Hangzhou Meijiawu Tea Village is nestled in the hinterland of West
Lake District, and it is renowned as one of the most important tea
production bases in Hangzhou, which once entertained leaders of the
Soviet Union, the United States, Vietnam, Romania, Cambodia and
other countries and regions.
Meijiawu Tea Village is situated on the west of West Lake. Once it
was only a poor village with over six-hundred-year history until
the local farmers started to plant tea. It has now become one of
the Four Famous habitats for Longjing Tea (Dragon Well Tea) and a
featured tea-most farm village with rich tea culture and leisure
tourism, which attracts over millions of tourists every year.
The tea culture village features 160 tea houses, in which travelers
can learn about the history and culture of Meijiawu Tea Village and
appreciate the whole process of Chinese Tea Ceremony. Meijiawu
Village is reputed for its history of serving exquisite tea. Here
elaborate tea taking ceremonies are held, you will be able to
understand why partaking in tea ceremonies is of such importance
for Chinese. This picturesque village will enable you to experience
the pleasure of a perfect cup of tea, watch several tea ceremonies
and most interesting selected tea under professional supervision.
The tea produced in Meijiawu Village is the best among all
varieties of West Lake dragon tea. Local farmers usually pick tea
leaves four times every year, Mingqian Tea before Pure Brightness
(the 5th of the 24 solar terms), Yuqian Tea before Grain Rain (the
6th solar term), Sanchun Tea before Beginning of the summer (the
7th solar term) and Sichun Tea one month later.
Besides, Meijiawu Tea Village is renowned for its tea food with the
favor of lightness, smooth, and slightly salty, such as shrimp in
Longjing Tea, Shrimp Bucket in Bi Luo Tea, and Longjing fish.
Recently, local restaurants issued several popular dishes, like
Carp with Qingshui Tea, crispy skin chicken with Tea soup and
idyllic stewed duck with Tea soup.
Location: Meiwujia Village, West Lake District, beside the Meilin Avenue
Travelers can take city buses No. 4, 324, 5, Tour 4, Tour 5 and
K658 from the city proper.
- Introduction for Chinese Culture
- Information about Tea
- Chinese Tea Classification
- Green Tea
- Black Tea
- Wulong Tea
- White Tea
- Yellow Tea
- Reprocessed Tea