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"1000 People Brew Tea" at the Nantou Global Tea Expo

Last Sunday was the annual gathering of tea lovers from all over Taiwan to partake in the largest tea party on the island, and perhaps in the world. Roughly 2500 people of all ages sat down on a field to simply enjoy tea together. Each designated host brought their own style of tea brewing to the event to share with their guests. Here is our friend Penny, the national champion in the Elementary School Tea Brewing Competition representing her local culture from Lugu, Taiwan.

This is the first year since the event began 6 years ago that I did not brew tea, but instead was part of the working staff. This afforded me the opportunity to walk around and see the seemingly endless variety of tea brewing styles that each host designed and performed for their guests. It was really an amazing spectacle to behold. And it represented in living form the pervasive tea culture that is alive and thriving in Taiwan.

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2 Responses

Andy Kincart
Andy Kincart

November 04, 2015

Jo,
Likewise! Wish we had more time to visit and talk tea and whatever else! Please do keep in touch, and come back next year!

Jo
Jo

October 12, 2015

It was great meeting you at the event and thanks for all your help.

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