There are so many amazing places to drink tea, and quite frankly, we will drink tea anywhere, but here are some of our favorite spots around Taiwan. Please use the comments to share your favorite spot to drink tea, we'd love to hear from you.
This event is truly unique, it is a showcase for skilled traditional tea makers to reach a global audience in a region of Taiwan steeped in tea history.
This place is famous for Pearl Milk tea (also called Boba or Bubble tea).
Once a meeting place for artists and activists during the period of martial law in Taiwan, this teahouse retains it's artistic vibe while promoting tea culture with educational events and performances.
In the heart of Taroko Gorge this waterfall provides the perfect backdrop for an outdoor tea brewing session.
With a tea room and a retail space the Lugu Farmer's Association acts a a hub for farmers and tea lovers alike.
A modern tea room on the top floor of the National Palace museum with tea, delicious snacks and beautiful mountain views.
In the mountains of Hsinchu county, this waterfall makes for an excellent spot to brew some tea and soak in the natural beauty.
While not technically a "spot", this is probably our favorite way to enjoy a cup of tea. Here is Andy having a laugh with Mr. Chen one of the tea farmers we work with.
This spot was the inspiration for the classic Miyazaki movie Spirited Away and it is a great place to go and enjoy a pot of tea and take a stroll.
The name says it all. This annual event draws crowds of more than 2500 people to sample the myriad of brewing styles and teas.
A quiet spot to sit and reflect while drinking a pot of tea.
Drinking tea here feels like being transported back in time and serves as a tranquil haven in an otherwise bustling Taichung.
A tiny village at the southern tip of Taiwan that has cultivated a type of tea called Gang Kou Cha since the 1880's.
A teahouse with amazing views in the mountains South of Taipei serving tea from all over Taiwan as well as many creative dishes cooked with tea.
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This month's batch of tea being shared with the Eco-Cha Tea Club was made by Mr. Su — an 80 year-old artisan of traditional Dong Ding Oolong Tea. He planted a plot of the Tie Guan Yin strain in his backyard several years ago, and this is the second time we've sourced this tea type from him. Mr. Su is our favorite representative of traditionally made tea in Taiwan, and it brings us a special kind of joy to be able to share his tea with our tea club members.
This batch has a particularly sweet character, with slightly tangy, fruity notes and a pleasantly clean lingering aftertaste. It has just enough of that cured, almost fermented character that makes it reminiscent of a traditionally made Tie Guan Yin Oolong. But given that it was only roasted once, it maintains a mild flavor profile similar to a Hong Shui Oolong.