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14 spots to drink tea in Taiwan that can't be missed

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. 

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.

Nantou Global Tea Expo

Chun Shui Tang – Taichung

This place is famous for Pearl Milk tea (also called Boba or Bubble tea).

 Chun Shui Tang

Wisteria Teahouse – Taipei

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.

WIsteria Tea House

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 Spring Shrine Waterfall

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.

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.

San Xi Tang Teahouse at the National Palace Museum Taipei

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 (馬里光瀑布), Yulao

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.

Andy and Mr. Chen drinking tea

Jiu Fen – 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.

Jiu Fen

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 Tea Event

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

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

San Xia Waterfall

Wu Wei Cao 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.

Wu Wei Cao Tang Teahouse

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.

Man Zhou - Gang Kou Cha

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.

Yao Yue Teahouse

Where is your favorite spot to drink tea?

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4 Responses

Lillian Lu
Lillian Lu

April 17, 2017

I’d like to recommend one teahouse that I really love it: “Letterpress Tea House 無事生活” in Taipei! (near Taipei 101)
You can have a customized course of oriental style about tea or flower,or just drink ecological tea and feel peace with yourself. It is very suitable for the first and last stop as a trip in Taiwan.

Kathy Benavides
Kathy Benavides

February 14, 2017

I liked drinking tea with the farmer who sold me some of his at the Renshan Botanic Gardens in Yilan County 仁山植物園. We had walked around the grounds all day and it was a cold sunset, perfect for a chat and tea.

Chee Fai Leng
Chee Fai Leng

April 19, 2016

Wow, even before my tea craze started, I have been 3 of them unrealized from my last trip to Taiwan. The tea is my vein since birth!

Michael
Michael

April 18, 2016

Oh, you’re killing me. I better get a plane ticket to the Beautiful Isle soon. You know, they say tea is good for you because of all the anti-oxidents. But the scientists forgot to take into consideration the how tea and the places you find it create joy. And that is the best medicine!

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