18 Dec, 2014 in Kyoto
Arashimaya Kyoto (30)

Arashiyama was the last area I visited in Kyoto and it was a glorious beautiful day, filled with gorgeous scenic views, mountain wild monkeys, enchanting bamboo forests and magical hidden temples. You can probably spend a whole day there slowly soaking in the atmosphere, sipping tea in the mountains or just enjoying the local markets […]

7 Dec, 2010 in Taipei
Jiufen Chiufen - Taipei County-31.JPG

Aside from magical alleys, gorgeous views and curious shops, Jiu Fen is also well known for the lovely Japanese Tea houses it hosts. The one I visited while I went to Jiu Fen was the Jiufen Teahouse (九份茶坊) at 142 Jishan Street, a really nicely decorated place with a special ambience.   …

11 Jan, 2008 in Chinese culture, Tainan

It makes sense that the oldest tea shop in Taiwan would be in Tainan – the oldest city in Taiwan. A Chinese exchange student friend took me to a place I would otherwise probably never know about – a 5 (or was it 6) generations running family tea-shop in Tainan. Welcoming us in his pajamas […]

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