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Encyclopedia > Taiwanese tea

In Taiwan most people drink tea, and tea is not only a drink, but also a culture. On weekends after a busy week, Taiwanese people seek a change of pace and atmosphere. Many people visit one of the numerous traditional teahouses or "tea-art" shops, located all over Taiwan. Tea leaves in a Chinese gaiwan. ... Yugao-tei, Kanazawa A tea house (茶室, cha-shitsu) is a structure designed for holding Japanese tea ceremonies. ...

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Tea houses

Taiwanese teahouses are a blend of contemplative serenity and lively conversations. A casual afternoon at a teahouse will bring one to the heart of the social, artistic, intellectual, and political activities brewing in Taiwan. Many of these teahouses are set in elegant cultured gardens, making them ideal hideaways for tea drinkers to relax while sampling a wide selection of first-class teas. Yugao-tei, Kanazawa A tea house (茶室, cha-shitsu) is a structure designed for holding Japanese tea ceremonies. ... For the chosen plaintext attack used by the British during World War II, see gardening (cryptanalysis). ...


Tea drinking in Taiwan is akin to the high art of wine tasting in the west, and tea drinkers will gladly pay a few thousand Taiwan dollars for a half kilogram of good tea leaves. Mountainside tea-art shops and restaurants offering open-air tea drinking, dining, and picturesque views have become favorite destinations for city-dwellers. Wine degustation is the tasting of wine. ... The New Taiwan Dollar (新臺幣 or 新台幣; ISO 4217 code TWD; common abbreviation NT$), or simply Taiwan Dollar, is the currency of the Republic of China (Taiwan). ... The international prototype, made of platinum-iridium, which is kept at the BIPM under conditions specified by the 1st CGPM in 1889. ...


Teaware

The typical Taiwanese family owns at least one set of teaware at home. Many people collect teapots as a hobby. Most of the people in Taiwan have purple porous pottery teapots at home. Traditionally, "raising the teapots" at home is a way of life in Taiwan. The teapots are used to brew teas intensively so that the surface of the teapots becomes "bright". The process is called "raising the teapots", which enhances the beauty of purple porous teapots. Tea stores are virtually everywhere. In big cities like Taipei one can easily find tea for sale on nearly every city block. Teaware is the entire spectrum of equipment used in the production of tea. ... A Japanese teapot A teapot is a vessel in which to brew tea leaves with boiling water, either inside a tea bag or loose, in which case a tea strainer will be needed to catch the leaves when the tea is poured. ... This article may not be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ... A way of life is a common term which describes the lifestyle of an entire culture. ... Nickname: the City of Azaleas Government Official Website City of Taipei Mayor Ma Ying-jeou Capital District Xinyi Geographical characteristics Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 16 of 25 271. ... City Blocks are a part of the fictional universe recounted in the Judge Dredd series that appears in the UK comic book 2000 AD. // Overview Also known as starscrapers or stratoscrapers (compare skyscraper), they are the most common form of mass-housing in Mega-City One, averaging a population of...


Tea ceremony

There are several kinds of tea ceremonies in Taiwan. Popular Taiwanese tea ceremonies include: A tea ceremony is a ritualised form of making tea. ...

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See also

Chinese tea culture refers to the methods of preparation of tea, the equipment used to make tea and the occasions in which tea is consumed in China. ... The tea-drinking habits of Hong Kong residents derive from Chinese tea culture. ... Pearl milk tea Bubble tea, pearl milk tea (Chinese: 珍珠奶茶; pinyin: zhēnzhū nǎichá), or boba milk tea (波霸奶茶; bōbà nǎichá) is a tea beverage mixture with milk. ...

External links

  • The Art of Tea

 
 

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