Apart from visiting the glamorous gardens inside Yuyuan, tea tasting experience is also a very attractive thing to do here.
There're many tea tasting shops in Yuyuan, as long as you find one looks decent and you feel comfortable to sit in (most importantly agree with the price before you sit down), here you go!
We bumped into this tea shop names "Pear Garden". We paid RMB 160 for two persons of 8 kinds of different teas for tasting, also with two big plates of foods. Afterwards, we bought few boxes of tea from the shop. Each box costs like RMB 100. I feel good with this shop cuz the staffs didn't force you to buy anything... which is very relaxing!
There're many souvenir shops in Yuyuan garden. Most likely, you have to bargain for the price.
There're lots of things going on and happening in Yuyuan, one day is not enough if you wanna go through details. Luckily we stayed at nearly hotel - SSAW hotel, which is within walking distance to Yuyuan ^_^
Since we had been to Shanghai two years ago and we had already been into the gardens, so this time we aimed to do shopping and tea tasting around the area. But of cuz, for your first time visit, def. have to check out its awesome gardens