Day 1 SyuYaoLiang Tea factory→Lunch→Yo Shan Tea House→Sun Moon Lake Xiangshan Visitor Center
◆SyuYaoLiang Tea factory
Syu’s Family tea factory, now managed by Mr. Syu Yao Liang, has come to the third generation. Following the tea processing tip from his grandfather which is “water, smell, and then look,” making high-quality tea is always the first priority for Mr. Syu. Being a tea farmer, he insists on not using any pesticide or herbicide during Tea Cultivation. The most famous tea produced by Mr. Syu is Dongfang Meiren, also known as oriental beauty tea. This tea has natural fruity aromas and produces sweet-tasting liquor, bright reddish-orange in color, without any bitterness. Dried leaves of high quality should exhibit a pleasant aroma with leaf coloration of dark purple and brown tones with white hairs.
◆Yo Shan Tea House
Ms. Yeh, Shu-Pen has been awarded Shen-Nung Reward in her R&D efforts to upgrade the tea values and she also serves as the Founding President of Nantou County Chushan Tea Association. She has helped to promote teaism from Chushan to Jenai Township and Hsinyi Township, and counsel the tea farmers in both places to establish their associations. In 2008, she also actively founded The House of Tea Spirit named "Cha Xin Yuan" to become Taiwan’s first International Tourist Tea Museum to provide tea knowledge, teaism culture, a cultural leisure park for people to experience the tea art, and frequently invites international teaism groups from mainland China, Japan and Korea to exchange ideas and to promote Taiwan’s tea internationally.
◆Sun Moon Lake Xiangshan Visitor Center
The Xiangshan Visitor Center is both for tourism and administration use. The uniquely designed building has wood-patterned exteriors and wings that stretch like human arms embracing the earth. In addition, the two giant canopy structures, 34 meters long and 8 meters tall each, allow people to enjoy beautiful views of the Sun Moon Lake from the top.
Not only does Xiangshan Café offer lovely views of Sun-Moon Lake, it has a distinctive feature which is the internationally-renowned avant-garde building designed by a Japanese architect; The nearby round-the-lake trail is complete and is certain to become a favorite scenic spot for cyclists; adding to its appeal are the building’s lights that by night create a totally different and breathtaking scene and style.
Day 2 Sun Moon Lake→Antique Assam Tea Farm→Lunch→Daxi Tea Factory→Yingge Ceramics Museum
◆Sun Moon Lake
Sun Moon Lake lies in the center of the Shuishalian Area, which is a part of Yuchi Township in Nantou County. It is the largest lake in Taiwan and is comprised of the diamond-shaped Sun Lake and curved Moon Lake. The Thao people call it "zintun" which may have been the earliest name given to Sun Moon Lake. The earliest record of the name "Sun Moon Lake" was in the article, “Travels to Shueilishe", written by Deng Chuan-an in 1821, which said, "I have no idea where the water comes from. It is about 10 li (half a kilometer) in length, and a third of that in width. The water is red and green, so it is named Sun Moon Lake." After the Han people came to reclaim the Shueishalian land, Sun Moon Lake was given more names, such as Shueishe Large Lake. In the late Cing Dynasty, the western missionaries came to Sun Moon Lake to share their faith with the Thao people. They named Sun Moon Lake “Dragon Lake”, “Lake Candidius”, “Nin-Isivatan Lake”, etc.
◆Antique Assam Tea Farm
In 1925, Japanese imported Assam tea from India to Taiwan. They tried many places and found the best environment for the cultivation of Assam tea is in Nantou around Sun Moon Lake. Due to the weather, humidity and elevation above sea level, Sun Moon Lake Assam Tea got popular. However, the market environment was changed and many farmers replaced their tea shrubs by betel nut trees in the end.
In 2003, it was not efficient to run the factory anymore and it was shut down completely. However, 5 workers chose to stay and reform the factory. Now, Sun Moon Lake Antique Assam Tea Farm is preserved and Assam tea shrub is back to Sun Moon Lake.
Just like the exhibition hall attached to it, the Fu-Guei restaurant uses valuable artistic pieces by well-known artists for its decorations and serving implements. When eating hot pot served with a dining set that costs over ten thousand Taiwan dollars, the beer- marinated chicken seems even more intoxicating. Not to be outdone are the drink vessels, like the sturdy mug that gives the Vienna coffee a gentler, yet richer flavor. The outdoor dining area includes ancient trees, ponds, and a wooden walking path while the tables are spread out in a spacious arrangement, so diners can enjoy the beautiful scenery in a serene setting.
◆Daxi Tea Factory
Learn the new by restudying the old.
Built in 1926, the Daxi Tea Factory covers an area of 1,670 square feet, and was formerly named the "Jiaoban Mountain Factory." It is hidden in some quiet alleys, and the architecture is a fusion of Taiwanese, Japanese, and British styles. Times change, people change. But staying intimately connected with the land is TTC’s goal. Since centuries, the teas grown on these hills rely on the ancient memories passed among the local farmers. We hope that the silent language of the building, and its light and shade, may convey the old warmth to today’s visitors. As you step into the door, you may feel the earnest care of the tea farmers and tea makers. As the tea brews, the wafts of its fragrance drifting through the air may awaken our common memories of those old days.
◆Yingge Ceramics Museum
The construction of the New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum was first proposed in 1988 and opened to the public on November 26, 2000. In twelve years, it has become the leading county museum in Taiwan and the first professional museum wholly dedicated to ceramics. In addition to exhibiting the Taiwanese ceramic culture, it also stimulates the public's interest and attention in ceramics. While promoting the Yingge ceramic enterprises and local image, the museum also encourages international culture exchange. Furthermore, we survey, gather, preserve, and maintain Taiwanese ceramic culture for the purposes of research, collection, exhibitions, and education.
Eco Tea Party
Organic Tea Garden
Fair Trade Tea Product
Accommodation is Itathao-villa or same level hotels.
The cost includes ：
Include transportation after taking off,Day 1 luch&Dinner and Day 2 Lunch,insurance, accommodation.
The cost does not include：
If make cancellation 7 days prior the departure day, 100% of tour fee will be refunded.
If make cancellation 4-7 days prior the departure day, 70% of tour fee will be refunded.
If make cancellation 3 days prior the departure day, no tour fee will be refunded.
If the activity is suspended due to the cause which can not be ascribed to the organizer, no refund will be issued.
Tripbaa will inform you of postponement or refund if there is any force majeure.