Do you like tea and travel? If you do, this travel recommend will help. 10 places in China that have both beautiful landscapes and famous teas, such as West lake and Huangshan mountain.
These 10 places are centers of Chinese tea culture, You will not regret to visit them.
1. Xihu lake
Lying in Hangzhou City of Zhejiang Province, the West Lake is a world famous tourist spot. Embraced by green hills on three sides. The whole lake is divided into 5 sections, namely the Outer Lake, North Inner Lake, West Inner lake, Yue Lake and Little South Lake, by Gu hill, Sudi Causeway, Baiti Causeway and Ruangong Mound.
The beauty of the west lake lies in its lingering charm that survives the changes of seasons in a year and of hours in a day.
What kind of tea you should drink in this place: West Lake Longjing Green Tea
2. Taihu Lake
Located across Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces, the Taihu Lake is the third largest freshwater lake in China, with a perimeter of about 400 kilometers. Surrounded by 72 various peaks, the lake has 48 islets, large or small. The soul of the Taihu Lake lies in the Wuxi Taihu Lake Scenic Zone, which is located to the north of the lake while the area’s most attractive spot is the Turtle Head Islet.
What kind of tea you should drink in this place: Biluochun Green tea
3. Anxi County
About this sound Anxi County is a county of the municipal region of Quanzhou, in southern Fujian province, People’s Republic of China. It lies adjacent to and directly north of Xiamen.
Anxi is well known for a number of varieties of Oolong tea, the best-known of which is Tieguanyin (“Iron Boddhisatva of Mercy”). Anxi Tieguanyin is classified as one of the Top 10 Chinese Tea.
What kind of tea you should drink in this place: Tieguanyin Oolong Tea
4. Cheyun mountain
Many high mountains, located in southern Henan Province, such as Mt. Cheyun, Mt. Jiyun, and Mt. Tianyun, surround the location in order to support environmental humidification and moisture. Moreover, the location is abundant with forests, clouds, rainfall, with large temperature difference between day and night. These geographical advantages help keep Xinyang’s soil healthy and fertile, while trees more efficiently absorb chemical elements to produce higher quality green tea.
What kind of tea you should drink in this place: Xinyang Maojian Green Tea
5. Mabian County
Almost half amount of people living in Mabian are Yi minority. Some of them who stay in remote areas still keep some ancient traditions, such as fire worship and nature worship. The total 2034 km² of lands of Mabian contain over 1300km²of forests, some areas of which are designated as wild Panda protection zone. By far, Mabian, far from polluted big cities of China, has been an excellent environment for tea cultivation.
What kind of tea you should drink in this place: Yellow Tea Flower field
6. Junshan island
Junshan Island is an island in Hunan province in China on Dongting Lake. The name means Princesses’ Island, and derives from the legend of the Xiang River goddesses. It is only 1 kilometre in width. It was formerly a Daoist retreat.
What kind of tea you should drink in this place: Junshan Silver Needle White Tea
7. Huangshan mountain
Huangshan is a mountain range in southern Anhui province in eastern China. Vegetation on the range is thickest below 1,100 meters (3,600 ft), with trees growing up to the treeline at 1,800 meters (5,900 ft).
Huangshan is a frequent subject of traditional Chinese paintings and literature, as well as modern photography. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of China’s major tourist destinations.
What kind of tea you should drink in this place: Yellow Mountain Fuzz Tip
8. Lincang city
Lincang is a prefecture-level city located in the southwest of Yunnan province, People’s Republic of China. Lincang is the mountainous home of the Wa ethnic minority and was historically seen as too “wild” to be worth settling by neighboring powers, notably British Burma and ancient China. This may have had some connection to the Wa’s image as head-hunters.
What kind of tea you should drink in this place: Golden wool Black Tea
9. Wuyi Mountains
The Wuyi Mountains are a mountain range located in the prefecture of Nanping, in northern Fujian province near the border with Jiangxi province, China. The highest peak in the area is Mount Huanggang at 2,158 metres (7,080 ft) on the border of Fujian and Jiangxi, making it the highest point of both provinces; the lowest altitudes are around 200 metres (660 ft). Many oolong and black teas are produced in the Wuyi Mountains, including Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) and Lanpsang souchong.
What kind of tea you should drink in this place: Lapsang Souchong Black Tea
10. Qimen County
Qimen County is a county in Anhui Province, People’s Republic of China, under the jurisdiction of Huangshan City. It has a population of 190,000 and an area of 2,257 square kilometres (871 sq mi). The government of Qimen County is located in Qishan Town.
What kind of tea you should drink in this place: Keemun Black tea
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