Taiwan Tea Tour
The 2011 tea tour is complete. See below for photographs and information about the 2013 Tea Tour!
The tea tour is so popular, we've been able to make it a mostly-annual event!
Browse through a few pictures and the itinerary from past tea tours:
If you are a Taiwanese Oolong lover, or you simply have been listening to Shiuwen talking about how much fun it is to visit tea farmers and the delicious food there, you've got to join us on this tea trip to Taiwan in May.
Photos on this page are courtesy of Dance Smith
Taiwan Tea Tour Logistics (2013)
Time: May 3rd to May 14th of 2013
Cost: $2700 includes lodgings, three meals per day, transportation in Taiwan, tickets and fees for activities and classes. $300 extra for single occupancy.
Deposit: $500 non-refundable deposit by Feb. 15, 2013. Full payment is due by March 15th, 2013.
2011's trip highlights: visiting a Baozhong tea farm, a Tiequanyin tea farm, Alishan tea farm, learn from farmers how they grow, process, and appreciate tea. You will get to eat lots of delicious food. Visit Wisteria Tea House and National Palace Museum.
Example itinerary from 2011: See Here
Interested or questions? Please contact Floating Leaves Tea: firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The highlight of the trip for me was visiting the farmers and their families at the tea farms and learning about tea picking, processing and tea tasting as well as eating delicious Taiwanese cuisine cooked with tea - YUMMY! It was amazing how each tea farm had a character and beauty of its own, just like the different teas they grow in each area.
We learned a lot about the tea world, and it was so good to learn also about Taiwan, a country so much in American news in the past.
What more could you ask for----good food, great scenery, lots and lots of tea information and visits to tea farms--and a comfy hotel to come back to (or a farmer's B&B with marvelous food). I couldn't recommend her tour more!!
Tea as a common denominator for the participants resulted in both guaranteed common interests and enough diversity to make getting to know everyone fulfilling. As a small group, there was minimal tour-group herding, and mostly the tour felt like a prolonged outing with friends.
Tour Le Taiwan, although not on a bicyclette, was a world of fun and of course learning. With a busy schedule we still were able to have those good moments of relaxation, especially when eating the unforgettable food.