Saturday, 2 February 2013

Tea Time In Maokong

Taipei is a hot city, so it's nice to get on a gondola and head to higher, cooler ground. Waiting at the end of your journey is the bucolic little hillside town of Maokong. The place is dotted with little tea plantations and tea houses, ready to receive you and offer a sample of one of their fine teas. A nice break.

A typical tea plot up in the hills.

There's a cute tea cooperative museum, filled with examples of what's grown.

The center part of the exhibit has a not so convincing infinity teapot. Ah, well.

Examples of tea processing machinery and leaves in various states of transformation.

Another look at a little tea plantation plot.

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