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A celebration of all the tea in China (4)

By Chen Ye (Shanghai Daily)

09:22, May 07, 2012

Tea retreats in Shanghai

Drinking cha in a teahouse and watching the passing scene is a good way to get a feel for the city. For example, peaceful, 150-year-old Huxin Ting in busy Yuyuan Garden is an ideal place for soaking up atmosphere.

Other recommended tea oases are Sijiaoting in Gulin Park, Delong Teahouse at Kangjian Road in Xuhui District and Tianyi Tea Plaza. There tea lovers can while away the time and buy good tea.

Here are a few tea retreats:

Jingyuan Tea Art House

Situated in downtown Shanghai, this tea house doubles as a small art gallery, with comfortable facilities and a relaxing atmosphere.

Address: 1 Wulumuqi Rd M.



Old Shanghai Teahouse

An ideal place for exotic teas.

Address: 385 Fangbang Rd M.



Delong Tea House

A traditional teahouse with a tranquil atmosphere, a friendly boss and an entire third floor devoted to tea drinking and a kung fu tea ceremony.

Address: 72 Kangjian Rd



Around Shanghai

Since fresh tea is coming onto the market, tea lovers can visit tea plantations, watch the harvest and buy tea on-site.



West Lake

This is the home of Dragon Well, one of China's most famous teas. The best place to pick tea is in Longjing Village near Xiwen Mountain.



Taihu Lake

Famous for Biluochun Tea, another legendary tea, Taihu Lake near Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, is an attractive destination in spring tea-picking season. Biluochun Tea was originally grown on Dongting Mountain near Taihu Lake.



Yellow Mountain

Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) is the best place for Huangshan Maofeng Tea, where people gather in May to pick tea and appreciate Hui-style architecture.



Lushan Mountain

Lushan Yunwu Tea, another legendary tea, is grown on Lushan Mountain where many important figures built vacation retreats.


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