Don't let the name fool you, the tea-making business in Taiwan is as artisanal as it gets.Despite the enormous demands from domestic and international markets,most of the tea-making business is surprisingly still family-operated and the process remains just as artisanal as it once was.
As a religious consumer of all kinds of Taiwanese tea, my recent day-trip to Daxi tea factory has given me insight into every Taiwanese' go-to beverage and the culture behind it.
Do you know ,for instance, that Taiwanese tea has a dazzling variety that belongs to neither green tea nor black tea, but it is everything in between?The unique balance of flavours that you find in Oolong, Baojun, TieGuanin,
Meiran tea can only be achieved by having experienced "masters" on site supervising the roasting process that can sometimes go on for days. There is also a tearoom where you can enjoy homemade cookies over a cuppa indoors or out on the terrace overlooking a lovely stone pond. It's the perfect day trip for everyone who is looking for a quick escape from the city.