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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. For National Tea Museum and beyond, use our Hangzhou online itinerary planner to get the most from your Hangzhou vacation.
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  • Worth the visit. Beautiful grounds. Good informative exhibits with decent English. Get the free tea tasting and learn about the kinds of tea. If you are really into tea you can spend some money and ta...  more »
  • The museum is very informative on the history of tea in China as well as the culture of tea in China including how tea is prepared and tea sets of different areas and ethnic minorities. The museum is ...  more »
  • This free museum will expose the story of the tea from China to the world. They have short and efficient explanation on the tea in every countries with some interesting data. But they won't tell you a...  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!
  • Excellent museum about Chinese tea culture and history! In the restaurants nearby you can put your knowledge into practice!
  • Wonderful quiet peaceful place

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