The Chinese National Tea Museum is situated at the Double Peaks, one of the ten famous sceneries in West Lake, Hangzhou. With Jiqing Mountain to it's north and Wulao Mountain to its south and beautiful gardens throughout this serene setting hosts many important tea competitions, exhibitions and trainings. An important historic facility the museum includes exhibits on topics including;
Tea Varieties and Processing
The winner of numerous prestigious awards the museum does a great job in continuing to educate both foreigners and the Chinese about tea culture throughout the ages. We really enjoyed our visit here.
As you approach the museum from the gardens this lovely statue of Lu Yu, the founder and father of tea, stands to greet guests.
This giant Pu'erh tuo cha hangs on the wall at the landing between the first and second floors of the Museum.
The Museum has an extensive Pu'erh exhibit with tuo cha's, compressed Pu'erh tea, in many shapes and sizes.