1 Days Kunming Puerh Tea Culture Tour (Tea making, Factories and Markets )

Pu’er tea or pu-erh tea, known as “black tea” in the Far East part of the world, is a variety of fermented tea produced in the Yunnan and is named after the market town (now Pu’er City) in which it was first developed. Puer tea is made from the broad leaf variety (camellia sinensis var. assamica) of the tea plant camellia sinensis which are ancient trees with mature leaves that are said to be between 500 and 1000 years old. These trees are usually grown the Southwest region of Yunnan China, believed to be the birthplace of tea. Over 1200 years ago, the people of the area began cultivating “tea gardens,” open areas, mostly in the high mountains, where tea trees are grown, coexisting with the native plants and ecology. Although they can be harvested year-round, the opportune time to harvest is in mid-spring. Various conditions and environmental factors can impact the flavor profile of puer, resulting in a rich experience for the tea drinker’s palate of this bold tea that can be smooth, fruity, peaty, grassy, musky, herbal and earthy.

Kunming storage refers to Pu-erh teas that were stored in Kunming, Yunnan. Kunming storage would be considered dry storage especially compared to Guangdong or Banna wet storage (also called traditional storage). Kunming stored Pu-erh teas are typically strong in taste and are closer to their origins having retained much of their original character compared to their wetter-stored counterparts.

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.


  • Learn how to make Puer tea in Banpo Tea Factory;
  • Make your own tea gift by yourself;
  • Visit tea markets of Xiongda and Bangsheng;
  • Enjoy the tea drinking and tea ceremony in Rutsan Tea House;

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Kunming-Fumin-Xiongda-Bangsheng-Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities:Banpo Tea Factory, Xiongda Tea Market, Bangsheng Tea Market, Rutsan Tea House
Accommodation: None

In the morning, transfer to Fumin County to visit Banpo Tea Factory(半坡茶厂);
Learn how to make Puerh tea cake, tea brick, tea mini cake, Tuocha tea and other different shapes of Puer tea.
Take your own souvernir made by yourself;
Take photos with leaders of Banpo factory;
Lunch in local restaurant around Banpo Factory;
Transfer back to Kunming;
Visit Xiongda tea market(雄达茶城) and drink tea;
Visit Bangsheng Tea market(邦盛茶城) and drink tea;
Enjoy the tea ceremony in Rutsan Tea House(锡林山古茶);
End of the tea trip;

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Accomodations;
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.