The lingering fragrance of tea and the divine texture of shrimp: 龙井虾仁, a signature dish of Hangzhou, brings imperial pleasure to your dining experience.
As connoisseurs of tea, the Chinese have elaborate systems for brewing and growing it, yet, for Chinese tea enthusiasts, tea culture involves so much more. Besides the famous aromatic beverage, tea can also be turned into medicine, oil, and can be used in cooking. Longjing tea is great for dialing down the summer heat and goes well both with a meal and in a meal.
The story of Longjing shrimp, like many other classic dishes, relates to the Qianlong Emperor (乾隆皇帝), a Qing Dynasty (1616-1911) emperor known for his obsession with the region of Jiangnan (South of the River, 江南) and food. On an excursion to the South, Qianlong passed Hangzhou, the hometown of Longjing tea while touring the picturesque West Lake…
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