Thursday, January 08, 2009

Seven Cups To Guide Tea Tours

Seven Cups To Guide Tours for Green Tea, Oolong Tea, and Puer Tea in 2009
(from a press release)

Seven Cups, Inc. of Tucson, Arizona, will lead three guided tours of China's back-country tea gardens in 2009. Designed for tea connoisseurs, the tours are scheduled during the harvest and production of Green, Yellow, Oolong, Black, and Puer teas. The tours are physically demanding and will take participants to remote areas seldom visited by foreign tourists. They will involve traveling on foot, by bicycle, bus, train, and bamboo boats.

Over the past 10 years, Seven Cups has cultivated relationships with tea masters throughout China, personally sourcing an award-winning catalog of more than 100 rare Chinese teas. These teas are available online and at Seven Cups' tea houses in Denver and Tucson.

Limited to 10 people per tour, each group will be personally led by Austin or Zhuping Hodge, the founders of Seven Cups. Austin Hodge is the first American to be published in the China International Tea Culture Institute's journal, and Zhuping Hodge is a certified Chinese tea master. Seven Cups was recently featured in Fresh Cup Magazine's 2009 Tea Almanac for its efforts to source and promote authentic Chinese tea. The company has also been granted an exclusive contract to supply Tribute-grade teas to the new Lu Yu Tea Museum in Changxing, Eastern China.

For more information, call 520-628-2952 or visit Seven Cups Fine Chinese Tea and click on "Tea Tours" in the left pane.

Image: Seven Cups

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