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Shanghai 3-Hour Afternoon Tea Tasting and Dessert Tour

1. Shanghai 3-Hour Afternoon Tea Tasting and Dessert Tour

Meet your guide at 02:00 PM and begin a relaxing 3-hour afternoon tour along Huaihua Road. Try out some of the tasty mooncakes at 2 local pastry shops. These special pastries are given as gifts during the Mid-Autumn Festival, symbolizing the reunion of the entire family. Stop at a nearby teahouse to experience a traditional Chinese tea ceremony. Taste green tea from Hangzhou and black tea from Fujian. Afterwards, head to a Cantonese dessert restaurant to enjoy a range of sweet flavors. Sample various icy deserts, such as milk pudding with purple sticky rice, papaya, sago or mango puree and amazing almond tofu.

Shanghai: Food and Drink Tour By Bike

2. Shanghai: Food and Drink Tour By Bike

Go on a six-hour food and drink tour of Shanghai and get around by bike to work off the calories and get a feel for the city between stops. Get to know the characteristic Shanghai cuisine known for its use of heavy, flavorful sauces. Eat (and drink) your way around China via the diverse regional cuisines you encounter while admiring the city's unique, historical architecture.  Start by trying JianBing, a popular Chinese breakfast dish similar to crepes. Then let your guide teach you how to eat ShenJianBao step by step. One of the most popular homegrown delicacies of Shanghai, ShenJianBao is a type of fried dumpling filled with pork and delicious, savory juices. While it's insanely hot and notoriously difficult to eat, your guide will ensure that you know how to eat ShenJianBao like a local.  Delve deeper into Shanghai's food culture by cycling through the backyards of traditional stone-gate houses (Shikumen), which soon will be demolished due to ongoing urban renewal projects. Try the most typical Shanghai meals and snacks such as Nanxiang Xiaolongbao, scallion oil noodles with different toppings. Don't worry if you don't eat meat – there are plenty of vegetarian options at every stop. Wash it all down with Baijiu, the famed local spirit that is much better than its reputation. Plus, try a variety of local beers, including rare Chinese black beer and hefeweizens, in addition to the region's famous huangjiu (yellow wine). After the tour, you will have a good idea of what makes the cuisine of Shanghai stand out.

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What people are saying about Shanghai

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 21 reviews

Lu was an amazing guide! He was very friendly, knowledgeable and funny. The wide variety of food and teas were delicious and excellent! The locations were certainly carefully selected. I would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Shanghai!

very nice and friendly guide

He also gave a lot of background info. The tea place was special. I would have Never found it by myself. Tour lasted only 2 instead of three hours and I wished I had given some leaflet about the tea types I tried.

I had a fantastic experience. The tour guide, Lu, was excellent and I was able to taste and experience many new things that I would not have been able to otherwise. The tea ceremony was lovely!

Good tour. Awesome guide

Did the food. Found this tour to be repetitive. Did not get that impression from the advertisement.