Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tea Fields of Hangzhou

After visiting the Lingyin Temple, we took a cable car up the mountain. Below us were some emerald-green tea fields. Known as Longjing Tea, the highly-prized (and expensive) tea from the area is grown. Longjing Tea is pan-roasted and was given the distinction of being labeled by the Qing dynasty emperor Kangxi as Imperial Tea.

From the top, we had a good view of the surroundings, including West Lake in the distance. Too bad it was hazy.

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