What to Buy in Yueyang
Junshan Yinzhen Tea(君山银针茶)
Junshan Yinzhen Tea is the most famous yellow tea in China and is historically a tribute tea. The climate and soil where it grows create a special sweet fruit aroma and light sugarcane taste. Tea drinkers should be aware that much of the Junshan Yinzhen Tea on the market is actually processed as green tea. It is also common for tea producers to use tea bushes brought in from other provinces. The Junshan Yinzhen Tea is processed according to the traditional yellow tea methods, which takes at least 72 hours to make. Junshan Yinzhen Tea, highly regarded ever since the Tang Dynasty (618-907), and produced on Junshan Island of Dongting Lake in Yueyang, is noted for its golden color and fresh taste.
Yuezhou Fan, one of the three well-known Craft Fans in China (the other two are: Hangzhou Fan and Suzhou Fan), has over 380 years' history. With its unique art style, it enjoys a good reputation with the Suzhou Fan and Hangzhou Fan. There are more than 200 kinds of fans, such as paper fan, silk fan, feather fan, bone fan, palace fan, wood fan, etc.
Hunan Lotus Seed(湘莲)
Hunan lotus seed is called "Hunan lotus". Hunan Lotus Seed is another famous local product in Yueyang. Hunan lotus seeds are big and full, white and round, delicate in texture, fragrant and sweet. They have the functions of lowering blood pressure, strengthening spleen and stomach, calming mind, strengthening lung and clearing heart. It is called "Gonglian" in history, and has been planted for two or three thousand years.
Yuezhou Celadon is one of the six famous celadons during the Tang Dynasty(618-907). It has the merit of the ancient celadon made from the high-quality kaolin. Yuezhou Celadon is a good gift to friends and relatives. It is a part of the traditional culture of China, which can reflect the unique Chinese national style.
Tortoise and Snake Wine(龟蛇酒)
This wine is made from five kinds of foodstuff with the liquid made from tortoise and snake(cobra and coral snake), adding with 10 kinds of medicine materials. The wine is red and transparent, with good taste and rich nutrition. It is good for health.
With a long history, Chuanshan Embroidery enjoys a high reputation and is the masterpiece of traditional folk arts. Chuanshanping Town in Miluo City is known as the town of embroidery. The main products are mainly tablecloth, curtain, bedgown, pillowslip, quilt cover and so on. When come to Yueyang, it is good to buy the Chuanshan Embroidery as gifts to friends and relatives.
Chuanshan Brush Pen(川山毛笔)
Are you struggling with finding the right brush pen to practice your calligraphy with? Perhaps you are just looking to explore the different choices out there. Today you can find too many choices of different brush pens on the market, and if you are new to the brush calligraphy, it might feel overwhelming when it comes to finding the right one. However, Chuanshan Brush Pen is the best for calligraphy lovers. The Weasel Hair Brush Pen and Goat Hair Brush Pen are the two main kinds of the calligraphic writing brush. Other brush pens like the Encaustic Brush Pen are also very popular.
Where to Buy in Yueyang
The recommended places to buy local products:
- Yueyang Local Products Shop(岳阳特产店)
Add: No. 165 North Dongting Road, Yueyanglou District, Yueyang City, Hunan(湖南省岳阳市岳阳楼区洞庭北路165号)
- Qingshanzhai Local Products Shop(青山寨特产)
Add: No. 131 Milan Street, Tianluncheng(天伦城米兰街131号)
- Junshan Yellow Tea Shop(君山黄茶)
Add: No. 141 Xueyuan Road(学院路141号)
- Wanhui Local Products Shop(晚辉土特产店)
Add: No. S308, Pingjiang County, Yueyang City, Hunan(湖南省岳阳市平江县S308)
- Doubanjiang Pingjiang Local Products Shop(逗拌匠平江特产店)
Add: No. 203 Qijialing Street, Yueyanglou District, Yueyang, Hunan(湖南省岳阳市岳阳楼区奇家岭街203号)
- Wal-Mart(East Qingnian Road, Yueyang)(沃尔玛(岳阳青年东路分店))
Add: The Junction of East Qingnian Road and South Tonghai Road, Yueyanglou District, Yueyang, Hunan(湖南省岳阳市岳阳楼区青年东路与通海南路交叉口)
Add: The Junction of Jianxiang Road and Middle Qingnian Road, Yueyanglou District, Yueyang(岳阳市岳阳楼区建湘路与青年中路交叉口)
- Jiulong Supermarket(Wulipai)(九龙超市(五里牌店))
Add: Next to KFC, Dongmaoling Road, Yueyanglou District, Yueyang, Hunan(湖南省岳阳市岳阳楼区东茅岭路肯德基旁)