Brief of Longjing Tea Plantation
Your visit to Hangzhou won’t be complete without an afternoon spent in Longjing Tea Plantation, where Longjing Tea, China’s best green tea, thrives.
Bordered by Tianzhu Mountain and Northern Peak to the north, Longjing Tea Plantation centered on Phoenix Hill spreads out gracefully spanning 240 hectares. Longjing Tea Plantation resembles a green ribbon clinging to the gentle slopes, elevated no more than 400m above sea level. The mist and clouds that envelope this area year around lend it a sense of mystery and beauty. Along its base rest 8 villages. These shining abodes of immortal beauty are Longjing, Manjuelong, Jiuxi (Nine Creeks), Wengjiashan, Yangmeiling, Shuangfeng and Maojiabu. The favorable geological conditions, agreeable climate and mineral-rich, fertile soil are keys to Longjing Tea’s impeccable quality and enduring legacy.
While the soaring peaks succeed in preventing the chilly north wind in winters, West Lake, Qiantang River and Jiuxi contribute to foster moisture and regulate temperature during scorching summers. In these tea villages, you can pick some fresh Longjing Tea, marvel at the tea cultivating process and enjoy the most authentic tea ceremony.