Soak In China's Tea Culture
Literally all the tea in China (okay, we exaggerate a bit), Maliandao hawks every conceivable type of tea available. The market is primarily for wholesalers, which explains the utilitarian look of the stores based around this one-kilometer or so stretch of road. Educate yourself on tea varieties by sitting down with vendors and sampling their wares; they are quite happy to do so—although you'll need to prepare for the sales pitch.
By Lisa Gay
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