A Longjing tea plantation at Fuchun Resort in Hangzhou. Photo: Cedric Tan

How to get hands-on picking and roasting China’s Longjing tea, famous brew from Hangzhou’s West Lake

The variety of green tea historically grown around the scenic West Lake is among the best in China, and the spring picking season has become a tourist draw. Here’s everything you need to know about joining in the harvest 

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A Longjing tea plantation at Fuchun Resort in Hangzhou. Photo: Cedric Tan
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Cedric Tan

Cedric Tan

Cedric Tan is Le Founder and Chief of Le Concierge Orient, luxury travel website and publisher of the LCO Top 10 Lists which recognises and awards the very best luxury hotels, restaurants and spas across Asia. A seasoned travel and gourmet columnist since 2003, he is passionate about the refinements of grand hospitality and has reviewed many of the top hotels and restaurants across the continent.