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Tea Tasting with Chinese Tea Ceremony

Milano, Italy

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Experience hosted by Marco

2 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, French, Italian

What you'll do

The activity is both a feast for the senses, and an opportunity to relax. We will start by looking at and smelling leaves from different types of teas among the over 60 available at the store. After which we will select 3 types of teas that the customer wants to taste.

We will then sit around a table equipped with the instruments for the Chinese Tea Ceremony 功夫茶, where I will prepare the 3 teas while explaining the brewing procedures, their history, and give more information about the teas we are drinking. After that we will let the tea flavors, and the energy of the room take the conversation wherever it wants to go.

At the end you will have learned a lot about different topics, feel relaxed and ready to go visit more of Milan with fresh new energy!

Start time for both morning and afternoon sessions are flexible. It's possible to request an early or late start. Just call me to schedule! :-)
Other things to note
Starting time is flexible. Please contact me if you want to set a specific time.
The activity is both a feast for the senses, and an opportunity to relax. We will start by looking at and smelling leaves from different types of teas among the over 60 available at the store. After which we will select 3 types of teas that the customer wants to taste.

We will then sit around a table equipped with the instruments for the Chinese Tea Ceremony 功夫茶, where I will prepare the 3 teas while explaining the brewing procedur…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    The teas offered are selected teas, covering the 6 main varieties: White,...
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Fri, Jan 22
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$19 per person
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Sat, Jan 23
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$19 per person
$19 per person
Sat, Jan 23
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$19 per person
$19 per person

Meet your host, Marco

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 22 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm the co-founder of Tea & Tao. I'm passionate about creating an environment of openness and relaxation among people from different cultures.
Through this job I found that one of the best ways to do this is through the ancient tradition of the Chinese tea ceremony. During these sessions we break boundaries and discuss of different topics such as Oriental philosophy, Italian way of life, Nature, ...., and of course Tea!
When I discovered the link between Tea, Oriental philosophy and Nature, I decided to open this store and set up activities that would help give people a moment of relax in the city. This is suitable for tourists as well since they deserve a break from all the new information they have taken in. And what better way to process it than to discuss and describe it in a friendly way over a cup of tea.
I'm the co-founder of Tea & Tao. I'm passionate about creating an environment of openness and relaxation among people from different cultures.
Through this job I found that one of the best ways to do this is through the ancient tradition of the Chinese tea ceremony. During these sessions we break boundaries and discuss of different topics such as Oriental philosophy, Italian way of life, Nature, ...., and of course Tea!
When I discovered the link between Tea, Oriental philosophy and…
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Where you'll be

The teashop is cozy and hospitable. In the front room all the teas are displayed, and in the back room the tea ceremony will be taking place. The store is a stone's throw away from the “Arco della Pace” a monument dedicated to peace among nations, located across the Sempione Park opposite the Sforzesco Castle. The Park is the most beautiful park in Milano and it’s wonderful and refreshing to walk through it's trees

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 22 reviews.

Doris
July 2020
Very pleasure afternoon with Marco, the quality of the tea are very good and he knows a lot of Chinese culture and tea culture. Talking with him is very relaxing and inspiring.
Abdullah
February 2020
Marco gave me a unique 2-hour experience which, to me, is worth more than its price. I kept constantly asking tea related questions and he kept answering with a smile :) Thank you Marco
Federica
February 2020
Ho regalato questa esperienza a delle amiche e devo dire che sia io che loro ci riteniamo davvero soddisfatte. Ottimo binomio qualità prezzo. Host preparato è capace di trasmettere la sua passione. Consigliato.
Brunello
January 2020
Esperienza molto interessante, pur essendo un bevitore di tè mi sono reso conto di non sapere molto sulla materia. La consiglio agli appassionati di tè
Arpit
January 2020
This experience hosted by Marco was truly amazing. I learned a lot about different types of teas and tasted some teas that I would never have managed to taste by myself. I was the only guest for my particular time slot and it became a very personalised experience. Marco is very easy to talk to and we talked about a lot of things other than teas as well (about Milan, Italy, France, Napolean, Food, Work, etc.). I would fully recommend to everyone who wants to have couple of hours of tasting some very good teas and learning about them.
This experience hosted by Marco was truly amazing. I learned a lot about different types of teas and tasted some teas that I would never have managed to taste by myself. I was the…
Antonella
January 2020
L’esperienza di degustazione di té è stata molto particolare, interessante e divertente. Marco è un vero esperto, il tempo è volato chiacchierando.

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  • Fri, Jan 22
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $19 per person
  • Sat, Jan 23
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $19 per person
  • Sat, Jan 23
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    $19 per person
  • Sun, Jan 24
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $19 per person
  • Sun, Jan 24
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    $19 per person
  • Fri, Jan 29
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $19 per person
  • Sat, Jan 30
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $19 per person
  • Sat, Jan 30
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    $19 per person

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.