Longjing tea fields

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Zarza's Travels
China373 contributions
Mar 2021 • Solo
Ended up riding through Longjing village on a bike ride around Hangzhou. Wonderful village, with mile upon mile of tea leaves each side! A main town was full of restaurants and tea bars - I'm amazed so many can stay in business! Ended up going up a long hill on the bike, before entering a long tunnel and coming out to even more tea fields the other side. Wonderful to see the women working picking the leaves. I do need to work on mastering how to drink the tea, I find the physical tea leaves annoying in the drink! Needs to be strained, although locals don't seem to drink it that way. If you like the outdoors, walking or cycling I highly recommend planning a few hours here!
Written April 1, 2021
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,613 contributions
Dec 2020 • Friends
We thought the fields were neat with how they were lined up. There is a section near the National Tea Museum which we spent most of our time in but we didn't spend too much time before moving on. We were here for about half an hour before moving on.
Written December 22, 2020
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Stephen C
1,055 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
This is a “home” of the famous Longjin green tea. Recommend getting there through the ‘Jiuxi 18 bends path’ as it’s the scenic route through very shallow streams that you can wade through water that is at ankle deep only.

I strongly recommend should stopping for a cup of the world famous Longjin green tea. Most stores also offer home cooked meals.
Written August 2, 2020
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denisgie
Shanghai, China249 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
After few? months being stucked in Shanghai I was? completely starving for some natural environment and some greenery, this place had fully fulfilled my expectations. I was lucky enough to be there during the rainy season to see the mist just surrounding the mountains and tea tarasses. it was truly amazing and refreshing experience🙂😊
Written July 2, 2020
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asthecrowsfly2
Melbourne, Australia189 contributions
Aug 2019
We visited this lovely little tea village in August 2019 as part of a tour. It was clearly aimed at tourists. Interesting information about tea, and a demonstration with iodine to show the benefits of drinking green tea. Hard push for sales of tea, green tea in tablet form, and concentrated tablets. They package it on the spot - on the conference room table, so you can watch it get sealed. They pack a lot of tea into the tins as they seal it. We did buy some tea and some other tea related products. Pretty gardens and courtyards. Worth a visit here even though we felt a little rushed.
Written June 14, 2020
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Great experiences
Newcastle, Australia49 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Such beautiful countryside. So green and so much tea grown there.
Interesting talk on green tea and tasting.
Written December 22, 2019
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Doctors Without Borders
Columbus, OH44 contributions
Aug 2019
Amazing place to visit, lots of tea houses which can seat for a cup of tea, buy tea. 20 Lean small container.
Written December 21, 2019
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Kelsey W
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Dec 2019 • Friends
Came here as part of a government subsidized tour via UTO. We knew what we were getting into, hard sales pitches, gimmicks, and magic tricks. They first put a cup of green tea leafs in front of you. Then dramatically pour about a half inch of hot water into your cup. Tourists pick up the cups, sniff them, comment on how awful it smells (seaweed or spinach- does not smell like what an American would drink stateside)...after tourists sip the tea, the presenter tells you it’s not for drinking only smelling and everyone enthusiastically sighs. Then the women come back around and fill the same cup to the brim with water. No, this doesn’t change the taste. Everyone still seemed turned off by the odor. To each their own! The presenter talks about the benefits and people seem bored or like they’ve heard it before. Then they come around with pans of tea for people to smell and take a piece or two to chew. People still only seem somewhat interested. NOW here is where the magic happens! The presenter takes a glass and fills it halfway with rice. She tells us the rice represents our gut. She then pours in iodine and says it represents toxins. She swirls it around until the rice is black and tells us this is what we do to our body, and that many people drink water to detox. She pours boiling water over the iodine coated rice. She stirs it up and the water and rice are black. She tells us water does nothing. BUT WAIT! Now she pours green tea in...and like MAGIC...the rice and water turn white! She proceeds to tell you that green tea detoxes you, yin and yang! Bad choices corrected by good choices in a happy balance. The room gasps! It’s a miracle! Suddenly that green tea they hated doesn’t taste so bad! People frantically suck down the tea they hated before, in the hopes to yang all the yin they’ve done in their past. Guys - be smart. Google this magic trick, you can find a scientific explanation for the chemical reaction you witness at this location. You have a liver and kidneys for a reason! Green tea will not undo years of damage to your intestines. You did not witness a detox and that will not occur inside your body. This tea is overpriced, because the cash you spend goes back into getting more gullible tourists to China to spend lots of money - there is a reason your tour cost $299 plus mandatory gratuity. Please don’t feed into this scheme. Use your brains folks. Buy tea if you like tea, there are studies that show there are benefits to green tea, but nowhere near what this place is claiming. Enjoy the views, it is still a working plantation and it is stunning. Your tour will limit the time you spend there and photo time will be minimal. Sneak out of the presentation and enjoy the view and the courtyard.
Written December 19, 2019
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Heng
Singapore, Singapore3,530 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Had a driver who brought us here. We were apparently speaking to someone important in the village. We had a very informative session with her learning about the various types of tea leaves and how to differentiate them. Apparently the tea leaves here are of a much better quality and the government restricted them from setting up stalls elsewhere and could only carry out direct sales. Oh yes, longjing tea leaves can be eaten. We tried, interesting flavor and crunchy.
Written December 18, 2019
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1ChuckW
Rapid City, SD74 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
We went as part of a tour group it was very informative on the process of growing and getting the tea leaves picked and ready for our use
Written December 11, 2019
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