Tea Gardens

(Cont’ from Rizhao page)

By official record, Rizhao is recognized as one of the top three seaside green tea cities by the World Tea Association. Rizhao produces 1,500 tons of tea annually, about 50% of Shandong’s total tea output. The best tea garden you should not miss is called, “Yu Hai Wan Tea Farm”. Plan to spend 2-3 hours to hear the owner, Mr. Pozi Bao‘s introduction to his tea farm, culture and rituals. You will be personally invited to pick, roast, and taste tea from deep-sea waters drilled 100 feet beneath the seabed. This will be a surprising and delightful experience. Mr. Bo is a living legend of Shandong’s tea culture. He writes poems, and shares many of his fabled stories about tea history. His tea is typically sold out before it hits the market. It is recommended to make a reservation before arriving.

Whenever the word, tea, is mentioned in China, few knew that Shandong’s green tea is becoming the top pick by China’s first tier tea merchants. Tea enthusiasts are always looking forward to the Tea Expo in Linyi. Qingdao’s Mt. Lao Green and the Rizhao Green has a crystal rich green tea color, tea leaves are robust to sustain a few rounds of water. Tea fragrance will echo in your mouth….

Tea leave pick season is in May. Best tea is sold years before harvest.

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