Taiwan - The Culture of Tea

The mystery and majesty of tea is explored when Joseph spotlights the culture of this royal beverage on Taiwan. During this adventure he travels to Lujang to join in the creation of traditional tea snacks, visits an Assam tea farm in Nantou, participates in a formal tea ceremony in Tainan and tops it all off with a visit to the annual Lantern Festival in Chiayi. Along the way he meets the masters of Taiwan’s pottery, tin-sculpting and lantern-making arts.

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Consultant Editor Joseph Rosendo and a team of travel experts have combined inspirational narrative with sumptuous photography to bring over 130 global destinations to life, from snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef or cruising the Galapagos Islands to marveling at the mighty Victoria Falls or grazing at the Galway Oyster Festival. Domestic getaways aren’t overlooked, either: the fall foliage in Northeast Vermont is radiant in September; the funky, sunny Florida Keys are an ideal February getaway and both the jaw-dropping California Coast and lush Kaua’i make for fantastic October trips.

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  • Over 350 vacation ideas, organized month by month
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  • Covers travel mainstays like New York and Rome, plus the more exotic, like La Paz and Timbuktu
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    image Tea has played such a major role in Taiwan’s culture; almost every Taiwanese enjoys a good cup of tea. Tea culture is also a major study in Taiwan, the appearance, color, aroma, liquor, and flavor, it all matters. Not just for its aroma or taste, Tea can also eliminate oiliness, eradicate gamey flavors, refresh the taste buds, and intensify tastes.  With many different topography and climate, Taiwan is the perfect location to produce high quality tea. The island became famous for its “Formosa Oolong (Wulong) tea.” The Whit-Tip Oolong tea’s unique flavor even caught the attention of Queen Victoria. Today, without question, Boba Milk tea has traveled and loved by people all around the world, and it is one of the major representations of Taiwan. Next trip to Taiwan, plan a trip to walk into a green tea garden, pick some tea leafs with your own hands, experience the baking of the tea leafs, then, finally enjoy a sip of tea. There is no better place for travelers that want to savor the true taste of Oriental Tea.

    Tea Station

    imageTen Ren Tea Company of Taiwan is a distinguished tea manufacturer and retailer and has over 100 stores worldwide. It’s also affiliated with Ten Fu Tea in China, which operates over 1000 retail stores in China. Ten Ren Tea Company is not only dedicated to the preservation of the imageChinese tea drinking culture but also a pioneer in revitalizing the tradition. Tea Station Cafes, a subsidiary of Ten Ren Tea Company, were introduced in Southern California with a younger and more modernized spin to the traditional Chinese tea. There are currently 12 Tea Station locations serving California and Nevada. Tea Station Cafes have an amazing assortment of tea related beverages and meals catering to everyone’s taste, from the famous boba milk tea to the delightful tea snacks.  Come experience the ancient Chinese tea drinking culture in a brand new way.