi, Jianshe Road, Wuhua District, Kunming City(昆明市五华区建设路协信天地1层)
    Tel: +86 580 887 8857
  • Alei Lounge Club & Tapas Bar
    Address: No.100, Qianwang Street, Zhengyi Archway, Wuhua District, Kunming City(昆明市五华区正义坊钱王街100号)
    Tel: +86 871 6836 9099
  • Mubangcang Bar(木帮仓酒吧)
    Add: No. 80 Shuangshi Section, Xinhua Street, Lijiang Ancient Town(丽江古城新华街双石段80号)
    Tel: 0888-8886850
  • SAKURAKIM(樱花屋)
    Add: No. 123 Cuiwen Section, Xinhua Street, Gucheng District, Lijiang(丽江古城区新华街翠文段123号)
    Tel: 0888-5187619;0888-5133620

Top Drinking Tips in Yunnan

Yunnan Tea

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.

Don’t drink tea before eating

Drinking tea without eating anything can upset your stomach and cause you to lose appetite. More seriously, it may even cause gastric mucosal injury, which leads to chronic gastritis.

Don’t drink extremely hot tea

In general, the high temperature water is used to steep tea. However, extremely hot water will irritate your mouth, throat, esophagus and stomach. As so far, 60℃ is the most preferred temperature which is agreed by lots of scholars and tea lovers.

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  • Know your limit and do not drink too much.
  • Eat food before and while drink.
  • Do not drink too fast.
  • Don’t drive after drinking.
  • Respect the rights of individuals who do not wish to drink.

Yunnan Coffee

Do not drink coffee after 2 p.m.

Coffee is one of the richest natural sources of caffeine in the diet. Caffeine is a stimulant, which is one of the main reasons coffee is so popular. It gives you a jolt of energy and helps you stay awake when you feel tired. However, if you drink coffee after 2 p.m., it can interfere with your sleep.

Don’t drink too much

While a moderate intake of coffee is healthy, drinking too much may reduce its overall benefits. Excessive caffeine intake may have various adverse side effects, although people’s sensitivity varies.

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