Baozhong (or Pouchong) “wrapped variety” (包種茶)
Iron Goddess (Tieguanyin) (鐵觀音茶)
Alishan High Mountain (阿里山高山茶)
Oriental Beauty (東方美人)
Ruby Red #18 (紅雨紅茶)
White Tea (白茶)
Green Tea (綠茶)
Oolong (Wulong) Tea (烏龍茶)
Black Tea (“Red Tea” in Mandarin) (紅茶)
Pu Er Tea (普洱茶)
a field of baozhong, a great Taiwan tea in Nangang District, Taipei City
baskets for collecting tea
varieties of Chinese tea
old Formosa oolong tea poster at the Pinglin Tea Museum
more than 25 varieties of northern Taiwanese tea on display at the Pingling Tea Museum
buying tea in Taiwan at bulk tea bins at Lin Mao Sen Tea Co
teal pot, cups, and tea tray. just some of them equipment commonly used for brewing tea in Taiwan
Getting There: Catch small bus #5 from just in front of Funan Temple (富南宮) near exit 5 of Nangang Exhibition Center MRT. Buses are infrequent, and if I remember correct, the ride takes about 20 minutes.
Taipei Tea House, Nangang District, Taipei City, which showcases Taipei tea
terraced rice fields, Jiuzhuang, Nangang District, Taipei City
Western-style tea room, Taipei Tea House
cute tea pots and suspension bridge, Jiuzhuang
tea fields, Jiuzhuang
Getting There: Bus #923 and green #12 go to Pinglin from just outside Xindian MRT station. The ride takes about 40 minutes. Bicycles can be hired in Pinglin town.
tea oil thin noodles in Pinglin
signature square-shaped packaging of baozhong tea, the "wrapped variety"
cycling past Taiwanese tea fields in Pinglin
stunning views over rice fields and the Feicui Water Reservoir from Shiding Bagua Tea Plantation
Silver Stream Cave and Waterfall, Maokong
Taiwanese baozhong tea, 15-25% oxidized and closer in characteristics to a green tea
oriental beauty, with its signature white tips, about 60% oxidized and considered by some to be the world's finest Wulong
Alishan high mountain tea, 40% oxidized and rolled into little balls, considered by many locals to be Taiwan's finest tea
Chinese Pu Er Tea, the blackest of teas, 100% oxidized and aged, only grown in Yunnan, China
Tea in Taiwan: A Complete Guide to Taiwanese Tea and How to Buy Tea from Taiwan
What is Taiwanese Tea?
Main Varieties of Tea from Taiwan
Taiwanease Oolong Tea: Taiwan's Best Tea
How to Order Tea from Taiwan
How to Brew Taiwanese Tea
Tea Tours in Taiwan and Tea Attractions around Taipei
Taipei Tea House, Jiuzhuang (舊莊)
Pinglin Tea Museum (坪林茶業博物館)
Shiding Bagua Tea Plantation (石碇八卦茶園)
Maokong (貓空) Tea Houses
Hey, I'm Nick!
I first left home with a backpack in 2001, and I've been living in Taiwan for the last 10 years. I am especially drawn to religious centers, spiritual sights, and natural attractions.
I started this website to share the things I learn on the road and to inspire YOU to travel MORE!
Table of Contents
1. What is Taiwanese tea?
2. Main varieties of tea from Taiwan
3. Taiwan's Oolong Tea: The Best Taiwan Tea
4. How to Order Tea from Taiwan
5. Where to buy tea in Taiwan
6. Where to buy tea in Taipei
7. Taipei Tea Houses
8. How to brew Taiwanese tea
9. Tea Tours in Taiwan and Tea Attractions around Taipei
c. Shiding Bagua Tea Plantation
10. Visiting Tea Areas around Taiwan
Where to Buy Tea in Taiwan
Where to Buy Tea in Taipei
Taipei Tea Houses
Maokong (see below, in Tea Tours section) is also a great place in the Greater Taipei area with many traditional tea houses in rural natural surroundings overlooking Taipei.
Tea vendor at weekend Taipei Expo Farmer's Market, Yuanshan MRT
Buying tea from a tea shop in the tea growing region of Luye in Taitung County. You can always taste before you buy!