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China National Tea Museum

China National Tea Museum



China National Tea Museum Located in the Dragon Well Village -- a tea growing area south of the West Lake District in
Hangzhou, the China National Tea Museum was completed and opened to the public in October
1990.

This museum occupies an area of 3,500 square meters and comprises 4 groups of buildings with
displays outlining the traditions of growing tea south of the Yangtze River. Here you can learn about
the history of tea, the best varieties and the etiquette of tea drinking in China.

It is one of the largest theme museums in Hangzhou City, the China Tea Museum lies with the
green hills at its back and tea plantations in front. In the museum the trees made a shade
everywhere with flowers in bloom all the year round. It is a calm and quiet place for relaxing and
enjoying a cup of tea.

The four separated buildings are respectively of exhibition, tea sipping and tasting, tea service ceremony, and multi-function.

The exhibition building is again divided into 6 exhibition zones, including history of tea-growing, the varieties and distribution of tea in China, events
related to tea, various tea utensils used in the old dynasties and tea-drinking habits in different parts of China with tea-related culture. Visitors can
also learn about the scientific and technological aspects of tea growing and processing.

China National Tea Museum No.2 building has been a fine locale for a number of cultural activities on tea, including a series of
international seminars on tea culture and exchange.

No. 3 and 4 buildings serve as tea drinking and performance sections, which not only introduce you
the way to drink tea in detail, but also display various drinking rituals seen in different provinces and
foreign countries.

 

 

 
 


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