Every April, the local Hangzhounese begin to pluck green tea from hills peppered with idyllic terraces. Spring is considered the best time of year to harvest, and once the flowers bloom, so begins a season of tea ceremonies to honor this prized crop.
A visit to the home of Longjing tea is not only a reviving getaway from the bustling city, but also an insight into the integral role tea has played in Chinese culture for centuries.
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