Hangzhou Longjing Tea PlantationLongjing actually means, "Dragon Well", a place suitable for the planting of the famous green tea. Longjing Tea is one of China's best teas and is one reason for Hangzhou's international fame. The tea is grown in the Longjing mountain area of Hangzhou, southwest of the West Lake.
The flat and smooth tea leaves (resembling pine needles with a yellow to dark green color) brew a tea with light to dark green color, a fragrant scent, and a refreshing taste. The place is frequently visited by those who come for a taste of the Longjing tea, well noted for its greenness, fragrance, mellow taste, and beauty of tea leaves. It is located on Fenghuang Hill with a wide area of water and is rich in spring water.
Longjing Tea is on the toplist of the 10 most famous green teas in China. Now it is a place to taste tea for leisure. A trip to the village of Longjing is a drive along the verdant mountains. Tea terraces rise up on either side of the village and it's an interesting area to walk around and watch the locals at work.
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