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Private Hangzhou Tea Culture Day Tour

Product ID: 121011
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Go on a cruise on the West Lake, then visit Longjing Village where Dragon Well tea is produced, the best green tea in China. You’ll also visit China National Tea Museum, Eighteen Imperial Tea Bushes and Tea Village where you can learn all about this tea.
About this activity
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Duration: 6 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 9:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Hangzhou Train Station or Hangzhou Downtown
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Go on a cruise on West Lake to see some of top ten West Lake sceneries
  • Learn about the tea history and culture in China National Tea Museum
  • Have lunch at a tea farmer's house in the tea village
  • Visit the Eighteen Imperial Tea Bushes
  • Move on to tea farmer’s house at Meijiawu Tea Village to learn how to make the tea
  • Walk along Qinghefang Street
Full description
The pick up takes place at 9:30 AM and you will then start this amazing day tour in Hangzhou with a boat ride on the famous West Lake. West Lake is 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, tree-lined walkways, green islands and lush gardens. Move on to the China National Tea Museum, the only national museum dedicated to tea. The National Tea Museum is not only an exhibition center of Chinese tea culture but also a professional facility to collect tea cultural relics and materials.

Enjoy lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. It can then be organized that a tea farmer teaches you how to prepare and cook local delicacies, if you are interested. You can learn how to cook lotus roots, bamboo shoots and many other tasty vegetables. If you don’t want to cook, just enjoy the local delicacies. Then visit the Eighteen Imperial Tea Bushes with famous Longjing tea. Longjing tea was granted the status of "Imperial Tea" in Qing Dynasty by Chinese Emperor Kangxi. Emperor Qianlong was also so impressed by the Longjing tea produced here that he conferred a special imperial status on those 18 tea bushes. The bushes continue producing premium Longjing tea and the tea they produce is auctioned annually for higher price per gram than gold.

Move on to a tea farmer’s house at Meijiawu Tea Village, which is considered one of the most important Longjing tea productions in China where you can learn more about their special tea culture. At the tea house, you may learn how to make the Longjing Tea including tea leaves picking, frying and tasting. The last stop is QingHefang Street. With a brilliant culture and long history, it is regarded as a typical symbol of ancient Hangzhou. It represents the old story and showcases the folk culture of Hangzhou. At around 5:00 PM you will be dropped off at Hangzhou Train Station or your hotel in Hangzhou.

Includes
  • Transportation in a private vehicle with air-conditioning
  • English & Chinese speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fee to all the attractions and activities
  • Bottle of water is provided
  • Hotel and railway station pick-up and drop off in Hangzhou downtown
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
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China Private Tour

Product ID: 121011