Tuesday 10 May
After a hotel buffet breakfast, we went to the West Lake region and popped into Longjing Tea Plantation Visit.
It’s a musuem about all things tea. I’m not a tea drinker but it’s quite fascinating learning about tea.
We then sat in a room where we had a tea tasting and learnt about how to prepare and drink the tea. The water had to be at a certain temperature for each tea.
I found each of the varieties very nice.
This is a Jasmine flower. It looks like a ball but when added to hot water it opens up.
Next, we visited West Lake and took a stroll around some of the huge beautiful lake.
Then it was off to lunch.
Sticky lotus root
Vegetable hot pot
After lunch it was time to head off to the airport for a flight to Guilin and then a 2 hour ride to Yangshuo. Hangzhou is a hub outside of Shanghai where foreign companies set up. It’s a developed city.