China National Tea Museum

Tea garden
Tea plant
 National Tea Museum Pictures
China is the birthplace of tea with the longest history of tea culture. Today tea culture is a bright pearl in traditional Oriental culture. The China National Tea Museum was opened in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province in 1991. It is located in Longjing (Dragon Well) Village, west of charming West Lake, and covers an area of 22,000 square meters (about 5.4 acres) with a 3500 square meter (about 0.9 acres) construction area.

China National Tea Museum is the only one in the country with the tea theme. It has no external walls but is enclosed by vegetation giving the unique impression that the halls and the tea plants inside depend upon each other. Additionally, one hundred distinctive Chinese characters relating to tea are enchased in the road to add color to your trip.

China National Tea Museum is comprised of four groups of buildings which display the history and development of tea in China. The exhibition building is divided into six halls to show the history of growing and processing of tea. They are the Hall of Tea History, the Kaleidoscope Hall, the Hall of Tea Properties, the Tea-friendship Hall, the Tea Sets Hall, and the Tea Customs Hall. Here, different halls illuminate different aspects of tea and its culture in the long history. The Tea Customs Hall is recommended. Here visitors can discover the great impact of tea on the lives of various minority groups of the country. The Kaleidoscope Hall features more than three hundred kinds of tea, including the six basic types of tea of the country and some reprocessed teas. To learn more about these kinds of tea, take a digital earphone upon arrival.
Chinese Black Tea
Compressed tea
tea pot
Porcelain and pottery tea pots

Besides functioning as a museum, here is also a research institution which often holds conferences on tea and its culture. This work has received much attention from government as well as other sectors of society. Inside China National Tea Museum, visitors also have opportunities to see a tea art performance and drink teas in a calm and quiet place.

How to get to China National Tea Museum

Take bus 27 or 87 and get off at Shuangfeng Station.
Hangzhou Bus / Metro Search

Entrance Fee Free
Opening Hours

May - Oct. 7: 9:00-17:00;
Oct. 8 - Apr.: 08:30 - 16:30
* It is closed on every Monday.

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- Last updated on Apr. 12, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on China National Tea Museum
Asked by S.clark from AUSTRALIA | May. 05, 2019 14:55Reply
We were recently on a trip a deal and visited the Hangzhou Tea Museum
And I bought a tin on the green Longjong tea and now home regret not buying the large green packet in the demonstration.
Is there a way I can buy this and get it sent to Australia?

Thank you. :)
Answers (1)
Answered by Lily from CANADA | May. 05, 2019 23:56

You may have try in on line shopping websites like Amazon, T-mall and Taobao. However, it is hard to say if you can buy the authentic tea and the freight charge may cost a lot.
Asked by Becky from USA | Apr. 26, 2019 10:53Reply
Hello, I'l be staying at the Grand Hyatt Hangzhou. What is the best route to the tea museum please?
I will be taking public transportation. I assume the bus is the best way to travel between the hotel and the museum. Many thanks.
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Answered by Lily from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 27, 2019 23:26

You can walk north around 600m to take Bus Line 27 to Shuangfeng Station and then walk west about 400m to the museum. It takes about 1 hour.

However, you can also take a taxi directly. It takes about 30mins and the cab fare is about CNY20.
Answered by Becky from USA | Apr. 28, 2019 18:44

Very helpful! Thank you so much.
Asked by Charmaine from SINGAPORE | Aug. 01, 2017 20:57Reply
Tea Appreciation Class in Hangzhou
Hi I would like to know if its possible to take a tea appreciation class at the national tea museum (or anywhere else in the city).
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Answered by Jane from CANADA | Aug. 02, 2017 01:00

You can take a tea appreciation class at the tea museum. In addition, this museum will close on Monday.
Answered by Charmaine from SINGAPORE | Aug. 06, 2017 21:12

Great! Thanks for the information. How can we go about booking a class? And what are the fees?
Asked by KIIZII | Mar. 09, 2016 07:22Reply
Bus No.87 stops for China National Tea Museum
Hello, where can I find more info about where I can catch the bus No.87 to go to the museum?
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Answered by Ali from GERMANY | Mar. 10, 2016 01:00

Well, the bus runs between Huanglong Tourist Hub and the T-juction of Zhijiang Road Nanfu Road. It mainly runs around the west bank of the West Lake. There are many stops, so you can easily get onto the bus. :)
Asked by Max from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 03, 2016 23:22Reply
Hangzhou Day Trip
I am planning to visit the city for a day from Shanghai. I will be arriving at the East Station. I would like to visit Louwailou, West Lake, Silk museum, lingyin temple, tea museum and dragon well village. I have from about 9:30 to 21:30. What route can I take? (With as much public transport as possible) Basically an itinerary.
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Answered by Max | Jan. 04, 2016 03:28

I would also like to see the impressions show and instead of lou wai lou I would like to go to Lucha.
Answered by Lily from USA | Jan. 04, 2016 03:47

Well, first of all, I'm afraid that your time is not enough to tour around these scenic areas. You are suggested to give up tea museum and Dragon Well Village.

Then the suggested sightseeing route is: Lingyin Temple - West Lake - Silk Museum - Lvsha Restaurant - West Lake Impression.
Answered by Max from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 04, 2016 15:54

Hi. Also, what public transport can I use this get from place to place?
Answered by Lily | Jan. 04, 2016 20:03

To West Lake: take bus line 7 from Lingyin Station to Yuemiao Station, and enter the scenic area.
To Silk Museum: take bus line 12 from Dongpo Road Qingchun Intersection to Silk Museum.
To Lvcha Restaurant: take bus line 87 from Silk Museum Station to Shuangfeng Station.
To West Lake Impression: take bus line 27 from Shuangfeng Station to Yuemiao Station. :)
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