This is a tour for a retreat to let you get away from the city’s hustle and bustle, immersing you in tea aroma and natural greenery. You will experience the extraordinary scenery of the Thousand Island Lake, the endless rows of tea plantation, and a culture of tea appreciation.Description
Board your comfortable coach upon hotel pickup in Taipei city in the morning around 8am, and relax during a scenic drive along the mountain road to Shiding, a rural district of New Taipei City.
Located in the south of Shiding District. Thousand Island Lake, also known as Qiandao Lake in Chinese literally means a lake with thousands of islands. Shared the same name with the famous attraction in Zhejiang Province of Mainland China, the catchment area of Feitsui Reservoir surrounded by many hills creates a similar scenery specifically from a nearby overlook next to the reservoir.
The natural terrain and climate make the surrounding area of Feitsui Reservoir an ideal farmland for tea-growing, including the well-known Wanshan Pouchong and Dong Fang Mei Ren(aka Oriental Beauty Oolong Tea). It is also a noted tea plantation area in north Taiwan, where Bagua Tea Garden is located. From the top of the hill, the neatly planted rows of tea look just like the symbols of Eight Trigrams.
Continue your tour through a 15-min drive to Pinglin District, where the famous Wanshan Pouchong is cultivated. Your guide and the tea instructor will explain the culture, history, and how to properly brew Taiwanese tea during your visit to Pinglin Tea Museum or Pinglin Old Street (the first Monday of every month, you will visit Pinglin Old Street instead of Pinglin Tea Museum). Pinglin Team Museum is the world's largest museum dedicated to tea.
Your tour ends with return transport to your Taipei hotel around noon time.Highlights
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Perfect for all ages and skill level
- Instant Confirmation
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- All entrance fees included
: Taiwan, TaiwanDuration
: 5 hours Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.