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Enjoy Top Chinese Tea with Chocolate

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 16 reviews.Beijing, China

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Experience hosted by Lily

2.5 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll meet at this amazing chocolate salon which is in a traditional house just beside beautiful ShiChaHai Lake, where we'll share some rare and famous Chinese tea and teach you the wisdom and rich culture of the tea ceremony, tea knowledge. You'll develop a stronger connection to yourself and those around you.

To relax body and come into peaceful meditation, then follow with professionally tea ceremony by gently and quietly guiding through it. You will learn basic knowledge of Chinese tea, the brewing method of making Chinese tea, and taste different kind of tea ... feel all the beauties, respect of Chinese tea and culture from seeing, smelling, listening and tasting...You will also share and discuss your feelings and understanding with other friends after ceremony...Not only the traditional way to enjoy tea, you will also have a chance to try the different combinations with the Beijing best handmade chocolate. Various amazing taste when different chocolate meets different tea. Must try!

This is a great opportunity to have a Chinese style peaceful tea time and a rest when you visiting ShiChaHai area in Beijing!
We'll meet at this amazing chocolate salon which is in a traditional house just beside beautiful ShiChaHai Lake, where we'll share some rare and famous Chinese tea and teach you the wisdom and rich culture of the tea ceremony, tea knowledge. You'll develop a stronger connection to yourself and those around you.

To relax body and come into peaceful meditation, then follow with professionally tea ceremony by gently and quietly guiding…

Lily's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Famous local pastries or nuts and dry fruits
  • Drinks
    Tea
From $51
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Lily

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 16 Reviews
  • Identity verified
My lovely neighbor TongTong is a native Beijinger plus a tea culture professor in university. I had a great honor to study and practice tea ceremony with her. I am also a native Beijinger who loves Chinese tea culture. Studied art & design in university, later achieved master degree in London, then worked in hotel and tea house design field for years...Not only the traditional way to enjoy tea, we are also trying to combine handmade chocolate...With strong passion, we're eager to share our understanding and knowledge of Chinese tea culture to our friends from all over the world. :)
My lovely neighbor TongTong is a native Beijinger plus a tea culture professor in university. I had a great honor to study and practice tea ceremony with her. I am also a native Beijinger who loves Chinese tea culture. Studied art & design in university, later achieved master degree in London, then worked in hotel and tea house design field for years...Not only the traditional way to enjoy tea, we are also trying to combine handmade chocolate...With strong passion, we're eager to share our under…
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Where you'll be

Our experience will be hold at Cocoaballet Chocolate Art Salon near HouHai (ShiChaHai). For alternative option, the experience could be in a beautiful outdoor park if with good weather. (will notify you if this outdoor experience on)

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Karen
May 2019
Lily works in cooperation with two friends, one is a lovely lady expert in the tea culture and the second one is the owner of the beautiful chocolate store where the experience takes place. They instructed me in the different kinds of teas and answer all my questions. We tasted three kinds of teas chosen to provide a well-rounded experience. I learned a lot not only about tea story but to enjoy it in a fuller way. I’m so thankful to all three hosts and I can only recommend this experience to people who not only want to visit a geographical location but to meet the people inhabiting it (who actually shape it!).
Lily works in cooperation with two friends, one is a lovely lady expert in the tea culture and the second one is the owner of the beautiful chocolate store where the experience tak…
Shu Hui
January 2019
This was truly a life time experience! Tongtong and Lily were amazing hosts! everything from the tea, chocolate, to the atmosphere were beyond our expectations (-:
Ana Carolina
December 2018
It was a lovely experience to have this tea ceremony. Both hosts are excellent, knowledgeable and helpful. I was so surprised by how the -amazing- chocolates could be paired with the tea. I wouldn’t miss that. Being part of the tea ceremony is something unmissable
It was a lovely experience to have this tea ceremony. Both hosts are excellent, knowledgeable and helpful. I was so surprised by how the -amazing- chocolates could be paired with t…
Danielle
November 2018
So fortunate to have come across this experience on Airbnb. Lily and Tong Tong (spelling) were so friendly, wonderful, and graceful. Such a treat participating in a traditional Chinese tea ceremony while in Beijing. The chocolate pairing with tea was unexpected but beyond delicious. The shop owner went to school in Europe and had other delicious treats for sale after the ceremony if you wish to purchase. Excellent experience-highly recommend!
So fortunate to have come across this experience on Airbnb. Lily and Tong Tong (spelling) were so friendly, wonderful, and graceful. Such a treat participating in a traditional Chi…
Jay
November 2018
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Lily and TongTong's experience! As a tea-lover, I appreciated the information about the history of tea and the different regions where tea is made. I learned the beautiful rituals of the tea ceremony, and enjoyed delicious chocolates. Brilliant idea, pairing the chocolates with the tea! The ladies also arranged a special birthday treat for me, and even gave me suggestions on where to find the best tea in Beijing. This was a fantastic start to my China trip, and I highly recommend this experience. I will be taking the things that Lily and TongTong taught me back home, and will appreciate every cup of tea even more.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Lily and TongTong's experience! As a tea-lover, I appreciated the information about the history of tea and the different regions where te…
Amber
October 2018
If i could give this 10 stars I would. The experience was absolutely lovely, especially to cap off a busy and bustling day. The teas selected tasted great, and the chocolate pairing was wonderful. TongTong was extremely knowledgeable and so extremely graceful. I would highly recommend going on this tour. It’s informative and in a decent shopping alley as well.
If i could give this 10 stars I would. The experience was absolutely lovely, especially to cap off a busy and bustling day. The teas selected tasted great, and the chocolate pairin…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

Not use perfume and any strong smell products please. And wear comfortable clothing.
Please aware there are two friendly dogs in the chocolate salon. They're Coco(Golden retriever) & Xiao Q(Labrador).