14) Tea Fields, China
One of the first things people think of when China is mentioned is tea. Tea has long been a part of Chinese culture and many locals believe it provides medicinal and restorative benefits. While traveling around China, head straight to the (tea) source. Go south west from Shanghai to Hangzhou. This is where you’ll find some of the most famous tea fields in China. Experience the meticulous beauty of row after perfectly manicured row of tea plants. This environment is far from the intense hustle and bustle of Shanghai, China’s largest city. What makes these tea fields so special? Each leaf is hand-picked and traditionally manufactured by the local women. Tea harvesting season is March – June, making this the best time to visit. Enjoy the mild spring temperatures and tour the fields by walking or cycling around at your own leisure.
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