One of the most important tea production bases in China, the village of Meijiawu is where you must go to learn the history of tea and savor the best tea in China.
The village of Meijiawu is located 30 minutes from Hangzhou City, the capital of of Zhejiang province. The village is composed of about 500 households and 160 teahouses. The village is nestled in a deep and isolated valley, amidst lush green hills and tea plantations. Although a small village, it has been visited by famous personalities such as the former President of the Soviet Union Voroshilov, Princess of Thailand, as well as the first Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai and the former General Secretary of the Communist Party Jiang Zemin who were lured to the village by its world famous tea. The only way to get to the village is by bus or car from the city of Hangzhou.
The village of Meijiawu best represents the tea culture of China. It is known for its exquisite teas particularly the Longjing Tea (Dragon Well Tea) which is a favorite of Queen Elizabeth II. Its light refreshing taste and pleasing fragrance has made it world famous. The village is where you will learn about the intricacies of tea making and why elaborate tea ceremonies are important. If you are lucky enough to visit the village while the villagers are picking tea leaves, you are welcomed to join them. The village is also famous for its tea food including Longjing fish, Shrimp Bucket in Bi Luo Tea, and shrimp in Longjing Tea. You can also try delicious dishes in one of its restaurants, visit its plantations, and shop at its local market.
Can you imagine sipping one of the most delicious teas in the world while enjoying some peace and quiet? You can make this into a reality when you visit the village of Meijiawu in China. Call your travel agent for more details.