Tea is for Tourists

Over the weekend while paging through a book about “odd roadside attractions”, we became curious about tourist attractions that relate to tea or the tea industry.

Below are  two we found to be interesting:

 Largest Teapot Monument – The Meitan Tea Museum 
MEITAN, China–At 73.8 meters in height( approx 239 feet high), and featuring a floor area of over 5,000 square meters, this unique teapot museum of Meitan, south west China, sets the new world record for the Largest Teapot Monument.

Of course if you don’t want to travel all the way to China, and you are willing to lower your expectations just a bit, you can always go to Chester, WV.

There you will find what the town claims to  be “The World’s Largest Teapot”

At 12 feet high, 44 feet wide, this “tea pot”  was originally built as a giant keg by William “Babe” Devon as part of a Hire’s Root Beer ad promotion. It was brought to Chester in 1938 and converted into a teapot to trumpet the region’s then vibrant pottery industry.

Let us know if you come across any tea related tourist attractions we should know about.  On future blogs we will share some of your suggestions with our readers.

Happy travels everyone!

– Shane Talbott

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