3D/2N: Tea Culture Trip

3D/2N: Tea Culture Trip

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說明 Introduction

With this tour you will capture breathtaking views of endless rows of green mountains and terraced tea plantations!  

Many Taiwanese teas have been transplanted from China, but with a new terroir they take on new characteristics and some varieties have been developed only in Taiwan.
Typically, they are named after the place where they are grown, for example, Alishan High Mountain Tea comes from the area around Ali Mountain.  In the past till nowadays tea is used as a beverage but was also considered to be a sort of food with medicinal properties. Especially used by the aboriginal inhabitants as a medicinal plant.

Taiwan tea has a history of more than 200 years and has produced many famous teas which have their own character.  Taiwan also has their own top ten most famous tea; Dongding Oolong, Wenshan Bau Jong Oolong, Oriental Beauty, Songbai Changqing Cha, Alishan Zhulucha, Taiwan high mountain tea, Sun-Moon Lake black tea, Muzha tie guan yin, Sanxia Dragon well and Longquancha.

Taiwan is known for some of the finest teas in the world, particularly in the Oolong Tea category and produces an impressive 20% of the whole world production.  


Day 1 - From Taichung to Sun Moon Lake

In the morning you will take the train from Taipei/Kaohsiung/Tainan to Taichung with the  High Speed Railway train. This tour starts from Taichung or Chayi HSR Railway station.  If you are travelling with the High Speed train to reach Taichung or Chayi, enjoy our 20% discounted tickets. High speed train from Taipei or Kaohsiung is available and pick up will be - in this case - at the Chiayi HSR Train Station.

Once arrived in Taichung train station, you will meet with the English speaking guide and transfer by private van to Sun Moon Lake.

On the way to Sun Moon Lake, it will be possible to stop at the 921 Earthquake Museum; you can decide directly on that day together with your guide.

Sun Moon Lake is Taiwan's major Assam black tea production area
In December of 1925, during the Japanese occupation, the Japanese imported tea seeds from Assam Province in India, and attempted to cultivate it in the Sun Moon Lake area's Yuchi Township. This experiment proved to have outstanding results, and was then promoted extensively, becoming the most famous of Sun Moon Lake's special teas.

Tea cultivation in the Sun Moon Lake area dates back to the Qing Dynasty (17-1800's) when Chinese settlers began cultivating the naturally occurring wild tea tree. In the early 1900's, the Japanese colonists developed large scale Black Tea production using the Assam strain here, following the British model in India.

Lunch will be on the way (not included in the quotation). Your guide will suggest some places on the way.
Dinner free, not included. (with the 4* hotel dinner at the hotel is included)

Overnight in Sun Moon Lake in a 3* or 4* Hotel with lake view
Day 2 - From Sun Moon Lake to Alishan

In the morning you and your guide will continue the visit of the area of Sun Moon Lake and after lunch you will be transferred to Alishan.

On the way to Sun Moon Lake, visit the Lugu Area; home of Dong Ding Oolong Tea that has a reputation of being one of the finest oolongs in the world.

Alishan; famous for its high-mountain oolong tea; Taiwan’s oolong teas are so good that they have been described as the "champagne of tea.”

On the way to Alishan stop in some beautiful viewpoints and at the Elephant Mountain National Scenic area to learn about tea culture and to enjoy the magnificent view.

Your guide will also suggest some stops along the road; there are several train stations with small villages and old street markets as well as stunning plantations tea.  

Breakfast at your hotel
Overnight in Alishan in a 3* or 4* inside the National Park
Day 3 - from Alishan to Chiayi

Early in the morning you will take the Alishan Mountain Railway to Zhushan Station and witness one of the famous sunrises. (Tickets not included, please pay for your guide)

With the guide you will have a walk at the Alishan Forest Recreation Area and meet the thousand year old Taiwan cypress tree.

Discover the Alishan Tea, the Champagne of Taiwan Oolongs!  The oolong tea growing areas are situated between 1000 and 2300 meters in attitude. The high mountain conditions offer plenty of fog and low temperatures which are ideal for oolong tea and the water used for irrigation is from pure mountain springs. Explore one of the tea house in the mountain, taste the tea and learn about the process and the mountain culture in Taiwan.

Transfer by private van to Chayi or Taichung.

Breakfast at your hotel

注意事項 Notes

Price includes:

► 2 nights in a 3* hotel or B&B or 4* hotel including breakfast;

(only with 4* option:  2 dinners at the hotel)

► 3 full days service licensed English (any other language on request!) speaking guide / drivers and all the expenses (including meals, overnights);

► 8 seats Van for 3 days, available max 9 hours per day;

► Fuel, parking fees (f.e. in Alishan National Park), ETC;

► HSR Train tickets;

► Insurance


Tipping is generally not expected in Taiwan; however, it is always appreciated and shows your gratitude for a quality service.


Price during high season and official holidays need to be reconfirmed;
A deposit of 30% will be required to book the service;
The guide will have the right to change itinerary in case of weather issues or bad road conditions.

  Interested in this tour or need more information?   

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Taichung City Phone +886 4 37001268  ext 203 for English

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