Located in Hangzhou, the National Tea Museum was opened to the public in 1991 and showcases the ancient traditional tea culture of China. With China being the birthplace of tea, the history of tea in China is considered to be an important part of traditional Oriental culture. The museum showcases tea production methods as well as various different types of tea, giving visitors to the National Tea Museum an understanding of the fascinating background of Chinese tea. The museum comprises six halls - the Hall of Tea History, the Kaleidoscope Hall, the Hall of Tea Properties, the Tea-friendship Hall, the Tea Sets Hall, and the Tea Customs Hall - with each hall having something different on offer. A research institute is also located on the museum premises and guests may be given the opportunity to witness tea art performances.
Open daily (except on Mondays) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Around 1 – 2 hours
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
The Hall of Tea History, the Kaleidoscope Hall, the Hall of Tea Properties, the Tea-friendship Hall, the Tea Sets Hall, and the Tea Customs Hall
Prayer room facilities at National Tea Museum will be unavailable for Muslim travellers but it is possible to visit some of the mosques near National Tea Museum in Hangzhou such as the Hangzhou Phoenix Mosque. The Hangzhou Phoenix Mosque is the main mosque in Hangzhou and is located on the Zhongshan Road.
Halal food at National Tea Museum will be unavailable but Muslim travellers could visit some of the Halal restaurants in Hangzhou such as the Dongyishun Restaurant, Phoenix Mosque Restaurant and Xianglin Halal Restaurant, which are all popular restaurants in the area. Travellers could also opt for vegetarian or seafood cuisine at some of the local restaurants in Hangzhou.