Top 10 Most Beautiful Tea Gardens in China

Chinese tea gardens are generally in mountains and hills in south China. On top of the tea-growing and tea-making, these tea gardens also provide some interactive activities like tea ceremony, and tea processing display. Top 10 most beautiful tea gardens in China are as follows:

1. Yunnan Wuliang Mountain Tea Garden

Location: Nanjian County, Dali City, Yunnan Province, southeast of China

Main Tea Types: Pu erh tea, black tea

There is also Sakura in the garden, which attracts many tourists and shutterbug. The flowering phase is about 25 days, around late Nov. or early Dec. Although the highway has been paved to most of the areas in the garden, some remote spots still need to be visited on foot.

2. Yunnan Jingmai Tea Mountain

Location: Lancanglagu Autonomous County, Pu’er City, Yunnan Province

Main Tea Type: Pu’er tea

As one of a famous tea garden in China, it has the largest area of old tea trees in China. There is no boundary between planted tea trees and wild tea trees in this old tea garden, resulting in the difficulty of picking.

3. Guangdong Yingde Tea Garden

Location: Yingde, Qingyuan, Guangdong Province, southeast of China

Main Tea Type: Black tea

Yingde, honored with “the birthplace of Chinese black tea”, has become a comprehensive eco-agricultural tourism base. Tourists can make tea by themselves and participate in many activities like the tea picking, mountain marathon, photography, and mountain cycling.

4. Anhui Yaoxi Tea Garden

Location: Yaoxi Village, Xiuning County, Anhui Province, middle south of China

Main Tea Type: Black tea

When coming to April, the tea-picking season, you can see the splendid picture that vast tea trees are connected together like a green carpet in this Chinese tea garden. There are 3,000 acres of tea gardens in the whole village, where can bring 200,000 KG processed dry tea to the market.

5. Chongqing Tea and Bamboo Garden

Location: Yongchuan, Chongqing, middle south of China

Main Tea Type: Green tea

It is a forest park that 97 percent of it is covered by trees, providing abundant oxygen for tee trees. On top of the vast tea garden, there also has a bamboo forest.

6. Fujian Fuding Diantou Tea Garden

Location: Diantou Town, Fuding, Fujian Province, southeast of China

Main Tea Type: White tea

Surrounded by mountains and sea, Diantou is a township more like a world of tea trees. Of all the 10 most beautiful Chinese tea gardens, this is the only one that is famous for white tea. People who are good at picking tea will get together here to join in the manual tea-picking contest in the late of March annually.

7. Guangxi Liubao Tea Garden

Location: Liubao Town, Cangwu County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, south of China

Main Tea Type: Dark tea

In addition to the tea fields and tea processing factory, Liubao tea garden is well equipped with facilities to receive tourists. There are tea restaurants in unique architecture style, tea-relative products, exhibition of traditional tea processing equipment, on-site tea picking activity, tea processing display, tea ceremony, and barbecue outdoor.

8. Zhejiang Qianzhang Yougu Tea Garden

Location: Xinchang County, Zhejiang Province, east of China

Main Tea Type: Longjing tea

This tea garden in China plants good quality high mountain tea. The entrance of the garden has more than a thousand peach blossom trees and Sakura, making it a fictitious land of peace. There is a teahouse inside, where you can immerse yourself in the mountain streams and flowers with a cup of tea on your hand.

9. Zhejiang Hangzhou Longjing Tea Garden

Location: To the southwest of West Lake, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, east of China

Main Tea Type: Longjing tea

Longjing Village, the No.1 Tea Village, is famous for the production of the best Longjing tea. It is said that Qianlong, emperor of the Qing Dynasty (1636~1912) once spoke well of Longjing tea at a temple here on his journey to south China, so the 18 tea trees in front of the temple was given the title “the royal tea trees”.

10. Zhejiang Jingshan Tea Garden

Location: Jingshan, Yuhang, Zhejiang Province

Main Tea Type: Longjing tea

As the legend goes that Lu Yu, the Chinese tea master, lived in seclusion in Jingshan, where he began to plant, make and grind tea and wrote the “Book of Tea”. Later, the patriarch of Jingshan temple planted and inherited tea personally, and this Chinese tea garden became prosperous.

 Further Reading:

Meijiawu Tea Plantation

- Last updated on Sep. 04, 2019 -
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