Best Destinations to Visit if You Love Tea

Tea in Darjeeling, India
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Are you a tea enthusiast always on the lookout for your next steep? Imagine sipping on a cup of the finest Darjeeling overlooking the Himalayas or participating in a centuries-old tea ceremony in Kyoto. If that sounds like your kind of adventure, this guide is for you!

Darjeeling, India

Often referred to as the “Champagne of teas,” Darjeeling tea is famous for its exquisite flavor and aroma. Nestled in the Himalayan foothills, Darjeeling’s tea gardens produce some of the world’s finest black teas. Take a tour of a tea estate like the Happy Valley Tea Estate to witness the tea-making process.

Hangzhou, China

China is the birthplace of tea, and Hangzhou is home to the legendary Longjing or “Dragon Well” tea, one of the most famous green teas in China. The region’s lush, green tea fields are a sight to behold. Enjoy traditional tea ceremonies and visit the China National Tea Museum to learn about the rich history of Chinese tea. 

Kyoto, Japan

For those interested in the refined art of Japanese tea making, Kyoto is the ultimate destination. This city was the capital of Japan for over a thousand years and is the heart of the Japanese tea ceremony, known as Chanoyu or Sado. Here, you will experience tea as a spiritual and philosophical experience.