Tea, the most common starter beverage is cultivated in Hangzhou, China. The use of tea in China for medical and hospitable purposes is not unknown to the world. The grown tea in Longjing Tea Fields, known as Longjing Tea as well as The Dragon Well Tea is the best tea of China and one of the finest teas of the world.
The Spectacular Longjing Tea Fields stretch on 334 hectares of land in the precincts of West Lake Scenic Area. The Dragon Well Tea Fields are the base of state’s tea production. The tea gets its name from the Dragon Well, hardly two meters in diameter. The visitors get mesmerized by the tea aroma as they step in the fields. The best visiting time to experience the magic in these greens fields at the foot of mountains is during the harvesting time of tea, from the first week of March till May.
The Dragon Well village and Fields get the name from The Dragon Well. The discovery of this well goes back to 230 A.D. The term Longjing was used by the Royals to describe the taste and top quality of the tea, from the tea fields surrounding the Dragon Well. A famous story connected with the Longjing tea is its praise as “Green Queen’ due to its aroma and taste. The tea from the Longjing Tea Fields also got an approval from Emperor Qianlong who was considered as a true connoisseur of teas.
The Longjing Tea Fields are not just a place to visit but a heart of hospitality where Chinese culture can be explored. The fields lie with mountains on one side and modern town houses and homes on the other side. The tourists specially visit the vast Longjing Tea Fields to taste the deep green tea. The most famous saying about tea by T’ien Yi-heng is “Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world” and so can be observed in the Longjing Tea Fields. The tourists mostly visit in the evening time, sipping the tea in the green vast fields, chatting over and getting the demonstration of the tea making process.
The Google rating is 3.5 stars. The winters are not the best time to visit Longjing Tea Fields. The shops on the plantation can be overpriced in the times of tourist high peak season. The settlement is charming as expressed by most of the visitors. A simple walk through the Longjing Tea Fields is an enchanting experience. The Longjing Tea Fields are also used for multipurpose photo shoots, mostly of wedded couples or advertisements. The hiking on the tea filled mountains is yet another interesting activity that is carried out by several adventure lovers.