A highlight of our visit to China was when Mr Mai took us to the tea shop. The tea shops in China are sooo cool, unfortunately I didn’t have my camera with me – next time I will take photos.
So we went into the local tea shop (one of many down the main shopping street) to find it loaded with fresh tea, dried tea, tea cakes and all the tea accessories you would ever need.
Before you buy you can try… so we tried a couple of different types of green tea. The fresh green tea is so delicious; it’s a lot smoother and tastier than the dried stuff…. Its absolute heaven. Ok you coffee drinkers out there… compare a cheap supermarket instant coffee to a top of the line coffee in a top class cafe… that’s the difference we are talking about here!
Mr Mai was very generous and bought dad and I some gifts from the tea shop. I got a lovely cup (perfect for the office), a tea making set (little jug, sieve…etc), lots of yummy green tea, a beautiful little tea pot (that is too pretty to use) and some little Chinese tea cups the size of shot glasses.