14 Spots to Drink Tea in Taiwan That Can't Be Missed

April 19, 2016 1 Comment

There are so many amazing places to drink tea, and quite frankly, we will drink tea anywhere, especially when enjoying tea from our own tea selection. Here, in no particular order, are some of our favorite spots around Taiwan to drink tea. Please use the comments to share your favorite spot to drink tea. We'd love to hear from you!

Nantou County Global Tea Expo – Nantou

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. Here, you can meet all kinds of tea makers and browse the various kinds of tea they sell. And of course, there's plenty of tea to taste test!

Chun Shui Tang – Taichung

This place is famous for Pearl Milk tea (also called Boba or Bubble tea). Besides their most famous offering, you can order other types of teas as well as order full meals to enjoy with it.

Pearl milk tea from Chun Shui Tang in Taichung, Taiwan

Pearl milk tea from Chun Shui Tang in Taichung, Taiwan

Wisteria Tea House – Taipei

Once a meeting place for artists and activists during the period of martial law in Taiwan, this tea house retains it's artistic vibe while promoting tea culture with educational events and performances.

Wisteria tea house in Taipei, Taiwan

Wisteria tea house in Taipei, Taiwan

Eternal Spring Shrine Waterfall (長春祠瀑布) – Taroko Gorge

In the heart of Taroko Gorge this waterfall provides the perfect backdrop for an outdoor tea brewing session.

Eternal Waterfall Spring Shrine

Eternal Spring Waterfall in Taiwan

The Lugu Farmer's Association – Lugu

With a tea room and a retail space the Lugu Farmer's Association acts a a hub for farmers and tea lovers alike.

Having tea at the Lugu Farmer's Association

Having tea at the Lugu Farmer's Association

Sanxitang Teahouse 三希堂 – National Palace Museum, Taipei

A modern tea room on the top floor of the National Palace museum with tea, delicious snacks and beautiful mountain views.

Sanxitang restaurant in the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan

Sanxitang restaurant in the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan

Maliguang Waterfall (馬里光瀑布) – Yulao

In the mountains of Hsinchu county, this waterfall makes for an excellent spot to brew some tea and soak in the natural beauty.

Maliguang Waterfall

Maliguang Waterfall

With a Tea Farmer – Wherever you can

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.

Eco-Cha's Andy Kincart having tea with a tea farmer

Eco-Cha's Andy Kincart having tea with tea farmer Mr. Chen

Jiufen – Keelung

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.

Jiufen in northern Taiwan

Jiufen in northern Taiwan

1000 People Brew Tea – Nantou

The name says it all. This annual event draws crowds of more than 2500 people to sample the myriad of brewing styles and teas.

1000 People Brew event in Nantou

1000 People Brew event in Nantou County, Taiwan

Forest Mountain Falls (森山瀑布) – Xiongkong, Sanxia

A quiet spot to sit and reflect while drinking a pot of tea.

Forest Mountain Falls in Taiwan

Forest Mountain Falls

Wu Wei Tsao Tang Teahouse (無為草堂) – Taichung

Drinking tea here feels like being transported back in time and serves as a tranquil haven in an otherwise bustling Taichung. Order some oolong tea and snacks and kick back and view the koi lazily swim around the centrally located fishpond.

Wu Wei Tsao Tang teahouse in Taichung, Taiwan

Man Zhou – Pingtung

A tiny village at the southern tip of Taiwan that has cultivated a type of tea called Gang Kou Cha since the 1880's.

Manzhou in Pingtung county in Taiwan

Manzhou in Pingtung county in Taiwan

Yao Yue Teahouse – Maokong

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.

Yaoyue tea house in Maokong near Taipei, Taiwan

Yaoyue tea house in Maokong near Taipei, Taiwan

Where is your favorite spot to drink tea?

Use the comments to tell us where you like to drink tea!


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Hsueh Wen Shan
Hsueh Wen Shan

December 18, 2018

Easy, nature , quiet .

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