Friday, June 10, 2011

杭州的龙井茶 Hangzhou's Longjing Tea

One of the last trips we made in Hangzhou was a visit to a 龙井茶 Longjing Tea Plantation farm. They showed us how they make the tea - plucked from the bush and then dried on stir-fry by hand. 

Longjing tea, or Dragon Well tea, originated from Hangzhou. This is considered the national drink of China and is frequently given to visiting heads of state. It is a favorite tea of today's top leaders, with a portion of production reserved for government customers.

They allowed us a glass of Longjing for a taste test.

RMB 150 for 100 grams of leaves. 太贵!

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