Get a taste of Chinese tea culture on this one day tour; You will visit China's National Tea Museum, Eighteen Imperial Tea Bushes, a local Tea House at Meijiawu Tea Village and many more historical and beautiful sites.
Pickup is at Hangzhou train station or your hotel lobby in Hangzhou downtown, by 9:30am.
You will then start this amazing day tour in Hangzhou with a boat ride on the famous West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage site and perhaps Hangzhou’s most famous attraction. Relax amid enchanting scenery as your guide points out historic pagodas, Chinese-style arched bridges, lush gardens and tells you about love stories connected with the West Lake as well.
Move on to the China National Tea Museum, the only national museum dedicated to tea in the country. The museum is not only an exhibition center of Chinese tea culture but also a professional center collecting tea cultural relics a base for research. The area is serene and relaxing surrounded by groves of tea trees that are beautifully manicured.
Continue to visit Eighteen Imperial Tea Bushes of the famous Longjing tea that was granted the status of "Imperial Tea" in the Qing Dynasty, by Emperor Kangxi. The bushes continue producing premium Longjing tea and the tea they produce is auctioned annually for higher price per gram than gold.
You can have lunch at the local tea farmer’s restaurant (at your own expense) with a beautiful view of the tea farm on the hills.
After lunch move to the Tea House at Meijiawu Tea Village located at the hinterland of West Lake Park which is considered one of the most important Longjing tea productions in China. Enjoy the natural environment and beautiful village scenery while learning more about their special tea culture. At the Tea House, learn how to make Longjing Tea including tea leaves picking, frying and tasting.
The final stop is Hefang Street, a good place to experience the lifestyle of Old Hangzhou. It is also a great place for shopping, food, and sightseeing. When the tour is concluded, you will be droped off at Hangzhou Train Station or your hotel in downtown area.
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