Wukuaishi Wholesale Tea and Spice Market 五块石茶叶市场
A good place to stock up on Sichuan grown teas; also can find pu erh, long jing, Iron Buddha and other well known Chinese teas. Even if you don’t need 10KG of tea this massive collection of tea shops is a market as fascinating as it is fragrant. With incredible variety and selection you are able to see shops drying, packaging and processing tea leaves of all shapes and sizes. If you’re in the market to buy, you can pull up a seat and taste what you want before you purchase. It’s also one of the better and cheaper places to buy tea sets and accessories. Metro line opening soon!
Just down the street from the tea market the wholesale spice market is a spectacle in and of itself. It is the market that services all restaurants and spice traders in the city and the sheer scale of it (1000s of kilos of chilis….) can be overwhelming. The smell is intoxicating as you walk into the covered area and explore the immense amounts of spices used across the kitchens of the city. While it can be difficult to buy less than a half kilo (1 jin) of anything at a time, it can be a good place to find a greater variety of spices like turmeric or varieties of non-Sichuan pepper, than in other markets of the city. Or just have your choice of 7 different types of huajiao
Address: Sect. 1st, Rongbei Shangmao Rd. 蓉北商贸大道一段