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National Tea Museum, Hangzhou

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Escape the urban bustle and contemplate one of China's most soothing traditions at National Tea Museum. Together the halls and the grounds of the museum stretch over an area of 22,000 sq m (236,806 sq ft) surrounded by tea plantations. Learn about the history of tea through an exhibit dedicated specially to the development of its production and preparation, and enjoy the light show at the kaleidoscope exhibit. Visit the halls covering customs, friendship, and the science of tea to absorb the cultural impact this beverage has had on the world. Sample a cup and enjoy discovering the details of different tea ceremonies. Make National Tea Museum a part of your Hangzhou vacation plans using our Hangzhou trip builder.
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  • Here you can learn about tea culture in the South, because they usually like to drink tea, the Hangzhou specially come here to experience learning a. Understand the many types of tea, tea culture, history, and method for producing tea, benefit.
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  • No trip to China would be complete without a visit to the birthplace of tea. Unfortunately, this was so long ago that nobody knows where this was, but it is generally believed to be in the south west ...  more »
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  • Clearly explained history surrounded by the the subject itself. A great little museum among the tea fields. Now we understand the role of tea in China and we are drinking Longjing tea at home in the UK...
  • gorgeous place. went there when no one was really there, so it was peaceful and quiet.
  • A wonderful museum in a great location. Thorough but doesn't go off topic. We got pulled for a free tea tasting as well!
  • Wonderful quiet peaceful place
  • Excellent museum about Chinese tea culture and history! In the restaurants nearby you can put your knowledge into practice!

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