Tea Tasting Tour in Iran
Lahijan Tea Tasting Tour
If you are interested in an amazing tea experience, consider taking our private Iran tea tour and tea tasting.
We will take you out on a guided walk in our tea fields located in Lahijan that is one of the most important cities of Iran’s northern Gilan province with regard tea farming to taste our teas. On a guided walk in our tea fields, you will really see the tea plants, soil, insects and weeds that are different in a stable ecosystem.
We share our learning and appreciation of farming and rural lifestyle through tasting of tea and private farm tour. We hope you will take time to find deeper connection with nature and an appreciation for the way of tea. Join our Tea tasting tour in Iran and enjoy a memorable trip.
DAY 1: TEHRAN - RUDBAR - RASHT
This morning we take you north of Iran to visit Rasht. On our way to Rasht city we will have short stop in Rudbar.
Its name (meaning “by the river” in Persian) is a reference to the river named Sepid Rood that passes by the town. Rudbar is also called “Roodbar Zeitoun (olive)” for the olive gardens in the area.
Rudbar’s local economy notably includes olives and olive–based products. Groves of olive trees surround the city. Olive oil is produced locally. Rudbar is also known for its cream–hued, handcrafted carpets of fine quality.
Despite the olive gardens that may suggest presence of a Mediterranean climate, the winters are very cold in the area. The winds in the Sepid Rood valley (Manjil) are well known in the country. Here we will try an amazing local food named Zeytoon Parvardeh (Persian Pomegranate, Olive, & Walnut Dip).
Leaving Rudbar behind we continue to visit Gilan rural heritage museum to see real life style and culture of Gilan which are collected in this place.
It is one of the most fantastic and attractive place in Gilan. Then we go to city center to have a special sea food from Caspian Sea like the Persian Caviar, Mirza Ghasemi (A Persian Eggplant), Morgh–e Torsh (Sour Chicken Stew) or wonderful Baghala Ghatogh (Lima Beans with Eggs and Dill).
Then we will visit the Rasht market and local fish market of Rasht. Prepare your camera! This market includes fresh fishes, local vegetables and fruits, and other Food produced by local people.
Tonight we well walk in Rasht pedestrian around the old Town Hall.
DAY 2: RASHT - QALEH RUDKHAN (RUDKHAN CASTLE)
Leaving Rasht behind, we will travel to Rudkhan Castle which is a brick and stone medieval castle in Iran. Located 25 km southwest of Fuman city north of Iran in Gilan province, it is a military complex which had been constructed during the Sasanian era.
DAY 3: Lahijan
Today we move to Lajijan. Lahijan is one of the most important cities of Iran’s northern Gilan province with regard to tourism and agriculture.
The city, which reflects an Iranian-European architectural blend, is located on the southern slope of the Alborz mountain range.
We have a full schedule today which starts of course with tea! and then visit tea farms in Lahijan and meeting people how work on the area. Pressing onward, we reach the Iran national Tea Museum for a look at the origins of Iran tea farming and production.
Overnight: Local house in Lahijan
DAY 4: Lahijan
This morning we’ll start our day in the tea gardens plucking the tender leaves along side the expert tea pickers. Take our leaves back to the factory and see all the processing steps that turn the green leaf into our favorite brew. In the afternoon we’ll put our tongues to work in the tasting area, evaluating the day’s production.
Overnight: Local house in Lahijan
DAY 5: RASHT - TEHRAN
After breakfast we’ll transfer to the Rasht airport because we’re off to Tehran! Arriving in Tehran we’ll meet our guide, enjoy a delicious lunch and settle into our hotel.
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This tour is also available for booking privately for travel anytime through the year, and we can also customise the itinerary to fit your personal requirements. Please contact us for details and prices.
If you would like to book a place on Lut desert tour, please complete the online reservation form on our website. We will then contact you with more details about how to complete your booking. Payments may be made by making a bank transfer. Full details will be provided in your booking confirmation email. Please contact us if you would like any more information or have any questions before making a booking.
Passports should be valid for at least six months after your departure from the country. Please do not bring an almost full or almost expired passport. Visa arrangements are the responsibility of the traveller. For more information about how to get an Iranian visa please visit this page.
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