Longjing tea is considered one of best China teas and Hangzhou is known for producing the best Longjing tea in China. Driiving from Shanghai to Hangzhou takes around 3 hours. The tea is grown on the Longjing Mountain area in Hangzhou, southwest of the West Lake. The flat and smooth tea leaves resembling pine needles with a yellow to dark green color brew a pot of tea in light to dark green color with sophisticated taste and aroma. Hangzhou Tea Culture Day Tour will take you away from the crowded city and show you the best tea in China. See the famous Eighteen Imperial Tea Bushes that were conferred with a special imperial status by Emperor Qianlong and can sometimes cost you more than gold. By the end of the tour you will be much more knowledgeable for Chinese tea history, tea producing process and the local farmer's life.
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