Part of a series on How To Expand Your Tea Education.
Sometimes a class or a book just will not provide a sufficient substitute to the depth or richness of experience of being at origin.
Going to the places where tea is grown and processed can offer several advantages. You will be able to interact with the people who create tea. You can get a better sense of differences in tea quality and grades of tea. If the experience is participatory, you may even gain some new skills. Tea tourism can give you greater understanding and appreciation of tea.
Some of the strongest tea tourism or tea tours programs include: